New and Old Diseases Springing Up in U.S. and Around the World

posted by Dr. Ad Versery Bored @ 9:55 AM
April 30, 2013

tuberculosis-lungs-contamination    While national media focuses on whether or not China’s dreaded new Bird Flu H7N9 is coming to the U.S., several new and old health problems already threaten this country:  TB, whooping cough, measles, other strains of flu, etc.

Supposedly in Los Angeles to investigate an outbreak of tuberculosis (TB) in  the Skid Row, federal health officials have left that area without comment.  Hayley Fox of writes:

“In February, health officials reported that 60 homeless people had been infected with this particular strain of TB since 2007—and 11 had died.” Anna Gorman and Andrew Blankstein of the Los Angeles Times add: “Sixty of the 78 cases were among homeless people who live on and around Skid Row.

“Health workers have identified about 4,650 people who were probably exposed and are trying to track them down for testing and treatment.  Scientists have recently linked the outbreak to a tuberculosis strain that is unique to Los Angeles, with a few isolated cases outside the area.”

That urban Skid Rows have transitory street dwellers is a major problem.  Homeless, they have poor hygiene, little access to health care and live in close proximity to others where an airborne disease, such as TB, is easily breathed in. living-on-the-streets-problems

And while China grapples with H7N9, it should take a look at its own outbreak of spreading TB.  According to The Extinction Protocol, “China faces a ‘serious epidemic’ of drug-resistant tuberculosis . . . In China, over one million new tuberculosis infections occur each year––a large chunk of the estimated nine million new cases worldwide annually.”

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has dispatched scientists to Los Angeles to help local health officials determine why the disease is spreading and how to stop it.”  Meanwhile, even  the CDC admit that cases of whooping cough (pertussis) are on the increase in the U.S.:  “Compared to 2010, fewer pertussis cases were reported in 2011.

“As of January 10, 2013, 49 states and Washington, D.C. had increased pertussis cases or outbreaks compared with 2011. . . our surveillance system indicate that more than 41,000 cases of pertussis were reported to CDC during 2012. . .   [and] 18 pertussis-related deaths during 2012 . . .”

CDC recommends that vaccines for whooping cough are boosted immediately––as they include effectiveness for tetanus and diphtheria as well.  And they say the same for safeguards against rising rates of mumps and measles.

If the U.S. is to continue to be a comparatively healthy nation, its political leaders, health authorities and the general public should return to wholehearted devotion and obedience to The Most High God Who promises in wholesale Christian books: “Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth (Jeremiah 33:6).”

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