WHO is keeping an eye on the spread of “disease X”. He still doesn’t know what virus caused it. 17 deaths

The World Health Organization is monitoring an outbreak of a severe acute respiratory infection, called “Disease X”. At least 17 deaths

Today (27 January ’23) Ramathibodi Hospital Faculty of Medicine Medical Genome Center Post a message via Facebook Center for Medical Genomics that the World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring the outbreak. A severe acute respiratory infection in the village of Pamir Kalan in Badakhshan Province, northeastern Afghanistan, has been designated by the World Health Organization as a response under the code name “Disease X.” “

The World Health Organization says there are currently 97 cases of an unknown cause of microorganisms or viruses in the village of Pamir Kalan, of which 17 have died.

WHO has coordinated support for affected families, especially the elderly and children in the villages, who are difficult to reach due to the bad weather. heavy snow making The “response team” has not arrived in the area yet. But medicines and medical supplies have already been sent to the epidemic area in advance.

WHO has prepared a response plan to disease X since October 2022.

“Disease X” refers to infectious diseases caused by unknown pathogenic microorganisms or viruses. or still unknown have the potential to cause serious international epidemics. and countries should be monitored closely, with the World Health Organization including “Disease X” on the list.

First published in 2017 and last prioritized in 2018, the current list includes COVID-19, Crimean Kong hemorrhagic fever, Ebola and Marburg virus diseases, and SA donkey fever, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Nipah and Henipavirus, Rift Valley Fever, Zika, and “Disease X.”

The World Health Organization is currently updating the list to guide the global public, private and NGO sectors to invest in advance research and development (R&D), particularly in vaccines. Laboratory testing and manipulation so that the product can be used in a timely manner when an outbreak occurs.

The update process began in late October 2022, bringing together more than 300 scientists from around the world to analyze evidence on more than 24 viral and bacterial families, focusing on strains for which there are no known cures . There is still no vaccine to prevent it. Firstly

This list of key pathogens has become a point of reference for researchers around the world on how to focus their efforts to address threats to people on the ground.

At least 320,000 different viruses currently infect mammals. But only “219” viruses are infectious and cause disease in humans, or just “0.06 percent,” meaning there are still many mammalian viruses ready to spread to humans if given the a suitable opportunity for them

The Medical Genome Centre, Ramathibodi Hospital, is ready to decode the species of DNA and RNA extracted from various specimens. from people suspected of being infected with “Disease X”, as well as from the environment The specimens are then analyzed to determine which strain of microbe or virus is present within a week. to answer the question of “Disease X”

Information about diseases It is interesting and interesting to follow. so that we know and prepare to cope

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