What Global Disease Threat Worries Public Health Officials Most?

What Global Disease Threat Worries Public Health Officials Most?

Pandemics in the past have wiped out millions of people continent-wide and worldwide. This brief article interviews CDC’s Thomas Frieden and the Gates Foundation’s Susan Desmond-Hellmann on their concerns for the next new pathogen or the next big killer that might hit mankind. Historically, the biggest killer diseases are malaria (over 1 billion), tuberculosis (1 billion), smallpox (500 million), bubonic plague (240 million) and influenza (50 to 100 million).

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