Prophecy Sign: Pestilence, plagues and disease
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke NIV
16 Apocalyptic Quotes From Global Health Officials About This Horrific Ebola Epidemic
Ebola continues to spread an exponential rate. According to the World Health Organization, 40 percent of all Ebola cases have happened in just the last three weeks. At this point, the official numbers tell us that approximately 3,500 people have gotten the virus in Africa and more than 1,900 people have died. That is quite alarming, but the real problem will arise if this disease continues to spread at an exponential pace. One team of researchers has used computer modeling to project that the number of Ebola cases will reach 10,000 by September 24th if current trends continue. And if the spread of Ebola does not slow down, we could be dealing with 100,000 cases by December. Even the WHO is admitting that the number of cases is likely to grow to 20,000 before too much longer, and global health officials are now starting to use apocalyptic language to describe this outbreak.
We are about to witness a human catastrophe that could destroy large portions of a continent
Sometimes the artifice of writing — metaphors, historical comparisons, the just-so quote — fails. The Ebola outbreak in
Africa demands directness: We are about to witness a human
catastrophe that could destroy large portions of a continent and pose a global
threat. And the response of the world, including the United
States, is feeble, irresponsible and
disrespectful of nature’s lethal perils.
Ebola Spreads to Southern Nigeria With 3 Cases Confirmed and 60 at ‘High Risk’ - WHO officials warn that the epidemic is accelerating rapidly.
Three cases of Ebola have been identified in the southern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt, the World Health Organization (WHO) says, confirming that the disease has spread outside the capital Lagos, where five people have died. Officials in Port Harcourt — a teeming city of 1.4 million in the Niger delta — are now monitoring over 200 people, 60 of whom are considered at high risk of having contracted the disease. It is a worrying expansion of an epidemic that has now killed 1,900 in West Africa and defied the attempts of under-staffed and under-funded aid teams to halt it.
Third American Sick, Window to Stop Ebola 'Closing'
The third American Christian aid worker to contract the Ebola virus has been identified as Dr. Rick Sacra. All three contracted the virus at the same Liberian hospital where they worked. Sacra, 51, was treating obstetrics patients, not Ebola victims, when he tested positive for the virus.
Meanwhile, global health officials are warning the window for bringing Ebola under control is closing fast. The World Health Organization reports nearly 2,000 people have died from the outbreak in West Africa, surpassing all previous outbreaks combined. New estimates indicate it could take more than $600 million to control the epidemic.