So what did the WHO decide were their priorities?
The WHO has a published list of Top 5 diseases likely to cause an epidemic in the near future. These were agreed by a panel of experts in 2015 and include:
- Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever, Ebola virus disease and Marburg
- Lassa fever
- Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus diseases
- Rift Valley fever