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WHO urges Ukrainian labs to destroy pathogens as war rages on

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that high-risk pathogens stored in labs in Ukraine are destroyed to avoid potential leaks, which could spread disease.

Damage to non-military buildings in Ukraine has been common due to heavy shelling. | Photo: State Emergency Service/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Ukraine has a number of laboratories that research disease threats in both animals and humans, including Covid-19.

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