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Online Discussion: Tracking new emerging diseases and the next pandemic; Now tracking the Aussie Flu.

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    Posted: January 18 2017 at 9:55pm
Just when I was settling down to consider MERS a local problem, mostly confined to Saudi Arabia, I read that it is near the top of a list of possible major outbreaks.  I suppose we need to keep more of an eye on this.


Originally posted by BBC BBC wrote:

Scientists have named three relatively little-known diseases they think could cause the next global health emergency.

A coalition of governments and charities has committed $460m to speed up vaccine development for Mers, Lassa fever and Nipah virus.

They are asking funders at the World Economic Forum Davos for another $500m.

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Lassa, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) and Nipah virus are "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases that the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified as potentially causing the next major outbreak


http://www.bbc.com/news/health-38669584
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