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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Rat City! NY vermin carry 18 new viruses - scientists

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues, disease

Ebola came about as a disease passed on to humans from primates.  Many other diseases that have become plagues were also first transmitted to humans from animals, (Black Plague and rats for instance).  Now reports from public health scientists are sounding the alarm that New York City rats could be carrying as many as 18 new viruses, never before encountered.

Bible prophecy warns that during the coming Tribulation, many people will die from plagues and from the wild beast of the earth, (which could be a suggestion of viral diseases passed on to humans from animal life).

I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8 NIV

Rat City! NY vermin carry 18 new viruses - scientists
A new study has found that New York City’s rats are hosts to at least 18 new viruses, never before encountered and unknown to science. There is a risk of a “a public health nightmare.” The research was conducted by a team from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, who analyzed viruses in Manhattan rats. “Everybody’s looking all over the world, in all sorts of exotic places, including us. But nobody’s looking right under our noses,” Ian Lipkin, a professor of neurology and pathology at Columbia, told the New York Times. The initial report was published in mBio magazine on Tuesday and focused on 133 rats scientists had analyzed that had demonstrated a variety of pathogens. Some of them transmit food-borne diseases, and some, like Seoul Hantavirus, have never been seen in New York before. Finally, there are at least 18 completely new pathogens to science.

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