Pestilence and Disease

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.

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6/4/2019 2:44:00 PM
More Patients Diagnosed Amid Legionnaires' Outbreak | Ohio News
U.S. News & World Report

GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Health officials in Ohio say 10 people now have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease amid an outbreak at a recently opened ...

6/4/2019 10:21:37 AM
Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC reaches 2,000 cases
Al Jazeera English

The spread of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appears to be accelerating with more than 2,000 cases recorded, two-thirds of them fatal, according to government figures, and the World Health Organization (WHO). The number of confirmed cases reached the milestone three times as quickly as it took to reach 1,000, experts said on Tuesday. Eastern DRC is now in the midst of the second-worst outbreak of the disease in history. Attacks by rebel groups have complicated health workers' efforts to contain it. In Beni, 16 people were killed in clashes with suspected Allied...

6/4/2019 9:26:08 AM
Report: Immigrants quarantined in over 30 ICE centers in recent months for mumps and chickenpox

Immigrants have been quarantined in over 30 ICE detention centers across the U.S. for mumps and a few cases of chickenpox in recent months, according to a Quartz investigation into information shared by attorneys. Why it matters: Mumps is from a fast-spreading but relatively mild virus that sometimes causes serious complications. But the people who are quarantined also are not allowed access to their attorneys and cannot attend bond or asylum proceedings, Quartz points out. By the numbers: Quartz found nearly 300 confirmed cases of mumps in ICE facilities and other immigration detention cen...

6/4/2019 7:32:33 AM
IFRC calls for “reset” of Ebola response as cases surpass 2,000

Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo More than 1,300 people have died in what is now the second deadliest Ebola outbreak in history with the number of cases increasing significantly in recent weeks to between 15-20 new cases per day. Geneva/Nairobi, 4 June 2019 – Aid organisations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need to “reset” their response to the current Ebola outbreak and place more emphasis on understanding and addressing persistent community fears, mistrust and concerns. Nicole Fassina, Ebola V...

6/4/2019 6:34:54 AM
Xinjiang reports foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in cattle - Xinhua |

BEIJING, June 4 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese agriculture ministry on Tuesday confirmed an outbreak of O-type foot-and-mouth disease in cattle in Ruoqiang County, ...

6/4/2019 6:18:45 AM
Llwynhendy TB outbreak: Hundreds queue for screening
BBC News

Hundreds of people have been queuing for tuberculosis screenings following an outbreak of the disease in Carmarthenshire. People who may have been ...

6/4/2019 6:14:00 AM
Tennessee now among states in salmonella outbreak linked to hedgehogs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has added Tennessee to a list of states where hedgehogs have been linked to an ...

6/4/2019 6:00:00 AM
Swine dysentery outbreak confirmed in north-east
The Scottish Farmer

PIG FARMERS are being urged to be vigilant following an outbreak of swine dysentery in the north-east of Scotland.

5/6/2019 9:15:00 AM
Florida health officials working to slow the spread of Hepatitis A
Sun Sentinel

Health workers across Florida are working hard to provide free or low-cost vaccinations to prevent the spread of Hepatitis A. In the last week, more than 100 new ...

5/6/2019 6:03:25 AM
Arizona seeing surge of hepatitis A cases, health officials say
Fox News

Arizona is seeing a surge in hepatitis A cases, mostly in the Tucson area but also in metro Phoenix, health officials say.

5/6/2019 4:19:00 AM
Measles a concern, but Hepatitis A is at outbreak levels in Alabama

Getting the hepatitis A vaccine also helps prevent the illness, but it only works if given within two weeks of exposure. More than one shot is needed. Credit: ...

5/2/2019 2:15:00 PM
Whooping cough outbreak hits school in Chapel Hill
Winston-Salem Journal

CHAPEL HILL — A North Carolina elementary school has sent six students and one staffer home with whooping cough.

5/2/2019 9:49:00 AM
Colorado reports 52 cases of hepatitis A amid outbreak of contagious infection
The Denver Post

Colorado health officials are working to slow a hepatitis A outbreak that began in October and has already resulted in 52 cases of the contagious liver infection, ...

5/2/2019 9:17:19 AM
As measles returns, U.S. states look to cut vaccine exemptions

By Jonathan Allen (Reuters) - Maine could soon prohibit parents from citing religious or personal beliefs to avoid vaccinating their children, making the U.S. state ...

4/25/2019 2:06:13 PM
E. coli Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef

At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with a strain of Escherichia coli after eating ground beef at home and in restaurants, the Centers for Disease ...

4/25/2019 11:18:52 AM
Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disease outbreak news, 25 April 2019 - Democratic Republic of the Congo

English News and Press Release on Democratic Republic of the Congo about Health, Children, Women and Epidemic; published on 25 Apr 2019 by WHO.

4/25/2019 10:43:00 AM
Foodborne disease infections are on the rise. Here are the most common

CDC researchers identified campylobacter, a bacteria most often found in chicken, raw milk and contaminated water, as the No. 1 cause of bacterial foodborne ...

4/25/2019 10:29:56 AM
Restaurants find themselves unwitting agents of the measles outbreak
Restaurant Business Online

Restaurants are being dragged into the measles epidemic as frequent points of contamination, inadvertent victims themselves of a major.

4/25/2019 7:02:45 AM
Hepatitis A outbreak declared in Georgia, one concentration in Atlanta
Atlanta Journal Constitution

A nationwide Hepatitis A outbreak has made its way to Georgia and metro Atlanta.

4/11/2019 2:25:00 PM
Hepatitis A outbreak spreads to Broward County
Sun Sentinel

The Broward County Health Department confirms seven cases of Hepatitis A in adults in 2019, making the county a high-risk zone for the liver disease, just like ...

4/11/2019 12:44:23 PM
Measles outbreak has not spread to D.C. area so far, officials say
Washington Post

A case of measles confirmed in Maryland last week appears not to have spread into the greater Washington area, officials said Thursday, but government health ...

4/11/2019 12:30:47 PM
Water-related outbreaks account for one-fifth of CDC HAI consultations

From 2014 to 2017, more than one-fifth of healthcare-associated outbreak consultations undertaken by the CDC were for non-Legionella water-related ...

4/11/2019 11:40:00 AM
Officials warn of measles exposure at Long Beach Airport as California outbreak grows
Los Angeles Times

Health officials across the country are struggling to control what has become one of the worst measles outbreaks in years, and California is no exception.

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