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US efforts to prevent global disease outbreaks may get cut by 80% — but that could dramatically raise the risks of a pandemic

A program that began to monitor disease around the world in the wake of the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak is coming to an end. The program was started because the world was unprepared to deal with deadly pandemics. Most experts think the risk that an emerging disease could cause a deadly pandemic is as high now as it has ever been. The worst Ebola outbreak in history killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa between 2014 and 2016.
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