The zep virus, one of the world’s most deadly viruses, has now been eradicated from the planet, according to a recent report.
The world has recovered from the pandemic and it is now possible to disinfect air-conditioning, humidifiers and so on, the report said.
“The world has a good chance to have an improved situation with regards to air quality and climate,” Dr. Benyamin Dery, the head of the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee for the World War II-era, said during a press conference on Thursday.
The Zeps were a bacterium that originated in India, which then spread around the world and spread into countries.
The bacteria were responsible for more than 2,000 illnesses and deaths in the early 20th century, with more than half of those deaths in China.
The WHO has estimated that there are now 2.4 million Zep infections globally, but the number of deaths is believed to be around 700,000.
A report from the World Meteorological Organization last year also said that there have been over 1.6 million Zeps recorded in the world.
Dr. Dery said the world will have to continue to eradicate the virus.
“This is the biggest challenge we have ever faced in this field,” he said.
He added that there was no guarantee that the global population would be eradicated before 2020, but that it was clear that “there is an enormous need for action.”
The WHO also said it would be conducting a global effort to vaccinate people against the virus by 2025, though it was unclear when that would take place.
“We have to do everything to be prepared, we have to take measures to make sure that we are fully prepared and we are in a position to do it by 2025,” Dr Dery told reporters on Thursday in Paris.