(ORDO NEWS) — Every 15-20 years, humanity is at risk of facing new pandemics, said the head of the Yekaterinburg Research Institute of Viral Infections of the FBSI SRC VB “Vector” of Rospotrebnadzor, Doctor of Biological Sciences Alexander Semenov.
According to the scientist, new pandemics like COVID-19 are not excluded in the future.
On average, a pandemic lasts from one to three years. Most often, these are diseases of the respiratory viral type.
In addition, tension remains on the flu, which is still actively mutating and a new strain may appear at any time, RIA Novosti quotes Semenov.
Due to global warming, carriers of diseases that were previously irrelevant for our latitudes, such as West Nile fever, which are carried by mosquitoes, began to appear in Russia.
According to the latest data, the number of registered cases of coronavirus infection has reached 369 million 910 thousand 181, according to Johns Hopkins University. During the pandemic, 5 million 649 thousand 714 people died from the virus.
The United States continues to lead in the number of infections and deaths, followed by India and Brazil.
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