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WHO Lists 8 Diseases Most Likely To Cause Severe Future Outbreaks

ScienceInsider: The most dangerous pathogens, according to WHO
“…About two dozen scientists and clinicians met in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday and Wednesday [last] week to select five to 10 diseases most ‘likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future, and for which few or no medical countermeasures exist,’ according to a statement. They came up with a list of eight deadly diseases: Ebola, Marburg, severe acute respiratory syndrome, Middle East respiratory syndrome, Nipah, Lassa fever, Rift Valley fever, and Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever…” (Kupferschmidt, 12/11).

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