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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


NPR

Why Killer Viruses Are On The Rise
NPR
The goal is to figure out the viruses that are lurking inside animals around the world. So we are ready when a new and potentially harmful virus jumps from animals into people and causes an outbreak. In other words, Olival wants to find the next ...

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Scientific American

Proliferation of Bird Flu Outbreaks Raises Risk of Human Pandemic
Scientific American
The global spread of bird flu and the number of viral strains currently circulating and causing infections have reached unprecedented levels, raising the risk of a potential human outbreak, according to disease experts. Multiple outbreaks have been ...
Avian Flu Outbreaks Raise Concerns About Possible PandemicABC News
Proliferation of bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human pandemic ...The Japan News
Global Bird Flu Outbreak In Asia, Europe, Africa May Ignite Human PandemicLawyer Herald
Cantech Letter
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Business Insider

Bill Gates warns of bioterrorism killing 30 million in a year and DARPA already has Pandemic Prevention Platform ...
Next Big Future
... antibodies in the body DARPA launched the Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3) program, aimed at developing that foundational work into an entire system capable of halting the spread of any viral disease outbreak before it can escalate to pandemic status.
BILL GATES: A new kind of terrorism could wipe out 30 million people in less than a year — and we are not preparedBusiness Insider
Bill Gates Warns Of Epidemic That Will Kill Over 30 Million PeopleForbes
Bill Gates warns tens of millions could be killed by bio-terrorismThe Guardian
Daily Caller -Jamaica Observer -Quartz -YouTube
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Adaptable model recommends response strategies for Zika, other ...
Outbreak News Today
The 2016 Zika virus outbreak, along with recent outbreaks of SARS, bird flu, H1N1 and Ebola, underscore the importance of being prepared for and responding ...

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RT

'Largest pandemic in 100 years' threatens China as bird flu spreads
RT
The outbreak has been described as the “worst season since the virus first appeared in the country in 2013,” by members of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Guan Yi, an expert in emerging viral diseases at the University of Hong ...
Bird flu strain taking a toll on humansScience Magazine

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Health Affairs (blog)

What Three Decades Of Pandemic Threats Can Teach Us About ...
Health Affairs (blog)
Editor's Note: This post reflects on a speech on pandemic preparedness Dr. Fauci gave on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC, hosted by The Center for ...

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NPR

From Vector To Zoonotic: Defining The Terms Of Infectious Diseases ...
NPR
The world of infectious diseases has more than a few words and phrases you might want to know more about. We've got definitions for 11 key terms.

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PC Gamer

Fight an apocalyptic disease outbreak in this new strategy game
PC Gamer
I like that games like Pandemic or Plague, Inc are about laying elaborate plans, then adapting them to a rapidly changing, unpredictable situation. Quarantine, as it entered Early Access last week, is like that in some ways and disappoints in others ...



Irish Examiner

Increase in bird flu outbreaks raises risk of human pandemic
Irish Examiner
While avian flu has been a prominent public health issue since the 1990s, ongoing outbreaks have never been so widely spread around the world — something infectious disease experts put down to greater resilience of strains currently circulating ...

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Homeland Security Today: DOD, HHS, DHS Should Use Existing ...
HSToday
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recommended in a new audit report that the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Health and Human ...

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