Other Virus Outbreaks Around the World…
We need to remember that it’s not all about Covid19, even though the media would like us to think otherwise.
Here are some numbers on Dengue fever outbreaks from Quartz
In Indonesia, dengue—which is spread through mosquitoes—has infected some 40,000 people so far this year, a nearly 16% rise from last year. Compounding the problem, most of Indonesia’s hospitals are now tasked with prioritizing patients with Covid-19, leaving those suffering from the painful and sometimes fatal symptoms of dengue without treatment.
In Latin America it’s even worse. The region saw the highest number of dengue cases in recorded history in 2019. And 2020 is on track to be bad too. Argentina right now has more reported cases of dengue than coronavirus. And experts worry that Brazil is about to become the next epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic just as its own dengue outbreak peaks.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting large dengue outbreaks in Singapore, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
And those are just the Dengue numbers. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is seeing another outbreak of Ebola that started back in 2018. As of May 5th, they have 3500 either confirmed or probable cases. Meanwhile Saudi Arabia is battling an outbreak of MERS.
We are living Matthew 24:7. Keep your focus on Jesus and God’s word. Seek first the kingdom, not the news. God bless and stay ready!