WHO List of the Most Dangerous Pathogens

November 6, 2016

- Eight viruses "likely to cause severe outbreaks in the near future," for which few or no medical countermeasures exist. - The list includes: Ebola, Marburg, SARS, MERS-Cov, Nipah, Lassa fever, RVF, and CCHF. - Three other diseases were ranked as "serious": Chikunguya, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, and Zika virus. Reference: Science 18 Dec 2015, Vol 350 Issue 6267

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