Expert warns diseases may kill millions
THE world must ramp up efforts to prevent huge infectious disease outbreaks which could kill millions of people, an expert warned yesterday.
The head of the UN’S disaster risk agency Robert Glasser said flu strains that can jump from animals to humans pose a real threat.
Speaking at the World Urban Forum he added an “out of sight, out of mind” attitude meant the use of vaccines and disease surveillance was low around most of the world.
Mr Glasser said: “People are not generally aware of them because they are hazards that don’t strike very often.”