Multiple Global Pestilences Threaten To Spiral Completely Out Of Control

News Image By Michael Snyder/End of the American Dream April 16, 2024
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Do you remember the nightmares that we experienced in 2020 and 2021?  Nobody wants to go through anything like that again, but right now multiple pestilences are raging all over the planet, and one or more of them could potentially spiral completely out of control.  

For a long time, I have been warning my readers that we have entered an era of great pestilences.  Humanity's ability to manipulate diseases greatly exceeds humanity's ability to control diseases, and as you read this article scientists all over the world are monkeying around with some of the most dangerous bugs that humanity has ever known.  

That is a recipe for disaster, and it is only a matter of time before we experience a crisis far worse than anything that we went through in 2020 and 2021.
In recent months, I have been keeping a very close eye on the bird flu.

It has already killed hundreds of millions of birds around the globe, and now it is infecting mammals on a widespread basis.

One expert that has been monitoring the bird flu for decades says that what we are witnessing right now is "extremely worrying"...

MacIntyre describes the spiraling infections in animals as being "unprecedented" and says that urgent surveillance is needed to monitor whether H5N1 begins spreading between pigs or ferrets, animals which have a similar receptor profile to humans.

"I have been following H5N1 since 1997, and the current situation is extremely worrying," MacIntyre says. "In the past, H5N1 epidemics in birds were sporadic and would die down after culling of infected poultry. Since 2021 the pattern has changed, and it has not gone away but steadily increased." In this time, many new mammalian species have been infected. "Some may be suitable genetic mixing vessels to create a human pandemic strain," she says.

As long as it was just spreading among birds, H5N1 was not a major threat to humans.

But now cattle all over the U.S. have been catching it.

In fact, cases have been confirmed in 21 herds in 7 different states...

The H5N1 bird flu virus has been found in a dairy herd in North Carolina, said state Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler on Wednesday, making it the seventh state in a little over two weeks to report infected cattle. "We have spent years developing ways to handle HPAI [highly pathogenic avian influenza] in poultry, but this is new, and we are working with our state and federal partners to develop protocols to handle this situation," he said.

So far, USDA scientists have confirmed bird flu in 21 herds in seven states. Texas has the most, nine, and Barron's magazine said Texas officials believe the number of infected herds is much higher. The Texas Agriculture Department said on March 25 that "a mysterious disease [that] has been working its way through the Texas Panhandle" had been identified as HPAI. Texas state epidemiologist Dr. Jessie Monday said that 40 dairy farms had reported cows with symptoms of the mystery disease, said Barron's.

Now that H5N1 has jumped from birds to cows, will it also jump from cows to humans?

One dairy worker in Texas has already been infected, and the CDC is telling state health officials "to prepare for more human cases of bird flu"...

State health officials have been told to prepare for more human cases of bird flu, amid fears the virus could jump to people.

CDC officials issued the warning on Friday, urging state leaders to have 'up-to-date operational plans' in place in case more farm workers test positive for H5N1.

Do they know something that we do not?

We need to keep a very close eye on this, because H5N1 can have a death rate of over 50 percent in humans.

Meanwhile, Mpox is back with a vengeance.

In one area of Africa, the number of confirmed cases has tripled compared to the same period of time last year...

In #DRC alone, more than 4500 cases of #mpox and almost 300 deaths have been reported this year. That is triple the number reported at this time last year.

The recent surge in cases and deaths among children is of particular concern, along with the re-emergence of Clade One in central Africa.

Here in the United States, the number of confirmed cases has doubled compared to the same period of time last year...

Mpox cases appear to be rising in the United States again.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recorded 656 mpox cases in 2024 so far, doubling the 2023 figure of 306 in the same period. As of March 30, the states with the most infections were New York, California, New Jersey, and Illinois.

This is a truly horrifying disease.

Some of the people that have caught it have said that it was the worst pain that they have ever experienced in their entire lives.

At this point, the primary method of transmission appears to be the same as it was during the initial outbreak in the summer of 2022...

The virus spread through the social networks of men who have sex with men during the summer of 2022, and it still appears to mainly be spreading through this demographic.

Of even greater concern is how rapidly Dengue Fever has been spreading in South America.

It is being reported that there have already been over 3.5 million cases in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina so far in 2024...

Bug spray is out of stock across Argentina as the country confronts its worst-ever outbreak of dengue, a mosquito-borne illness that's surged across Latin America amid high heat and heavy rains.

Argentina reported 233,000 cases of dengue so far during the Southern Hemisphere's summer -- about eight times the number of case reported during the same week last year -- and 161 deaths, according to its Health Ministry. Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are the hardest hit, with more than 3.5 million cases, 83% of which are concentrated in Brazil, according to the Pan American Health Organization.

We have never seen an outbreak of Dengue Fever that even comes close to this.

And I was quite alarmed to read that there has even been a surge in cases in Mexico...

Barbados, Costa Rica, Gaudeloupe, Guatemala, Martinique and Mexico have all seen surges, Barbosa said. Dengue is also known as the break-bone fever because of the high temperatures and severe aches it causes.

This is another disease that can cause extreme pain.

It is most common in tropical and subtropical climates, and so if you live in such an area you will want to be very careful.

While all of this is going on, the number of drugs that are in short supply in the U.S. has reached an all-time record high...

The US drug shortage - halting vital treatment for millions of patients - has now reached an all-time high, according to newly released data.

There are currently 323 medicines in short supply nationwide, the most since 2001, when records began.

Access to these limited drugs can be the difference between life and death for millions of patients relying on antibiotics, cancer treatments, injectable diabetes medications, and more.

That is really bad news.

At a time when millions of Americans will desperately need it, our system is coming apart at the seams.

Multiple pestilences are already spreading all over the planet, and more will inevitably erupt during the months and years that are in front of us.

Originally published at End Of The American Dream

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