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When I read about this stuff my mind instantly goes to Revelation 6:8

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/875433/Black-Death-plague-2017-madagascar-outbreak-africa-world-health-organisation-virus-uganda


New 'Black Death' FOUND: Deadly virus WORSE than plague and with no CURE breaks out - WHO
 

A DEADLY outbreak of a rare and highly fatal virus has broken out in eastern Uganda and five cases have already been identified, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed.

The disease, known as Marburg virus disease (MVD), is similar to Ebola and can be lethal in up to 90 per cent of cases.

Emergency screening has begun at the Kenya-Uganda border in Turkana after three members of the same family died of the disease in Uganda.

 

The WHO website reads: “Marburg virus disease is a rare disease with a high mortality rate for which there is no specific treatment.

“The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the blood, body fluids and tissues of infected persons or wild animals (e.g. monkeys and fruit bats).”

 

Several hundred people are believed to have been exposed to the virus, which is among the most virulent pathogens known to infect humans.

Early symptoms include fever, chills, headache, and myalgia.

The news comes as Madagascar faces a deadly outbreak of plague, which has already claimed the lives of 127 people.

 

Cases of the plague have soared in recent days and extra funding has been released by the World Bank to provide additional resources in the face of the “worst outbreak for 50 years”.

The outbreak has been compared with the Black Death, when plague swept across Europe and Asia in the 13th century, killing more than 50 million people in what is now considered one of the worst pandemics in human history.

Two thirds of the recorded cases in Madagascar are caused by the pneumonic plague, which can be spread through coughs and sneezes and without treatment, can kill within 24 hours.

The outbreak has prompted warnings that it could spread to nine nearby countries, including UK holiday hotspots Mauritius and the Seychelles.

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The black plague (as in Madagascar) is actually easily treatable today with antibiotics. But the Marbug virus is completely different. There is no known treatment for it, so doctor can only try to keep the person alive until their immune system defeat the virus or they die. There are vaccines being developed but they are not ready yet.

 

There are two factors that make this virus a bit less likely to become an epidemics: One, that it is not airborne, it is only transmitted by physical contact with a sick person or their bodily fluids. And two, that it kills its victims so quickly that they don't have many chances to infect others.

 

It is scary.

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I find it strange and a bit frightening how Marbug and Ebola are found in specific parts of the world. It's known that they occur naturally amount specific groups of animals and is deadly when it jumps to man. It's almost like there are places in the world where man should never visit.

 

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The sister I mentioned above wrote back. She came back to Canada much earlier than expected. Although she doesn't specifically mention the plague as being the reason, it could very well be.  She says:

 

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The decision to leave was not easy, leaving behind everyone and coming back to nothing.

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There is no meeting in different part of Madagascar and no service. Bethel is closed to visitors and no assembly all over the island as gathering spreads the disease.

 

At least she says she is in good health. :ok:

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On 12/11/2017 at 5:54 AM, morsten said:

Prophecy being fulfilled about plagues and pestilence in these last days.

 

Despite medical advances, there are always new ones. That and the resistances we have right now via medical advancements are declining due to overuse of anti-biotics. Health experts are fearing that we will be going back into the dark ages medically speaking. Lots of diseases and viruses with no cures. 

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