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Infectious diseases are emerging faster than at any time in history, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a report on Thursday that urged closer global cooperation to tackle the growing health threats of the 21st century.

The WHO underlined that the threats knew no boundaries and included not only epidemics, but also foodborne diseases, chemical, biological or nuclear accidents or attacks, industrial pollution and the impact of climate change “that may put millions of people at risk in several countries.”

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