Prophecy Sign: Pestilence, plagues and disease, (Revelation 6:8)If your are planning a trip to visit the sunny beaches of Sierra Leone or Liberia this winter, may we suggest you invest heavily in some top quality medical health insurance? Chances are excellent that you will need it. Better yet, avoid the region at all costs.
The horrible disease that is Ebola is seemingly unstoppable and is completely shutting down the effected nations. If the disease mutates, as is a common occurrence, and becomes air borne then all bets are off, (as they say), and the disease could become a global pandemic. The book of Revelation foretells of just such a scenario as plagues takes the lives of millions during the Tribulation.
Please pray for God's intervention into this frightening situation.
Ebola Virus 'Devouring Everything In Its Path'
The Ebola outbreak is continuing to spread throughout West Africa even as Liberian leaders say the epidemic now threatens the very existence of their country. "We are meting at a time when Liberia is facing a serious threat to national existence," Liberian Defense Minister Brownie J. Samukai said. "The deadly Ebola virus has caused a disruption of the normal functioning of our state," Samukai added. "The disease, which early this year was identified in the remote villages of our country, has now reached urban centers, including the capital, Monrovia," Samukai said. "It is now spread in a wild fire, devouring everything in its path," he said.http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2014/September/Ebola-Virus-Devouring-Everything-In-Its-Path/
Unstoppable: is Ebola mutating with unknown consequences before our eyes?
Every virus mutates to adapt to its surroundings. Ebola is no exception. When President Barack Obama announced the deployment of US forces to West Africa he said in an interview on Sunday that immediate intervention was vital. Otherwise, said Obama, Ebola could mutate, making it more easily transmittable, "and then it could be a serious danger to the United States." The longer a virus circulates, the more it changes its genetic material. "Even a single change in the genome can have huge consequences," says Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, a virologist at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg. He confirms that mutations can increase the contagiousness of a virus.
Ebola could hit 15 countries across Africa: Study of how disease has spread in past finds 22million people may be at risk of infection
The Ebola outbreak could hit 15 countries across Africa - putting the lives of 22 million people at risk, a groundbreaking study has found. In a world first, Oxford scientists have created a new map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak. They warn regions likely to be home to animals harbouring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Africa. The virus, which can have a human mortality rate of up to 90 per cent, is thought to be carried by bats or other wild animals and to cross into humans through contact with blood, meat or other infected fluids.
Mysterious disease in Kazakhstan resembles plot of X-Files series
The story developing in a small settlement in northern Kazakhstan is worthy of a plot for popular American science fiction television drama series, "The X-Files." The residents of the Kazakh village of Kalachi are racking with a mysterious disease that could not be explained by a wide range of specialists in medicine and many other specialized fields. The villagers complain of severe fatigue and constant desire to sleep. They can suddenly fall asleep in the most unexpected places - at work, at school, in the street - and sleep for several days. Nobody and nothing can wake them up. And after waking up some of them lose memory, have hallucinations, and behave like in a dream. The first case of the manifestation of this sleeping disease occurred in Kalachi in March 2013. And the disease breaks out once every few months. Ten percent of the village population exceeding 600 people has been infected with this disease.