The World Health Organization and the leaders of 23 countries – including Germany, France and the UK – are calling for an international treaty to ensure the next global health emergency is better managed.
The WHO has also released its long-awaited investigation into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. The report, compiled by 17 Chinese and 17 international experts, said the virus probably spread from bats to humans via another animal.
"We know most of the infections that we worry about and have done over the years – be it influenza, Ebola or even HIV, let alone SARS-CoV-2 [the virus that causes COVID-19] – come from animals", says Professor Lawrence Young, virologist at Warwick Medical School.
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