Scientists from the UK have issued a warning about a new highly deadly pathogen that can kill one patient every second as the country tries to get ready for new pandemics. Health experts have said that the arrival of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in the UK might be due to climate change.
WHO has said that the death rate of CCHF is up to 40 per cent
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the death rate of CCHF is up to 40 per cent and it is hard to treat or avert the transmission of the disease as it transmits via ticks or animal tissue. The WHO has put CCHF on the list of priority diseases. The new virus has been identified across Eastern Europe and France lately.
UK scientists have informed the Science, Innovation, and Technology Committee of the country saying that CCHF infections might not be identified by doctors in the NHS, as they were not expecting such types of conditions. The chief of veterinary medicine at Cambridge University, Prof James Wood has said that CCHF infections will definitely arrive in the UK at some point but it is unclear how and when it will reach.
As per the report, warmer weather conditions in the UK have paved the way for such types of infections such as Rift Valley fever which is deadly for humans, a breakbone fever, and Zika virus.
The head of the Pirbright Institute, Prof Bryan Charleston has stated that a slow march north of diseases has been observed. The chief of the Pandemic Sciences Institute from Oxford University, Prof Sir Peter Horby has said that climate change has been mingling up the map of where to discover certain diseases or infections. He has said that dengue, which is known as a typical South American, South East Asian ailment has become hyper-endemic in these countries and now it is transmitting across North towards the Mediterranean.