In a new report, the experts identified diseases that could “destroy” human civilization if they began to spread.
The 16 diseases have emerged in countries around the world and have the potential to cause a new pandemic, as claimed in the report.
While some are well known to those in the West, such as Escherichia coli and HIV, others are less known but are fatal, as one causes bleeding from the mouth and nose and another swelling of the brain.
The diseases were highlighted in a report published by the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), an organization established by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and many more countries.
The document warns that “Covid-19” is just one of many diseases that have the potential to spread a pandemic.
“It is believed that more than 1.6 million undiscovered viral species from these virus families are present in mammalian and bird hosts. Any of them could be the next Covid, or worse,” the report said.
The report highlights corona viruses other than “Covid-19”, which can tear apart the world’s population with more deadly consequences.
And she warns that “the emergence of the Corona virus combines the transmissibility of” Covid-19 “and the severity of SARS or the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, which will be devastating to civilization.”
According to the Alliance for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, other diseases, such as HIV and Ebola, could potentially lethality return in Africa.
One of the conditions on the list shares similar traits to bubonic plague, which has spread to humans from fleas to mice.
Lassa fever is transmitted from rodents to rats and can lead to swelling of the face, bleeding from the mouth, nose, eyes and vagina, and in severe cases, seizures.
Last year, the condition, which resulted in a quarter of surviving patients temporarily losing their hearing, claimed 144 lives in Nigeria and a death rate of about 1 in 100.
There is currently no known cure or vaccine, with isolating sick people and staying away from rodent feces and having a cat people’s best hope.
Another lesser known disease, cryptosporidiosis, has already spread slightly in the UK.
This diarrheal disease, caused by microscopic parasites, lives in the intestines of humans and animals, but can live outside the body for long periods, including swimming pools and hot tubs.
A cluster of cases of the disease, which can be particularly harmful to children, was seen in the West Midlands in 2016.
And if left untreated in patients with weakened immune systems it can become chronic and even fatal.
Another disease to watch out for is Nipah, which is transmitted by bats, and which has spread to Southeast and South Asia.
The neurological disease causes severe swelling of the brain, seizures, vomiting, and a mortality rate of 70%.
Another deadly disease is the Whitewater Arroyo virus, which was thought to not be able to transmit to humans until it killed three California women, including a 14-year-old girl.