Public Health England’s First-Ever Strategy On Infectious Diseases Highlights ‘Novel,’ Drug-Resistant Infections

International Business Times: Is Disease X Here? New Superbugs And Infectious Diseases Discovered
“Fears over a new pandemic emerged after a health agency in the U.K. reported that it has discovered 19 new drug-resistant superbugs and 12 infectious diseases in the last decade. The discovery of the superbugs and other pathogens has led medical experts to call on more effective health measures to prevent a possible Disease X outbreak…” (Monzon, 9/11).
 
The Telegraph: Revealed: Public Health England ‘hot on the trail’ of Disease X
“…At the launch of its first-ever strategy on infectious diseases on Wednesday, Public Health England (PHE) revealed that 12 ‘novel’ infections and viruses have been identified in the U.K. in the last 10 years. The diseases include tularemia, a life-threatening infection found in the U.S. that is spread by rabbits and rodents; Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, an Ebola-type illness that is prevalent in Africa and is spread by ticks; and monkeypox, a rare virus which is similar to human smallpox, three cases of which were identified in the U.K. last year…” (Gulland, 9/11).