According to new information that has emerged, the next pandemic may not be from bats or birds, but from melting ice.
Genetic analyzes of the bottom of Lake Hazen in the Arctic showed that the risk of viral spread may be greater near melting glaciers.
The findings show that rising global temperatures are causing glaciers to melt, increasing the chances of trapped viruses and bacteria reaching wildlife.
The research is published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
In 2014, scientists at the National Scientific Research Center in Aix-Marseille, France, managed to revive a virus retrieved from frozen soils in Siberia.
Jean-Michel Claverie, who took part in the investigation, told the BBC that revealing such ice sheets would be “the recipe for disaster”.
AMAZING OUTCOMES THAT INFLUENCE THE WORLD
Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic: The new type of coronavirus pandemic that emerged in late 2019 has infected 630 million people in the time remaining. In total, more than 6.5 million people lost their lives.
The plague epidemic of the “Black Death”: One of the deadliest epidemics in human history is the plague epidemics, also known as the “Black Death”. One of the biggest plague epidemics was the Black Plague, which is estimated to have killed between 75 and 100 million people. The plague epidemic, which wreaked havoc in Europe between 1347-1351, began in southwestern Asia and reached Europe in late 1340.
Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Epidemic: “Blood fever” epidemics, caused by 4 separate RNA viruses, occurred in Mexico between 1545 and 1548 and killed an estimated 5 to 15 million people.
Spanish plague: This time the plague ravaged Spain between 1647 and 1652. The “Black Death” was blamed for 76,000 deaths in Spain.
Cholera epidemic: The cholera epidemic that broke out in Asia and Europe in 1817-1824 killed about 1,500 thousand people between 1899 and 1923. Cholera, caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, is a disease that causes intestinal infections and then severe diarrhea. Cholera caused epidemics in Japan in 1817, in Moscow in 1826, in Berlin, Paris and London in 1831. The cholera epidemic in the Ottoman Empire during the Balkan War of 1912-1913 caused serious losses.
Smallpox Epidemic: Smallpox, a febrile, serious and contagious disease seen in all ages and genders, leaving scars on the face by secreting pus blisters, is on the list of diseases causing the most deaths in history. Smallpox, which is more common in children, has two types, Variola major and Variola minor.
Typhoid Epidemic: The typhus epidemic became responsible for the deaths of 20,000 people in 1848.
Spanish flu: The Spanish flu, or Spanish flu, was caused by a deadly subtype of the H1N1 virus between 1918 and 1920. The Spanish flu was one of the largest known epidemics in human history, killing between 50 and 100 million people in 18 months. The Spanish flu, which hit the whole world in the final months of the First World War, is said to have played a role in ending the Four Years’ War.
HIV-AIDS epidemic: In 2014, it was estimated that approximately 36.9 million people in the world were HIV positive. In 2010, 1.8 million people died from AIDS, compared to 2.2 million in 2005. A report published in The Lancet estimated that HIV infection peaked in 1997 with 3.3 million patients, according to the 2015 Global Burden of Disease Study.