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21st Century Diseases: 11 Million of Us, Weather Sickness Multiplied

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 17:25 PM
December 6, 2013

hantavirusxIn the last half of the 20th century, earth’s human population grew from 2.5 billion to 6 billion people. This population explosion trespasses animal territories and unexplored ecosystems thus unleashes new infectious diseases upon mankind.  And in less than a quarter of a century that population has nearly doubled again.

In ‘What 11 Billion People Mean for Disease Outbreaks,’ Bahar Gholipour
explains:  “The explosive growth of the human population—from 2.5 billion to 6 billion since the second half of the 20th century—may have already started changing how infectious diseases emerge.”

Dr. Peter Daszak, President of Eco Health Alliance and a disease ecologist, tells Gholipour:  “More than 300 new infectious diseases emerged between 1940 and 2004.  Some of these diseases were caused by pathogens that have hopped across species and finally into humans.” Even known pathogens developed drug-resistance––i.e. tuberculosis and malaria.  Others increased in patient incidence.

Findings within the series, ‘Emerging Infectious Diseases of the 21st Century,’ by Dr. I.W. Fong conclude:  “The advent of vaccines and antibiotics in the mid-twentieth century gave false hope. . . that infectious diseases would be a relic of the past by the end of the twentieth century. Quite the contrary has occurred with new emerging infectious diseases being recognized as we are currently witnessing with the AIDS pandemic, and re-emergence of older microbes.”

Further an excellent study from the University of Rochester, ‘Infectious Diseases in the 21st Century,’ conclude: “The [rising] number of new infectious agents has been on the rise.  These include the West Nile virus, monkey pox, and hantavirus. . . . diseases once thought to be nearly wiped out, such as measles, mumps, pertussis and malaria, have reappeared. The spread of sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis, once slowed, now appears to be on the rise again.

“Microbes by nature adapt to their environment and rapidly evolve. This makes it more difficult to create vaccines and can lead microbes to develop resistance to treatments. Careless use of antibiotics, a widespread problem in the United States, also allows microbes to develop resistance.”

The Rochester article then explains how Climate Change––i.e. heavy rainstorms warmer weather, flooding, drought, climate_change-WMincreasing numbers of the number of insects––often bring people together making it easier to spread diseases.

It then cites the ways––economic development, forest clearings, illegal drug use, blood transfusions, organ transplants, contaminated water, feeding antibiotics to animals, etc.––that affect disease transfers.  That report concludes:  “The solution to the accidental and intentional spread of infectious agents will require global cooperation, adequate funding for public health, rapid communication of knowledge and information on diseases, and social and political commitments.”

Note the chide ‘intentional’ indicating that someone deliberately kills others with 21st century diseases.  Those who create Climate Change to increase industrial profits––and are thus responsible for the above results–– will soon share eternal punishment.  As The LORD Jesus repeats in John 10: 10 of Bible prophecies: “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I Am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”

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