ISIS Islamic State May Soon Unleash Catastrophic Flood On Baghdad/Death toll rises to 367 from deadly China earthquake/Erdogan: Israel will ‘drown in the blood it sheds’/100 Health Workers have contracted Ebola despite Protective Gear/FDA issues statement regarding call to expedite process for Ebola vaccine and more signs of JESUS’ soon return

endtimes-620x407More than 100 Health Workers have contracted Ebola despite Protective Gear

Jenneh became a nurse in Sierra Leone 15 years ago with the hope of saving lives in one of the world’s poorest countries. Now she fears for her own after three of her colleagues died of Ebola. Health workers like Jenneh are on the frontline of the battle against the world’s worst ever outbreak of the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has killed 729 people in Sierra Leone, neighboring Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria so far. With West Africa’s hospitals lacking trained staff, and international aid agencies already over stretched, the rising number of deaths among healthcare staff is shaking morale and undermining efforts to control the outbreak. More than 100 health workers have been infected by the viral disease, which has no known cure, including two American medics working for charity Samaritan’s Purse. More than half of those have died, among them Sierra Leone’s leading doctor in the fight against Ebola, Sheik Umar Khan, a national hero.  “We’re very worried, now that our leader has died from the same disease we’ve been fighting,” said Jenneh, who asked for her real name not to be used. “Two of my very close nursing friends have also been killed … I feel like quitting the profession this minute.” Jenneh works at a 64-bed emergency clinic set up by the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Kailahun town in eastern Sierra Leone, at the center of the outbreak. She said she didn’t know why so many doctors were dying from the virus, which in its most deadly strain can kill 90 percent of those it infects. In the current outbreak, the rate is running at about 60 percent. But like other carers interviewed by Reuters, she is worried the fabric of the yellow full-body suits used to protect workers on isolation wards is too flimsy to block the virus. “Improper personal protective gear is a serious issue here,” she said. More

A retired American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in West Africa returned to the United States — and put himself in quarantine. Dr. Alan Jamison volunteered in the Liberian capital of Monrovia this month as part of an international medical group. He returned to the United States on July 25, according to Medical Teams International, the organization he worked with. MTI declined to discuss details of how Jamison traveled back to the United States, including whether he was on a commercial flight. More

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Sunday of deliberately killing Palestinian mothers and warned it would “drown in the blood it sheds”, pulling foreign policy to center stage as a presidential race enters its final week.  Addressing hundreds of thousands of supporters at his biggest rally so far ahead of the Aug. 10 election, Erdogan again likened Israel’s actions to those of Hitler, comments that have already led Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to accuse him of anti-Semitism and drawn rebuke from Washington.  “Just like Hitler, who sought to establish a race free of all faults, Israel is chasing after the same target,” Erdogan told the sea of cheering supporters at an Istanbul arena.  “They kill women so that they will not give birth to Palestinians; they kill babies so that they won’t grow up; they kill men so they can’t defend their country They will drown in the blood they shed,” he said. More

“Currently there are only experimental Ebola treatments in the earliest stages of development. Even though a drug is not approved right now, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can still provide access to potential products through other mechanisms, such as through an emergency Investigational New Drug (IND) application. The FDA stands ready to work with companies and investigators treating these patients who are in dire need of treatment.  Regarding Ebola, the FDA is involved in an inter-agency working group led by Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)/Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA). This working group is looking to facilitate and accelerate development of potential investigation treatments for Ebola. The FDA’s role involves sharing information about medical products in development as well as communicating our assessment of product readiness and clarifying regulatory pathways for development. More

California’s three-year drought just went from bad to dreadful. In the course of the last week, the crimson expanse of “exceptional drought” grew to engulf the northern part of the state. The chart above shows the drought’s progression as reported today by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Archived maps show the end of July for each year since 2011. All of California is in “severe drought” (shown in orange), and 82 percent is rated “extreme drought” (in red). The agency’s highest drought rating — “exceptional drought” (crimson) — now covers 58 percent of the state, up from 36 percent a week ago. Exceptional drought is marked by crop and pasture loss and water shortages that fall within the top two percentiles of the drought indicators. The water reserves in California’s topsoil and subsoil are nearly depleted, and 70 percent of the state’s pastures are now rated “very poor to poor,” according to the USDA. Reservoir levels are dropping, and groundwater is being drained from the state as farms and cities pull from difficult-to-replenish underground caches. The state’s 154 reservoirs are at 60 percent of the historical average, or 17.3 million acre feet lower than they should be. That’s more than a year’s supply of water gone missing. More

What would a global pandemic look like for a disease that has no cure and that kills more than half of the people that it infects?  Let’s hope that we don’t get to find out, but what we do know is that more than 100 health workers that were on the front lines of fighting this disease have ended up getting it themselves.  The top health officials in the entire world are sounding the alarm and the phrase “out of control” is constantly being thrown around by professionals with decades of experience.  So should average Americans be concerned about Ebola?  If so, how bad could an Ebola outbreak in the U.S. potentially become?  The following are 25 critical facts about this Ebola outbreak that every American needs to know…More

Islamic State May Soon Unleash Catastrophic Flood On Baghdad

Islamic State may soon unleash catastrophic flood on BaghdadOn Sunday the Islamic State, formerly ISIS, took control of the Mosul Dam during a battle with Kurdish forces. The Mosul Dam is situated on the Tigris River in the western governorate of Ninawa, upstream of the city of Mosul. It is the largest dam in the country and the fourth largest in the Middle East holding at full capacity 2.7 cubic miles of water. It provides electricity for nearly 2 million people in Mosul. The dam is considered the most dangerous in the world. It is estimated that a sudden collapse would submerge Mosul under 65 feet of water and Baghdad under 15 feet. Baghdad has a population of over 7 million. It is estimated 500,000 would perish if the dam failed. Earlier this year ISIS took control of the Fallujah Barrage, a small dam on the Euphrates near Fallujah in Al Anbar Governorate. More

CUP OF TREMBLING – US Condemning Actions of Israel, Demands Answers

The United States criticized the “disgraceful shelling” at a U.N. school in Gaza on Sunday and urged Israel to do more to prevent civilian casualties in its war against Hamas militants. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki also called for an investigation into attacks on U.N. schools in densely populated Gaza. “The United States is appalled by today’s disgraceful shelling outside an UNRWA school in Rafah sheltering some 3,000 displaced persons, in which at least ten more Palestinian civilians were tragically killed,” Psaki said in a statement. More

Huge UFO with Flashing Light Caught over Italy SkyAs NASA continues its race to find alien life by next 20 years, people on earth continue to sight extraterrestrial activities with their naked eyes. Antonio Urzi Simona Sibilla from Milan, Italy, claims to have spotted a huge UFO in the sky. Without wasting any time, Sibilla caught the entire extraterrestrial action in his camera. The video, uploaded on YouTube, shows mysterious lights emitting from a supposedly super structured UFO. More

Ebola. Chikungunya. Dengue. Norovirus. Hantavirus. Swine flu. Varicella. Variola. The names sound like something out of a sci-fi movie. Yet, threats to Americans are real, and escalating by the week. The Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, reported on Aug. 1 that serious diseases are spreading at detention centers for Illegal border crossers. Health-care workers and Border Patrol agents, plus their children, have tested positive for tuberculosis (TB), swine flu, chicken pox, lice and scabies. Instead of being quarantined, illegal border crossers are being dispersed rapidly across the U.S., with those of school age being registered in public schools opening soon for all. The Border Patrol Council reports that 75 percent of illegal border crossers are from countries around the globe, other than Mexico. They are bringing diseases not common to, or eradicated from, the U.S. More

 

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