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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.

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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!

Johnny

Del Rio Border Patrol Has Apprehended Over 500 National Africans This Past Week

The Del Rio Sector of the U.S. Border Patrol, just the past week, has apprehended more than 500 people from Africa trying to sneak into the U.S., News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Most have been arrested in large groups, 34 people from Africa were arrested in the sector, which covers the Eagle Pass area, on Wednesday, on top of a group of more than 100 who were apprehended on Monday.

“The introduction of this new population places additional burdens on processing stations, to include language and cultural differences,” said Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Raul L. Ortiz. “Our agents continue to meet each new challenge as the ongoing humanitarian crisis evolves.”

Most of the Africans have been from three countries in Central Africa, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is a separate country, and Angola. All of the nations are troubled by grinding poverty, grueling official corruption, deadly diseases like Ebola and, in the case of Angola, an active terrorist threat by ISIS.

You can read more here or watch my video below for more.