October 20, 2021

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Another pandemic could follow: it’s time to work together

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The COVID-19 pandemic has marked a new era in which the world needs to be prepared to deal with it but it has also caused many questions about the next pandemic and how to deal with it.

When COVID 19 started, most of us were asked to stay home and it immediately became clear that lives for some were in danger mainly due to the large number who immediately appeared to be short of food.

In this story we look ahead to the next pandemic in the world – where it will come from, who it will affect but also how it can be prevented.

Researchers point out how plant diseases can threaten food security, health diseases such as obesity and diabetes are on the rise, epilepsy viruses can once again threaten the world’s population in a timely manner and animal-borne diseases will continue to be a serious threat.

While some may see this as a human health issue, many working in and outside health programs have begun to understand the link between the COVID 19 pandemic on human health, the environment, animals, and food safety and so on.

Only all of this leads to life as the crux of everything.

Around the world, experts in the fields of human, animal, and animal health are making the most of the fact that the world needs to be prepared for many diseases.

SciDev.Net has explored the origins of a new pandemic and is investigating activities to detect and prevent disease, or to reduce their severity.

The mysterious disease ‘X’

Mysterious disease ‘X’ – is a term used to describe that a pandemic could come from an unknown location – according to medical researchers.

Researcher Josie Golding explains how science prepares for Disease X.

He says that while global cities are abolishing COVID-19 regulations, the capacity of urban centers to deal with sudden infectious diseases is still limited.

It is important to consider how urban planners and epidemiologists (Epidemiologists) are thinking of ways to set up programs to help the public access health services more quickly and efficiently; this also goes hand in hand with the expansion of cities, to welcome low-income people in them because epidemics are more likely to infect the rural population unknowingly.

Living without Viruses:

Africa has recently been declared as a continent on the path to the best continent free from the virus, leaving Asia as it is in Pakistan and Afghanistan with the problem of eradication viruses.

Researchers also say that the immunization program has left a new strain of epilepsy spreading around the world, and there are also disabilities that can be caused by a particular vaccine.

Animal and plant diseases

In many southern countries, the search for animal protein has more than doubled, meat production has tripled in the past 50 years, where milk production has nearly doubled, and egg production has more than tripled.

This requires land but nowadays humans have occupied forest areas, animals live in close proximity to humans, which increases the risk of contaminating animals or animals contaminating people.

Experts say that strong global food insecurity measures can help prevent the spread of animal-borne diseases, especially those from animals to humans.

Infectious microbes are not the only people exposed to. Plant diseases have the potential to reduce global food production if no actions taken and will lead to droughts.

There is a need for cooperation at all levels in order to jointly address the impact of crop reduction and global population growth.

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