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Ebola was a pestilence that hit with a huge force, mainly in Southern African nations in 2014. Now, supposedly, it has decreased yet still around. Then there was the Enterovirus that struck mainly children also in 2014. Plus many more throughout the world. Now it’s the Zika Virus – a mosquito-borne virus that sickens most and can cause birth defects. Why is it that every year there seems to be new strains of “pestilence” appearing seemingly with more frequency?
The Zika virus, which is spreading rapidly throughout the Latin American and Caribbean region, has now been declared a “global emergency” by the World Health Organization (WHO). Most people who contract the Zika virus will either have typical virus symptoms or will not know they have contracted it. However, a person who has contracted the virus can still spread it to others if they are bitten by mosquitoes which can then pass on the disease to other people that it bites. This virus is particularly scary as it can cause microcephaly (unusually small heads and brains) in babies born to infected mothers. It can also cause a rare paralytic disease called Guillaume-Barre Syndrome.
The WHO emergency alert puts the Zika virus “in the same category as Ebola”. Brazil seems to be the hardest hit nation with perhaps as many as 1,500,000 people already contracting the virus and having about 4,000 about confirmed cases of microcephaly among newborns (fifth link). The WHO estimates that there will be 3-4 million infections in the Americas just this year. As a personal observation, I expect the number of infections could be much higher that that estimate as there is no vaccine and it is spreading in many nations which have low-budget mosquito-control programs. Brazil alone is already halfway to the estimated total 3 million infections in just that one nation, and we have not yet even begun the active mosquito season in the Northern Hemisphere.
The situation has become so severe in some nations that they are asking females not to get pregnant. There are reports that Colombia, Jamaica and Honduras have asked females not to get pregnant at this time and that El Salvador has taken the extreme step of recommending its females not get pregnant until at least 2018. This disease is heartbreaking as it will sentence each child born with microcephaly to an afflicted life and most families will not be able to afford for specialized care for these afflicted babies. This will likely place the burden of caring for an ever-growing number of afflicted babies on poor nations which have no budget to provide such care. Maybe El Salvador has seen this already and that is one reason for their extreme recommendation to avoid pregnancies.
The global warning by the WHO is appropriate. The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico have many resorts and regions which are international tourist destinations reached via airplanes and cruise ships, areas where the Zika virus is active. People from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America who visit the infected regions will inevitably have a percentage of their numbers contract the disease and they can carry it back to their home nations where they can become active carriers of the Zika virus as soon as warm weather reaches the Northern Hemisphere. This could even become an issue in the US presidential campaign. On the Republican side, there is much sentiment for “building a wall” along the US-Mexican border to halt illegal immigration with the leader in current GOP polls, Donald Trump, being the primary advocate of such action.
It is common knowledge that the vast majority of illegal immigrants inside the USA are from Latin America–nations hit hardest by the Zika virus. How many illegal immigrants will be carrying the Zika virus into the USA across its porous southern border this year? The Zika virus will also surely have economic effects if it continues to spread and tourist locations in hard-hit nations and regions experience diminished tourist traffic. The availability of widespread airline travel enables the virus to spread quickly all over the world and rapidly expand the number of infected persons and infected but asymptomatic carriers of the virus. I see a major problem looming on the horizon. The 2016 Olympic Games will be held in Brazil, the nation most affected by the Zika virus outbreak. Those who attend the games could carry the virus, literally, everywhere in the world. The Brazilian government already appreciates the severity of the threat and has taken the draconian step of allowing health officials to enter any building as part of mosquito-eradication efforts
Currently the most effective way to avoid the virus is to not travel to infected areas. The most effective means of slowing the spread of the Zika virus would seem to be obvious: aggressive mosquito-control programs in all nations and regions which host the types of mosquitoes which transmit the virus. Unknown at this time is whether the virus can mutate and eventually be spread by other types of mosquitoes or biting insects.
In the gospels of Matthew and Luke Jesus Christ prophesied that “pestilences” would be one of the global signs that the latter days of this age had arrived and that his Second Coming was growing near.
7…And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8)
11 And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. (Luke 21:11)
There have been some “false alarms” about global pestilences that were initially thought to pose imminent global threats (swine flu, bird flu, etc.). However, this Zika virus “pestilence” appears to be a real threat to be a truly global “pestilence.” Not only can it spread insidiously to uninfected people via large numbers of infected people who are symptom-free, but it is already spreading at an “explosive” rate (as some media reports have reported) in nations and regions where mosquitoes are very common.
As spring and summer come to the Northern Hemisphere and mosquitoes hatch by the billions throughout northern nations, how many mosquitoes will acquire the Zika virus and spread it to other people? The very thought of this rapidly-spreading threat ought to move northern nations to start very aggressive mosquito-control programs early in the mosquito season! Could this generate into a global pandemic? Only time will tell.
In April 2012 we published a Global Watch Weekly edition called “The Pandemic Fear Factor” which provides some relevant insights into how the movie “Contagion” provides a possible script for how a global pandemic could play out as part of a greater strategy to enforce population control. Click here to access this archived edition.
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