The Pandemic We Won’t Be Able to StopMay 16, 2018 |
by Sean Martin
Health officials warn while they are convinced a deadly pandemic is coming, they still have no idea what it will be.
However, experts believe the disease or virus is likely to be respiratory, as not enough research is being put into this area and respiratory issues are difficult to spot once they have begun spreading.
A report has been released and backed by 120 scientists who give their ideas of the predicted traits of a future pathogen that may be hard to prevent.
Infectious diseases researcher Amesh Adalja from Johns Hopkins University told Live Science: “We need to get serious about respiratory viruses.