The next pandemic is likely to be a deadly virus that mixes the human, bird and bat viruses, a newly released report found.
Experts say the danger from these circulating germs is high and therefore any savings from effective pandemic preparedness will be short-lived.
“The uncertainty surrounding these different seasonal and pandemic flu strains is huge,” Jonathan Ball, a professor of global health and medicine at the University of Oxford, told MailOnline.
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Over the last three decades there have been some six different flu pandemics, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Scientists have failed to name or develop a new pandemic virus.
“All six of the previous pandemics were devastating to human populations, killing hundreds of millions of people,” Dr. Kenneth Jackson, professor of pandemic influenza at Newcastle University, told MailOnline.
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