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Congolese Microbiologist Warns of Another Possible Pandemic ‘Disease X’ – Sharon Madonna!

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Congolese Microbiologist Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, who was part of the research team that helped discover Ebola has warned of a new fatal virus that could spread rapidly just like Covid-19 and deadly like the African virus.

According to Professor Muyembe, the human race is at the risk of facing a pool of unknown new viruses that could blight populations around the world.

Speaking to CNN; he told of how there are new viruses emerging from the tropical forests of Africa that could rapidly spread.

“We are now in a world where new pathogens will come out. And that’s what constitutes a threat for humanity”, he stated.

When the Congolese microbiologist was asked if the new virus ‘Disease X’ could be more apocalyptic than Covid-19 he said “Yes, yes, I think so.”

His comments came as a woman showing symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in Ingende; a remote town in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, has sparked fears of new deadly pathogens on the horizon.

She was tested for several diseases, including Ebola, but they all came out as negative. It, therefore, sparked fears her illness may have been caused by so-called ‘Disease X’, a new “unexpected” pathogen that could spread as rapidly as Covid-19 but has Ebola’s fatality rate of 50 to 90 percent.

“We’ve all got to be frightened,” the patient’s physician, Dr. Dadin Bonkole, told CNN “Ebola was unknown. Covid was unknown. We have to be afraid of new diseases ‘Disease X’ is still hypothetical.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), scientists and public health experts fear an outbreak of ‘Disease X’ could to lead serious health effects like those of Ebola.

Professor Muyembe warned many more zoonotic diseases, namely, those that jump from animals to humans could arise.

The Covid-19 virus is suspected to have originated in China and possibly from bats the outbreak of zoonotic diseases has been largely attributed to deforestation which sees animals’ natural habitats disappear.

Scientists also believe ‘Disease X’ could be breeding in live animals in the so-called ‘wet market’, which sees wildlife from rainforests being sold in urban areas.

 

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