There is an increasing world-wide outbreak of a disease that had been declared eliminated as a major public health threat but has now come back with a vengeance with states and countries declaring emergencies around the world.
Measles, a highly contagious virus, has re-emerged with the disease spreading rapidly. The U.S. is facing increasing outbreaks across the country from New York to Washington State, and countries in hot-spots around the world are even worse.
In the U.S. it’s reported that just one month into 2019, measles have been diagnosed in 21 states and the District of Columbia, per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Measles is a highly contagious virus that spreads through the air easily via coughing and sneezing and is realized in symptoms such as high fever, rash all over the body, stuffy nose and reddened eyes.
But measles can also be dangerous. Measles is one of the leading causes of death for children, according to the World Health Organization, which estimates that 450 die each day worldwide due to the illness.
And now the resurgence of this disease has become a world-wide outbreak with U.S. states declaring emergencies and foreign countries experiencing epidemics.
The outbreak has grown so in the State of Washington until Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency. The emergency declaration has brought into action the department of health implementing infectious disease protocols and the state military organizing state resources to combat the disease outbreak.
Meanwhile the state legislature has introduced legislation that would ban personal exemptions for measles vaccination which has been sent to the health care and wellness committee for review.
Also, in a short time New York State is facing its most severe outbreak of the disease in many decades. The outbreak has been fueled by delayed vaccination in orthodox communities connected with a wider anti-vaccination movement. The source of the outbreak in New York was found to come from Israel and Europe.
The rise of measles in Israel, has caused thousands of cases in the past year which have been centered around Jerusalem. In Europe there has been a record number of measles cases recorded according to the World Health Organization with some 65,000 cases now reported over the past year.
And a measles epidemic has rocked Madagascar which is fighting the worst eruption of the disease in decades. Where in a few months they have seen more than 50,000 cases of the highly contagious infection, which has so far taken the lives of more than 300 people, mostly kids.
Comments by the experts are ominous, with a pediatrician in the U.S. saying the health crisis emergency there “can become a truly major epidemic” and an epidemiologist in Madagascar saying the epidemic there “should be a wake-up call . . . not only for every person [and] for every health center in Madagascar, but for the whole world.”
The prophecies of Jesus Christ in Matthew chapter 24 foretold that pestilences would be a sign of the Last Days at the end of this age.
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