Now Rising Polio: Continuous Spread of New & Old Diseases, Part 4

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 18:28 PM
May 7, 2014

Polio_sequelle    International health organizations have issued world-wide alarms about the disturbing rise of polio in at least 10 countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  The greatest risk is from adult travelers carrying contamination to children.

The World Health Organization (WHO) determines that even in the present ‘low transmission season’ an international increase of wild poliovirus is spreading from “3 of the 10 ‘high risk’ States that are currently infected: in central Asia (from Pakistan to Afghanistan), in the Middle East (Syrian Arab Republic to Iraq) and in Central Africa (Cameroon to Equatorial Guinea).”

WHO recommends that those traveling from those countries be certified they have received polio vaccinations. The Associated Press says this is most extreme action:  “WHO has never before issued an international alert on polio.”

WHO defines polio or poliomyelitis as: “A highly infectious viral disease, which mainly affects young children. The virus is transmitted through contaminated food and water, and multiplies in the intestine, from where it can invade the nervous system. Many infected people have no symptoms, but do excrete the virus in their feces, hence transmitting infection to others.

“Initial symptoms of polio include fever, fatigue, headache, vomiting, stiffness in the neck, and pain in the limbs. In a small proportion of cases, the disease causes paralysis, which is often permanent. Polio can only only be prevented Afghan Health Workers Give Polio Vaccineby immunization.”

Syria, Nigeria and Afghanistan are examples of Bible teachings about the relationship between battlefields and the spreading of pestilence/diseases. In ‘Polio in Syria: An Outbreak that Threatens the Middle East,’ Tim Whewell reveals polio is now endemic in those countries:

“The Syrian government says it has continued to vaccinate across the country during the conflict––a claim disputed by many Syrian doctors and foreign health experts. They believe the regime withheld vaccine from clinics in the rebel-held north as another means of waging war on civilians.”

Whewell says the coming hot summer risks a spread of polio “across the Middle East from Syria––where now more than 100 children show symptoms of the disease.” He explains “The polio virus lives in water, contaminated food and sewage.” In poorest Syrian neighbors, raw sewage mixes with drinking water.

Further, in ‘World Facing Polio Health Emergency,’ the BBC writes:  “Refugees are still pouring out of Syria, to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and checking whether all of them have been vaccinated will be impossible. Hence, the disease will spread to these countries as well.

“Polio mainly affects children under five years old. The virus is transmitted through contaminated food and water, and multiplies in the intestine. It can then invade the nervous system, causing paralysis in one in every 200 infections. It is capable of causing death within hours.”

Does anyone remember the adage from Bible messages: “What mean ye, that ye use this proverb . . . saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge? (Ezekiel 18: 2)” More than a horror that five year old children must be sickened unto death, because certain evil ‘fathers’ insist that war is worth the destruction of clean water. Only prayer can stop such carnage!

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