WHO Advises Ukraine To Destroy High-Threat Pathogens

The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised Ukraine to destroy high-threat pathogens housed in the country’s public health laboratories to prevent any potential spills that would spread disease among the population.

Like many other countries, Ukraine has public health laboratories researching how to mitigate the threats of dangerous diseases affecting both animals and humans including, most recently, COVID-19. 

Its labs have received support from the United States, the European Union, and the WHO.

Biosecurity experts say Russia’s movement of troops into Ukraine and bombardment of its cities have raised the risk of an escape of disease-causing pathogens, should any of those facilities be damaged.

Support The Readers Bureau Buy A T-Shirt Today

Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

Do you want to add feedback to this story?

Please add a comment in the box below or send an email to,  Call us at 201-500-7715