Experts from the W.H.O. and the American Center for Disease Control believe that a new pandemic is a flu. if it is not inevitable, then certainly plausible.

If humankind hit a virus, it would kill between 20 and 100 million people. But, not the virus is the only one that threatens humanity. According to the WHO, from the beginning of the 1980s, there were 39 new diseases transmitted from animals to humans.

Many of the new viruses that have threatened humanity are actually “old” because they have existed in animals for centuries. The best example of this is HIV.It is the successor to SIV, the chimpanzee-borne viruses in Cameroon.

Scientists believe that the transformation of the “peaceful” SIV into the infamous HIV came about seventy years ago. That is when the forest shrinkage and construction of roads in Africa began. We take a look at some of the most dangerous viruses that experts have called “apocalyptic riders”.


  1. Lasa

About 5,000 people die annually.

The first case of infection in humans recorded at a nurse in the Nigerian town of Lasa in 1969. The virus is transmitted by rodents in West Africa, especially a type of rat living in houses. LAS causes vomiting and diarrhea and hemorrhagic fever. Annually about 300,000 are infected with the virus, and about 5,000 people die.


  1. Marburg

Mortality rate is 90 percent.

The virus named after the German city of Marburg. It appeared in 1967 with employees in a laboratory. They were doing research with the infected green monkeys from Uganda. Marburg virus causes hemorrhagic fever, a disease characterized by severe bleeding, organ failure and, in many cases – death. The rate of mortality from marbles in infected people is 90%. This autumn in Uganda killed three from the fever in March, while more than 100 people under quarantine under medical supervision.


  1. Nipa and Hendra

A virus hidden in blind mice

As an inspiration for the film “The Storm” by Steven Soderberg in 2011, he served a nipple virus that appeared in the same village in Malaysia in 1998. This virus is transmitted by blind mice, and that year the ninja first killed thousands of pigs, in order to “jump” a few weeks in a few weeks and kill hundreds of people. Nipa is quickly classified in the fourth, highest category of biological hazard, which means it is studied in special laboratories with the greatest possible precautions. A close relative of the nipa is a hendra, a virus that in 1994, in Australia, crossed the horse from a man and killed several people. Blind mice living in South Asia transmitted the Hendra virus.



  1. Crimean-Congolese hemorrhagic ever

It is on the Balkan.

The first time described in 1944 in the Crimea, and then in 1969 recorded in the Congo. However, for the past ten years, the disease has appeared in southeastern Europe. Wild and domestic animals are natural viruses considered one of the beneficiaries of climate change and global warming. Infection is transmitted by stinging an infected tick or by direct contact with the blood of infected animals, most commonly in slaughter. The virus in infected people most often causes mild fever, but some strains can result in haemorrhagic fever and cancellation of the organs.


  1. Zika

Transmitted via tropical mosquitoes.

The virus originated in Africa, and named after the tropical Zika forest near Lake Victoria in Uganda. The zygote virus then expanded along Equatorial Africa and later in Asia, Polynesia, and a few years ago in America. A tropical mosquito transmits this virus. Infection occurs in humans after the sting of an aggressive female mosquito. Most infected do not notice any symptoms, but zick is very dangerous for pregnant women.The infection with this virus during pregnancy can result in the birth of children with microcephaly. This is a rare congenital deformation in which, due to abnormal development of the fetus in the uterus, the child is born with a smaller head and brain damage.


  1. Dengue fever

Annually more than 50 million people infected.

Dengue fever known as bone fever. It is a tropical disease caused by the dengue virus, transmitted by a tropical and tiger mosquito. Symptoms include high temperature, headache, muscle and joint pain, and rash-like rash, and severe bleeding resulting in death can be severe. An annual dengue fever spreads between 50 and 100 million people.


  1. Ebola

“Tank” are blind mice.

It appeared in 1976 in a village along the banks of the Ebola River in Congo. After that, there were twenty epidemics of that disease in Africa. The worst and most pressing media outlet was an epidemic in West Africa, which killed 11,300 people between 2013 and 2016.