Archive for November 15th, 2011

Old and New Diseases Showing Up Around the World

posted by Maleekie Ambularie @ 21:11 PM
November 15, 2011

 Our research is showing outbreaks of known and unknown diseases showing up in hotspots around the world.  Data now proves that malaria has been around longer the human race, and that it is staging attacks for a huge comeback. Relatedly, with a death toll climbing to 400 in Pakistan alone, Dengue fever is spreading to neighboring countries as well.  But the amazing discovery is the rise of a new, very drug-resistant, Staph germ in northern Europe.
 This new Staph infection could at first be tied to contact with pigs,  but now it seems transferable from human to human.  Scientists call it, Staphylococcus aureus strain 398––or the New Superbug.

 The subject was introduced at a science writers conference last month, where researchers from the Center for Microbiomics and Human Health at The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), in Flagstaff, Arizona, raised the alarm that evidence of this superbug from Denmark and the Netherlands could represent the next international bacterial epidemic.

 Lance B. Price, Director of that Center explains:  “The rate of human ST398 infections is going up in Denmark and the Netherlands.  We are just looking at the beginning of an epidemic.”  His report in Scientific American reveals: “ Already, ST398 was recently found in about half of the pigs and farmers tested in Iowa.”
 In Pakistan, the spreading infection is Dengue Fever, which is killing two to five people a day in that nation and  neighboring countries.  The government is doing all it can to prevent casualties, and stop the contagion, but the high cost of treatment means that dengue will spread more rapidly than in prior years.  The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention advises travelers to be especially careful when going through Pakistan, and surrounding areas.  Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection that causes a severe flu-like illness.

 Another flu illness is the recent and very rare combinations of swine and seasonal flues.  H3N2, H5N1 and H1N1 avian flu viruses are now showing up in Europe and the Far East.  The potentially lethal multiple attacks were found in several hot spots, the latest in Cambodia.  Patrick Blair, director of respiratory diseases at the US Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, California, suggests:  “. . .  there is an opportunity for co-mingling in swine or human hosts that could create an ominous global health problem.”

 We will continue these reports in future blogs.  Remember that unabated multiple killer diseases are part of Bible prophecies in Revelation’s Horses of the Apocalypse: “ . . . And power was given unto them . . . to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth (6: 8).  Please pray for the army of health care workers who are doing all they can to stem these tides of death.

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