Health Officials: Pandemic Capable Of 'WIPING OUT THE POPULATION' On The Way
World Health Organisation (WHO) issues warning
A pandemic which could literally wipe out large portions of the population is now on its way according to senior officials at the World Health Organisation (WHO).
One disease capable of killing up to 100 million people in a pandemic similar to the Spanish Flu is now long overdue according to (WHO).
Tedros Adhanom, the director general at WHO, spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai stating that the world is not prepared for such a pandemic, and could "pop up in any country."
"This is not some future nightmare scenario," Adhanom said.
"This is what happened exactly 100 years ago during the Spanish flu epidemic."
the Express reports: "A devastating epidemic could start in any country at any time and kill millions of people because we are still not prepared. The world remains vulnerable.
"The absence of universal health coverage is the greatest threat to global health.
Mr Adhanom says the world wasn't prepared for Ebola
"The benefits of universal health coverage go far beyond health. Strong health systems are essential to strong economies.
"We do not know where and when the next global pandemic will occur, but we know it will take a terrible toll both on human life and on the economy.”
Mr Adhanom made the bold claims just as the US, which is in the midst of a severe flu season that are causing one in 10 deaths in the US, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it would be cutting their epidemic prevention programs back by 80 percent.
Measles - a contagious virus with the potential to cause serious illness and even death - is spreading around Europe and experts from the World Health Organisation said people who haven’t had the vaccine are at risk.
According to the Washington Post, programs for preventing infectious diseases such as Ebola are being diminished in 39 of the 49 countries they were rolled out in.
In the UK, the Universal healthcare system, the NHS, is constantly facing cutbacks which will “ultimately put patient safety at risk”, according a recent report from the Continuing Healthcare (CHC).