Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by January 2015

In Matthew 24 Jesus warns us that times will get very difficult here on earth  before His return. I believe we are seeing these things beginning to take place and we need to prepare our hearts for what lies ahead.

Matthew 24:3-14 ( from Biblegateway.com 

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.
“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

The following article is from Aljazeera News. You can link to the story on their website here - Aljazeera

Ebola cases could reach 1.4m next year

New report suggests Ebola cases could rise in the coming months if urgent measures are not taken to curb the outbreak.

Last updated: 24 Sep 2014 10:15

Increased health measures may prove critical in stopping the predicted spike in Ebola cases [Reuters].
Ebola cases could reach 1.4 million by late January 2015, up from the current total of 5,800, according to a new study by a US medical agency.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on Tuesday suggesting that Ebola cases could increase to between 550,000 and 1.4 million in four months, based on several factors including how many people are infected by Ebola carriers.
The report questions whether the official number of deaths recorded by the World Health Organisation, 2,800 out of at least 5,800 Ebola cases, has been underreported.
CDC has said it is likely that 2.5 times as many cases, or nearly 20,000, have occurred so far.
"Extensive, immediate actions - such as those already started - can bring the epidemic to... a rapid decline in cases," said CDC in a statement.
Infographic: Just how deadly is Ebola?
Effective measures?
Sierra Leone, one of the five west African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, is considering another nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the disease, following a three-day quarantine last week, in which they say they confirmed 130 cases and are awaiting tests on another 70..
President Ernest Bai Koroma said on local radio on Tuesday that he was "mainly satisfied with the whole process, as it has helped reaching more homes and bringing to the fore many sick people and corpses".
The unprecedented nation-wide lockdown saw visits to more than one million households that were given information on the disease.
"It's important for African governments to innovate and find new ways of getting messages out to the people," David Heymann, an Ebola expert, told Reuters news agency.
Ongoing efforts to tackle the disease may hamper its spread. The report released by CDC does not account for measures recently announced by the US.
The US plans to send 3,000 members of its armed forces to the region as well as training 500 healthcare workers per week.
Nonetheless, experts from the WHO said on Tuesday that the outbreak could reach 20,000 recorded cases as soon as early November if rigorous control measures are not put in place.
In August, the WHO predicted it would take until the middle of 2015 for the virus to strike 20,000.
Meanwhile on Monday, the WHO said that outbreaks in Senegal and Nigeria were "pretty much contained".
The following day on Tuesday, Sierra Leone's army announced that it had "sealed off" its borders with Liberia and Guinea in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola.
Looking to the future, WHO's Director of Strategy Christopher Dye said that "this is a bit like weather forecasting. We can do it a few days in advance, but looking a few weeks or months ahead is very difficult."


For a more indepth study of Matthew 24 please read my blog post End of the World

or my blog post study from Revelations on the End time Judgments  Coming Judgments - Wrath of God

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