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Signs Of The End

Pestilence and Disease

... and there shall be famines, and pestilences ...
(Matthew 24:7)

We hear now of earthquakes in divers places, of fires, of tempests, of disasters by sea and land, of pestilence, of famine. What weight do these signs have upon you? This is only the beginning of what shall be. The description of the day of God is given through John by the Revelator. The cry of the terror-stricken myriads has fallen upon the ear of John. "The great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" The apostle himself was awed and overwhelmed.


Disease in the News


Breaking Israel News

Black Death in Madagascar Threatening to Become Epidemic
Breaking Israel News
A WHO official said: “The risk of the disease spreading is high at the national level because it is present in several towns and this is just the start of the outbreak.” Experts said the risk of a global pandemic remains low, as most patients exhibit ...

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CNN

The big one is coming, and it's going to be a flu pandemic
CNN
And, last week, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases announced initiation of a phase II trial for a Zika vaccine that started in August with the hope it may be ready for emergency use by 2018. Most important, our production ...

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New Scientist

Plague! How to prepare for the next pandemic
New Scientist
IN 1347, an epidemic of unimaginable ferocity struck Europe. People first experienced flu-like symptoms, but within days painful swellings developed, which turned black, split open and oozed pus and blood. The Great Pestilence, later dubbed the Black ...



The Guardian

Diarrhoea, vomiting, sudden death ... cholera's nasty comeback
The Guardian
Some may see it as an “old world” disease, gone the way of the plague and smallpox. But it continues to devastate communities elsewhere, sometimes to pandemic proportions – an outbreak is raging in Yemen, where more than 246,000 cases and 1,500 ...



The Michigan Daily

Conference on infectious diseases draws top health care professionals
The Michigan Daily
Top health professionals with different backgrounds and areas of expertise, including University of Michigan alumni, delivered lectures and participated in a panel Friday afternoon regarding infectious diseases and moderated by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN ...

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The Guardian

Pale Rider review – painful lessons of the flu pandemic
The Guardian
In October 1918, in Denver, Colorado, the young American novelist Katherine Anne Porter caught the same disease. She recovered, but when her ebony hair grew back, it had ... (The German General Ludendorff blamed the Chinese, who had suffered a bubonic ...



Nature.com

Influenza: A viral world war
Nature.com
The pandemic burnt out in 1920, but its impact persisted in communities and nations doubly devastated by war and pestilence. Many governments, shaken by their failure to control it, recognized that infectious disease was not the sole responsibility of ...



CBN News

Scary Bird Flu Mutations Could Lead to Worst Pandemic in History
CBN News
Experts say it could be as bad as, or even more severe, than the worst global pandemic in recorded history. That was the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918, which killed an estimated 40 million people. That flu also originated in birds. Alarms began sounding ...

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Washington Post

When nature is a terrorist
Washington Post
But in the years that followed, the villain that appeared to cause death and illness was not a bioterrorist, but Mother Nature, in a series of naturally occurring outbreaks: severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS; swine flu; and Ebola, among others ...

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TheTyee.ca

Pandemics, Politics and the Spanish Flu
TheTyee.ca
The 19th century had seen many outbreaks of a respiratory disease called influenza, including the “Russian flu” of 1890 that had killed a million people. Less fatal flu outbreaks occurred yearly, as they continue to do. So a wave of flu in the spring ...

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