Learning about these COVID-like diseases can help stop them before it becomes uncontrollable.
After watching, hearing, and experiencing the impact of the novel Coronavirus, no one in the world is ready to face COVID-like infections anymore. Researchers are redoubling efforts to find what the next pandemic will be. The Coronavirus pandemic gave a surprise to the world. For many decades, epidemiologists and other experts have been warning about the global pandemic. Read on to learn about future pandemic predictions.
What Will the Next Pandemic Be?
When Was COVID-19 Declared a Pandemic?
- A. 11 March 2020
- B. 20 December 2020
- C. 15 October 2020
- D. 25 December 2020
Did you know? Hundreds of people are infected by animals every year. Many disease experts believe that most pandemic diseases originated from animals. 75% of newly discovered diseases are zoonotic. Coronavirus is believed to have originated in pangolins which were sold at wet markets in China. Like COVID-19, zoonotic diseases are also riskier to humans, and we need to take precautions to avoid such a risk. Due to the climate, intrusion of wildlife habitats, global travel may help spread animal-borne diseases.
As of the first half of September 2021, morethan 227.2 million cases are recorded now, of which 4,673,871 deaths.
The Biggest Pandemic Potential Diseases
We have rounded up the six diseases that are most likely to cause the next pandemic.
Bats in Asia
Nipah virus is ranked on the WHO’s top 10 priority diseases, as it can cause a pandemic. There is no vaccination available for the disease. It is deadly and has already caused a huge number of outbreaks in Asia. Experts believe that over development and encroachment on bat habitat is the reason for the development of the disease.
Camels in Africa
Mers is considered more deadly than Coronavirus. It is transmitted by camels. It is estimated that millions of people in the Middle East and Africa are dependent on the meat and milk of camels. Overpopulation and climate change lead humans to contact with camels. Scientists warn that an outbreak may occur. The Kenyan experts try to stop a Mers pandemic before it starts.
Mosquitoes in North America
More than one million people were killed and around 700 million were infected because of mosquito-borne diseases, making it one out of ten people on the planet. Scientists from the US military base on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba have found a deadly mosquito species in the Western Hemisphere.
Possums in Australia
The Buruli ulcer was first discovered in Uganda and in recent years it started spreading to Australia. It is classified as a “neglected” international disease. Experts thought that fluffy, nocturnal creatures are the reason for the transmission of the Buruli ulcer to humans. Humans play a role in transmitting flesh-eating bacteria. It is more likely to spread more widely on the continent.
Pigs in Europe
The pig pandemic may occur. According to the CDC reports, the 2009 outbreak of swine flu, also known as H1N1 infected 60.8 million people around the world. European factory farming is building perfect circumstances for another swine flu outbreak.
Monkeys in South America
The yellow fever disease infected around 200,000 people, and 30,000 people died. People trespass into the forests of Brazil, which leads to an outbreak. Scientists fear yellow fever can spread from monkeys to humans and back. They arranged a vaccination program for monkeys to save humans from deadly diseases.
Following pandemic preparedness can help control the spread of any virus. Every country should have a pandemic plan to protect people before it goes out of control.