Doctor who discovered Ebola warns that world could be hit by new deadly 'Disease X' that is as fast-spreading as Covid and as deadly as the African virus

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The doctor who discovered Ebola warns that new deadly viruses are set to hit mankind as medics fear new Disease X. 

Professor Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, who helped discover the Ebola virus in 1976, said humanity faces an unknown number of new viruses.  

He has said there are new and potentially fatal viruses emerging from Africa's tropical rainforests, reports CNN

He added: 'We are now in a world where new pathogens will come out. And that's what constitutes a threat for humanity.' 

The professor said that he thinks future pandemics could be worse than Covid-19 and could be more apocalyptic.

In Ingende, Democratic Republic of the Congo, a patient, who wishes to remain nameless was showing early symptoms of hemorrhagic fever.  

Publish : 2021-01-03 08:54:00

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