Prophecy Sign: Pestilence, plague and disease
There will be great earthquakes, famines and pestilences in various places, and fearful events and great signs from heaven. Luke NIV
Dengue fever spreads around the world
Dengue fever, the world's fastest growing mosquito-borne disease, has spread its wings and morphed from a tropical disease endemic in just nine countries to worldwide threat. Globalisation, urbanisation, climate change and jet travel have enabled it to move into more temperate zones.
The most severe form of the disease, dengue haemorrhagic fever, accounts for one percent of cases, killing 22,000 people a year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. It results in bleeding and blood plasma leakage. It can be particularly fatal among children. The number of dengue cases has risen 30-fold over the last 50 years, according to the WHO, making it the world's fastest-growing mosquito-borne disease and leaving more than half of the global population at risk.