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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Superbugs could kill 10mn per year by 2050, more than cancer – study

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and Disease

When the darkest days of the coming Tribulation hit, there will be world wars, economic chaos, and destroyed infrastructure......all leading to mass famines and pandemics.

There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NIV

Superbugs could kill 10mn per year by 2050, more than cancer – study
Superbugs with a high resistance to antibiotics could kill 10 million people worldwide each year by 2050 unless more action is taken, a study has warned. The figure is higher than the global impact of cancer, which currently kills 8.2 million. The Review into Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), released on Thursday, found the cost of tackling the global health problem could reach a staggering $100 trillion a year. Antibiotic-resistant bugs are currently responsible, or implicated in, 700,000 deaths every year. Former Goldman Sachs Economist and leading researcher Jim O’Neill told the BBC: “To put that in context, the annual GDP [gross domestic product] of the UK is about £3 trillion, so this would be the equivalent of around 35 years without the UK contribution to the global economy.”

Ebola outbreak: Virus still 'running ahead of us', says WHO
The Ebola virus that has killed thousands in West Africa is still "running ahead" of efforts to contain it, the head of the World Health Organization has said. Director general Margaret Chan said the situation had improved in some parts of the worst-affected countries, but she warned against complacency. The risk to the world "is always there" while the outbreak continues, she said. She said the WHO and the international community failed to act quickly enough. The death toll in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone stands at 6,331. More than 17,800 people have been infected, according to the WHO.

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