We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mutating H7N9 bird flu may pose pandemic threat, scientists warn

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence, plagues and disease


Diseases having been plaguing man-kind from nearly the dawn of creation, so what we see in the news today is not something out of the ordinary.  However the vast numbers of different diseases on the rise, (including ones thought mostly eradicated), and the potential of those diseases to become pandemics during a time of crisis, (the Tribulation), are things to comprehend as last days scenarios.

And there will be great earthquakes, and in various places plagues and famines; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. Luke 21:11 NASB

Mutating H7N9 bird flu may pose pandemic threat, scientists warn
A wave of H7N9 bird flu in China that has spread into people may have the potential to emerge as a pandemic strain in humans, scientists said on Wednesday. The H7N9 virus, one of several strains of bird flu known to be able to infect humans, has persisted, diversified and spread in chickens across China, the researchers said, fuelling a resurgence of infections in people and posing a wider threat. "The expansion of genetic diversity and geographical spread indicates that, unless effective control measures are in place, H7N9 could be expected to persist and spread beyond the region," they said in a study published in the journal Nature.

Death toll from swine flu crosses 1,700 mark, more than 30,000 people affected
New Delhi, India: Thirty six more deaths drove the swine flu toll past the 1700-mark while the total number of people suffering from the contagious disease reached close to 30,000 in the country this season. Data collated by the Union Health Ministry today said that as on March 14, the disease has claimed the lives of 1,710 people and 29,558 have been infected by it across the country. The health ministry had on Saturday said that as on 13 March, 1,674 people had perished across the country while the number of affected people were 29,103. The death toll was highest in Gujarat where 382 people have perished to the disease while the number of affected people has breached the 6,000-mark and stands at 6,099.

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