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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


CNN

The big one is coming, and it's going to be a flu pandemic
CNN
Pandemic flu is apolitical and does not discriminate between rich and poor. Geographical boundaries are meaningless, and it can circle the globe within hours. In terms of potential impact on mankind, the only thing that comes close is climate change ...

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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 ...



Winston-Salem Journal

Northwest Almanac: The world influenza outbreak of 1918, which killed 25 million, was the worst pandemic in recorded ...
Winston-Salem Journal
What was killing Speas' patients wasn't some exotic disease or a pestilence from the Dark Ages. It was the flu. A particularly virulent strain — uncontrolled by vaccines or antibiotics, which were then unknown — swept like a firestorm across the ...

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Beyond the Germ Theory
Vision Insights and New Horizons
Later, Jeremiah warned Israel of the Lord's wrath through “sword, famine, and pestilence” (Jeremiah 14). It is not remarkable, then, that the Black Death or bubonic plague of the 1300s was also attributed to God—the rise and fall of all disease ...


History Lists - History
10/17/2016 9:33 AM

History

History Lists
History
... through fleabites, it spreads rapidly through the body and often proves fatal within mere days. From a Byzantine scourge to a 19th century pandemic that spanned the globe, take a look back at six of the most infamous outbreaks of the disease once ...



Londonist

Could The Plague Strike London Again?
Londonist
'The Pestilence': detail from a 1665 illustration in Pepys's Diary of the plague dead being buried at St Giles-without-Cripplegate. Image courtesy of London Metropolitan Archives, City ... One is what Prof Oxford calls the “anti-science” view: that ...



Chicago Tribune

To fight Zika, deploy the National Guard
Chicago Tribune
Ever since the Bible lumped pestilence and war together as two of the Apocalypse's four horsemen, the military has fought disease. Zika, with more than 1,000 confirmed cases and one death on American soil, is the latest in a long line of pandemics: Ebola.

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Live Science

Plague: A Scourge From Ancient to Modern Times
Live Science
Plague is often associated with the Middle Ages, but the infamous disease wreaked havoc before and after that time, and continues to infect people today. If left untreated, the bubonic plague can have a .... Many Europeans heard rumors of a "Great ...



Popular Science

Better Know A Plague: Legionnaires' Disease
Popular Science
Over the past month, an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has spread in the south Bronx in New York City, infecting at least 113 people and killing 12. NBC reports that health workers have traced the bacteria that causes the illness, Legionella ...

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Breitbart News

Hurricane Matthew to Spread Zika 'Danger Zone' up East Coast
Breitbart News
Early on in the American Zika outbreak, public health officials falsely believed that Zika virus transmissions would remain limited to individuals that became infected through travel outside the continental U.S. to places where Zika is common, like ...

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