FACTS ABOUT LASSA FEVER

Lassa-fever

 

          LASSA FEVER

  • Lassa fever is an acute viral hemorrhagic illness of 2-21 days duration that occurs in West Africa.
  • The Lassa virus is transmitted to humans via contact with food or household items contaminated with rodent urine or faeces.
  • Person-to-person infections and laboratory transmission can also occur, particularly in hospitals lacking adequate infection prevention and control measures.
  • Lassa fever is known to be endemic in Benin, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, but probably exists in other West African countries as well.
  • The overall case-fatality rate is 1%. Observed case-fatality rate among patients hospitalized with severe cases of Lassa fever is 15%.

 

 SYMPTOMS OF LASSA FEVER

  • Early supportive care with rehydration and symptomatic treatment improves survival.
  • The incubation period of Lassa fever ranges from 6–21 days. The onset of the disease, when it is symptomatic, is usually gradual, starting withLassa-fever1fever, general weakness, and malaise. After a few days, headache, sore throat, muscle pain, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, and abdominal pain may follow. In severe cases facial swelling, fluid in the lung cavity, bleeding from the mouth, nose, vagina or gastrointestinal tract and low blood pressure may develop.
  • Protein may be noted in the urine. Shock, seizures, tremor, disorientation, and coma may be seen in the later stages. Deafness occurs in 25% of patients who survive the disease. In half of these cases, hearing returns partially after 1–3 months. Transient hair loss and gait disturbance may occur during recovery.
  • Death usually occurs within 14 days of onset in fatal cases. The disease is especially severe late in pregnancy, with maternal death and/or fetal loss occurring in more than 80% of cases during the third trimester.

 

    PREVENTION AND CONTROL

Prevention of Lassa fever relies on promoting good “community hygiene” to discourage rodents from entering homes. Effective measures include storing grain and other foodstuffs in rodent-proof containers, disposing of garbage far from the home, maintaining clean households and keeping cats. Because Mastomys are so abundant in endemic areas, it is not possible to completely eliminate them from the environment. Family members should always be careful to avoid contact with blood and body fluids while caring for sick persons.

In health-care settings, staff should always apply standard infection prevention and control precautions when caring for patients, regardless of their presumed diagnosis. These include basic hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, use of personal protective equipment (to block splashes or other contact with infected materials), safe injection practices and safe burial practices.

Health-care workers caring for patients with suspected or confirmed Lassa fever should apply extra infection control measures to prevent contact with the patient’s blood and body fluids and contaminated surfaces or materials such as clothing and bedding. When in close contact (within 1 meter) of patients with Lassa fever, health-care workers should wear face protection (a face shield or a medical mask and goggles), a clean, non-sterile long-sleeved gown, and gloves (sterile gloves for some procedures).

Laboratory workers are also at risk. Samples taken from humans and animals for investigation of Lassa virus infection should be handled by trained staff and processed in suitably equipped laboratories under maximum biological containment conditions.

On rare occasions, travelers from areas where Lassa fever is endemic export the disease to other countries. Although malaria, typhoid fever, and many other tropical infections are much more common, the diagnosis of Lassa fever should be considered in febrile patients returning from West Africa, especially if they have had exposures in rural areas or hospitals in countries where Lassa fever is known to be endemic. Health-care workers seeing a patient suspected to have Lassa fever should immediately contact local and national experts for advice and to arrange for laboratory testing

 

 

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  2. Jesus says:

    I hope you could find the time to look this over,

    I’d like to share some very significant news that has been making its way around the internet relating to our future well being.

    We’re coming towards a future of a one-world cashless society where they will mandate us to have an RFID chip inserted in our body. This chip will hold all our personal data and we will lose our privacy because of the tracking capabilities.

    Even more of a concern, did you know that this was predicted about two thousand years in the past from a major historical figure named Jesus? Have doubts? Keep reading… This may well be the most important article you will ever read.

    – “And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.

    And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six” (Revelation 13:16-18 DRA)…

    Speaking of the last days, this could only be speaking of a cashless society, which we have yet to see, but we are making our way towards. Why so? Otherwise we would be able to buy or sell without taking the mark among each other if tangible currency was still valid. It logically deduces itself to this end.

    This mark can not be anything spiritual, because the word references two distinct physical places. If it were to be spiritual, it would just say in the forehead.

    Now here is where it gets interesting. It is astonishing how accurate the scriptures are with respect to this RFID microchip. These are notes from a person named Carl Sanders who labored with a crew of engineers to help produce this RFID microchip in the 1900’s.

    Mr. Carl Sanders sat in 17 New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to talk about their agenda on how to bring forth this one-world system. The US government commissioned Mr. Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world-a microchip that could be placed under the skin with a hypodermic needle(a quick, convenient procedure that would be gradually accepted by the nations).

    Mr. Sanders, along with a group of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and engineered a RFID chip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable by means of the temperature changes in our skin. With out having understanding of the biblical scriptures (Carl Sanders was not a follower of Christ at the time), these men spent one and a half million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient spot to have the RFID chip placed within the body.

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two locations Revelation says the mark will go) aren’t just the most convenient places, however are also the only viable spots for constant, steady temperature fluctuations in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The RFID microchip is around 7 millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It’s capable of holding pages of information about you. All your basic information, work history, crime history, health data, and financial information can be stored on this chip.

    Carl Sanders believes that this microchip, which he remorsefully helped engineer, is the “beast’s mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” Additionally it’s interesting to note that the number 666 is a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the end word, “stigma,” additionally meaning “to stick or prick. Mr. Sanders believes that is alluding to the usage of a hypodermic needle being poked in the human flesh to insert the microchip.”

    Mr. Sanders asked a doctor what would take place if the lithium contained inside the RFID chip was exposed in the human body. The doctor replied by saying a horrible sore would appear in that spot. This is what the book of Revelation says:

    “And the first(angel) went, and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a noisome and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and that worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2 ASV).

    The Bible tells us we cannot buy or sell without receiving the mark, or the number of its name. This number is identified as 666. The Bible tells us to calculate the number 666. How do we count 666?

    This is where it becomes an eye opener. Calculating the number 666 has been long debated throughout history, but has finally been made known in these final times by God. What I will show you establishes itself with the word of God the real interpretation to calculate 666.

    Through God’s Holy word, God uses the number three for confirming things. Allow me to share a few examples:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    What is interesting is the the mark of the beast is revealed in detail in 3 different verses (Revelation 13:16,17,18), and each verse lists 3 different characteristics of the given topic. The last three being the number 6 used 3 times in a row. Here is a key point to unlocking how to calculate the number 666.

    What does it mean to count the number 666? It means to add up. How may we add up 666? Call back to mind my earlier key point concerning God confirming in threes. So logically, what would be the most sensible way to add up the number 666? To add it up equally in threes based off the number. It is not rational to count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start. We are not able to add it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60, because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666. The only sensible option is 6+6+6=18. What is interesting is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number of the beast itself is verse 18, being the 3rd verse out of three verses that describe the mark. Now what is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another fascinating point is the only two other combinations (bringing a total of three possible combinations) for moving the plus symbol in between the sixes are 66+6=72, and 6+66=72. Add both 72’s together and you get 144. Why the number 144 is interesting is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in God’s word where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    Now if you add up all 3 numbers by counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around in all 3 possible combinations, it would be 72+72+18=162. What is fascinating concerning the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb of God being Jesus.

    Now what is fascinating concerning the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply this same formula, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits:

    “Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads” (Revelation 4:2-4).

    Now if you take 8+8+8=24, and 8+88=96, and 88+8=96, you get 24+96+96=216. Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666. Consider that this was the exact formula to get the value 162 out of counting 666 that brought about the quantity 888 when dividing 144,000 by 162. It’s perpetual.

    With making use of the identical method of counting by adding the plus symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a manner?

    Another interesting factor to notice is that if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 36, it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? Could this be a sign that we have to add up three sixes instead of perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

    So what could this imply? Well we all know in this world we are identified by numbers in numerous forms. From our birth certificate to social security, also with our drivers license, being recognized founded on a system of ruler ship. So it is plausible that this RFID chip will incorporate a brand new identification that has a total of 18 characters.

    May this be the title of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system which is identified by 18 characters? This could fit the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we ought to have to buy or sell in our right-hand or forehead, and that it additionally includes the number of the beast, during a future cashless money society.

    Go to: https://biblefreedom.com to see all the proof!

    The Holy scriptures warns us in the last days that a false prophet will stand up performing miraculous signs to deceive many to obtain the mark of the beast:

    “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 19:20).

    Whatever it takes, DO NOT RECEIVE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    We are dwelling in very prophetic times with major Biblical prophecies coming to pass. When Donald Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as capital of Israel on December 6th of ’17, this was a huge step to fulfill the Third Temple prophesied in the Holy Bible.

    God’s Holy scriptures tells us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

    “…and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

    In the Islamic religion, there is a figure called the Mahdi, referred to as their messiah who they’re awaiting to appear. There are a number of testimonies from people online who imagine this man will be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist. I personally have had strange dreams about Barack. He came on stage claiming to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim religion, however it was later revealed by his circle of relatives that he indeed is a religious Muslim.

    His real birth name is said to be Barry Soetoro, and he had his name switched to Barack Obama. Why so?

    Jesus says, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In Hebrew, the word “Barack” means “lighting”, and the use of “Bama” (Strongs Hebrew word 1116) is used to mean the “heights” of heaven.

    The day after the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning pick three lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s domestic state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama had been U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Regardless, whoever seats themselves in the Third Temple that is to be built in Jerusalem, declaring themselves to be God WILL BE THE ANTICHRIST. DO NOT BE DECEIVED.

    Why do we need Jesus Christ?

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 2:23).

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    Our own works can’t save us. If we step in front of a judge in the court of law, being responsible for breaking the law, the judge is not going to judge us by the good that we’ve achieved, rather the crimes we’ve committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much greater a perfect, righteous, and Holy creator?

    God has delivered to us His ethical regulation’s by way of the ten commandments received by Moses at Mt. Siani. These legal guidelines were not given so we can be justified, however in order that we may see the need for our saviour. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is an act of evil to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and son on.

    We can try to follow all the ethical guidelines of the 10 commandments, however we will by no means catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. The same word of the law given to Moses became flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the law, living a sinless life that only God may accomplish.

    The space between us and the law can by no means be reconciled by our very own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, by faith in Him, He’ll pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if somebody steps in and pays your debt, even though you are guilty, the judge can do what’s legal and just and allow you to go free. That is what Jesus did nearly 2000 years in the past on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled inside the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His last words being, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30).

    So why did Jesus have to die for us?

    Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that belongs to us could not be overlooked. Because of the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it ought to be reconciled, it ought to be quenched and satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it satisfied God to crush His only begotten Son.

    That is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it were to be poured out on us deserve it, we would all perish and go to hell. God created a means of escape by pouring it out on His Son who’s soul could not be left in Hades, but was raised and seated on the right hand of God in power.

    Now after we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer looks at the person who deserves His wrath, but the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling inside of us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is repent and trust in the savior, confessing and turning from our sins. This is not only a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, butrather receiving His words, taking them to heart. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but turn from our sins and practice righteousness:

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    By doing so we may become transformed into the image of God by faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who’s inclined to present the Holy Spirit to people who ask of Him:

    “Most assuredly, I(Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-6).

    “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” (Romans 8:9).

    So what are you waiting for? Our heavenly Father only wishes the best for us all, restoring every thing this world has stolen from us. That is what it means to be “holy”. To be made whole.

    He’s waiting to listen to you. That God given tongue to speak language, by means of faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you receive the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you need His Holy Spirit living inside you transforming you into a child of the living God.

    Jesus says, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him(the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

    Did you know that Jesus spoke more about hell than any individual else in the word of God, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very reason He came to die for us, to rescue us from this place that we earned by our sins against a holy God.

    He describes hell as a real place where,

    “Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44).

    And where,

    “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28).

    Jesus tells us who to fear,

    “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

    Out of all the world religions, how can we make sure the Bible has it all right? The scientific data has established and continues to support that the universe once had a starting point wherein space, time and matter had been created. Many know this as the big bang.

    “The non-biblical religions tell us that god or god’s create within space and time that eternally exist. The Bible stands alone and says that time and space don’t exist until God creates the universe.” – Astronomer(Phd) Hugh Ross

    The Bible not only got it all correct that space, time and matter all came into existence at the beginning of the universe, it additionally states in 7 distinct places that the universe is expanding 1000’s of years before scientists learned these facts.

    Did you hear that the real Noah’s Ark was discovered in the place where God’s holy word instructed us it would be with the correct dimensions? As well as proof for the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Exodus account of the Red Sea crossing?

    The Bible is by far the most translated and read historical document in the history of the world, full of predictive prophecies, matching what we discover within the book of nature. Wouldn’t you assume God’s word to be so?

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    Jesus loves you!

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