Ebola and Nipah: 2 Viruses that are on the WHO List of Blueprint Priority Disease

As Congo is facing another epidemic of the Ebola virus, which constitutes an international public health emergency, death toll rises in India as brain-damaging disease, caused by Nipah virus, spreads. So, for the purposes of the Research and Development Blueprint, WHO has developed a special tool for determining which diseases and pathogens to prioritize for research and development in public health emergency contexts.