Pestilence Update

‘The Beginnings of Sorrows’; Untreatable ‘superbug’ fungus spreads in 2 Dallas-area hospitals, CDC says. What is it?

Mark 13

3 And as he [Jesus Christ] sat upon the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. (Seven (7) Year Tribulation is STILL TO COME).

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (Luke 21:11).

… Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken; (Luke 21:26)

John 13:19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

‘The Beginnings of Sorrows’; Untreatable ‘superbug’ fungus spreads in 2 Dallas-area hospitals, CDC says. What is it?

Haeven Gibbons, MIKE STOBBE Fri, July 23, 2021, 2:01 PM YahooNews

U.S. health officials said Thursday they have evidence of an untreatable fungus spreading in two Dallas-area hospitals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The fungus, Candida auris, is a harmful form of yeast that is considered dangerous to hospital and nursing home patients with serious medical problems. It is most deadly when it enters the bloodstream, heart or brain. Outbreaks in health care facilities have been spurred when the fungus spread through patient contact or on contaminated surfaces.

“It is a very serious infection, and if it’s in the bloodstream, it can infect all of the organs and cause multi organ failure,” said Dr. Beth Kassanoff-Piper, president of the Dallas County Medical Society. “If it infects the brain, it can certainly cause a brain infection that can make people comatose. It’s very dangerous. It’s deadly.”

Officials have not publicly identified which two hospitals have been affected. Out of more than 20 cases, two patients at the Dallas-area hospitals had invasive fungal infections that were impervious to all three major classes of medications.

“These organisms are smart; just like COVID, it creates new variants. These other organisms can create resistance to the treatment options we have. And some of these funguses are far more likely to develop resistance than others are,” Kassanoff-Piper said. “And this particular strain is one that has very commonly developed resistance.”

In past cases, when patients have been resistant to drugs used to treat the infection, scientists concluded the resistance to the drugs formed during treatment. In this case, the health officials said the fungus did spread from person to person.

“This is really the first time we’ve started seeing clustering of resistance” in which patients seemed to be getting the infections from each other, said the CDC’s Dr. Meghan Lyman.

“When we see clusters of patients, in the same facility, with the same resistance pattern, it’s more likely that that is an infection that’s been spread from person to person,” Kassanoff-Piper said.

Just because Candida auris is resistant to multiple drugs, it doesn’t necessarily mean there is no way to treat it, Kassanoff-Piper said. Doctors can use a combination of different antifungals, at the same time, to treat it. The difference is, if the patient didn’t have any resistance, just one of the antifungals that’s available would likely get rid of it, she said.

But the general public does not need to worry, Kassanoff-Piper said.

“It is a fungus that really can cause problems in people who have a lot of underlying health conditions,” she said.

It is really a concern for those who are severely ill or have chronic medical conditions where they need long-term care, Kassanoff-Piper said.

Elderly people could also be at a higher risk even if they have no underlying health issues.

If you are going to visit someone in the hospital who may be at greater risk of getting the fungus, be diligent about washing your hands, Kassanoff-Piper said.

Trish Perl-DeLisle, chief of infectious diseases at UT Southwestern, said that while the general public is not at great risk of contracting the infection, it is important for people to understand that the fungus is an “incredibly sticky” pathogen that stays in the environment. This makes it easy to contaminate people who are at a greater risk of becoming infected, and resistance is becoming more frequent.

“Because people can have this bacteria on their skin and not have any signs or symptoms, it makes it easy to spread. People can easily contaminate the environment with it,” said Dr. Diana Cervantes, director of the UNT Health Science Center’s epidemiology program..

An outbreak of the “superbug” also has been reported in a Washington, D.C, nursing home.

A cluster of 22 cases in the two Dallas-area hospitals included two with resistance to all medications, the CDC said. Those cases were seen from January to April. Out of five people who were fully resistant to treatment, three died — two Texas patients and one in Washington.

Lyman, with the CDC, said both are ongoing outbreaks and that additional infections have been identified since April. But those added numbers were not reported.

“We’re definitely seeing clusters of these cases because there has been some type of a break in the infection control procedures,” Kassanoff-Piper said, adding, “This is one of the reasons it’s so important to have good infection control in hospitals to prevent spread from person to person, of all kinds of things.”

Kassanoff-Piper said to fix the break in the infection control procedures, hospital staff and visitors need to “redouble” their efforts to be extremely cautious. Infected patients are moved to an isolation situation where the rooms are cleaned more diligently, and their caregivers wear gowns and gloves that are disposed of when leaving the room, she said.

There are several reasons for the apparent rise in Candida auris cases. In January, Candida auris became a Texas notifiable condition, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Since then, more cases have been reported.

Now that it is reportable, there is more surveillance of it. And more invasive procedures and medical tourism have increased the chances of an infection like this to occur, Cervantes said.

There have also been some outbreaks of the fungus in COVID-19 specialty care units.

Cervantes said COVID-19 patients who end up needing long-term care or are put on ventilators have an increased risk of contracting the fungus. She said critical COVDI-19 patients are often placed in a prone position , are attached to invasive lines and may need invasive procedures. These factors put patients at a higher risk for having infections

“So, in that case, you’re going to see more Candida type infections,” Cervantes said.

The best way to stop transmission of the fungus it to “gown up,” “glove up,” and “wash your hands,” said Morvarid Rezaie, an internal medicine physician with TCMS.

“Individual public health and hospitals have to be vigilant ambassadors of best practice so we don’t continue to have environments that are going to produce these organisms,” Perl-DeLisle said.

The most common symptoms of the fungal infection are a fever and chills that don’t improve after antibiotic treatment, according to the CDC. Lab tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis.

8 References to ‘BE WATCHING or WATCHFUL.’ ‘8’ indicates that a new ‘era or epoch’ is arriving. Be it the rapture, the tribulation, the year of the Jews redemption or the year of the onset (2028) of the 1000 year millennial reign of Christ (2028-3028).

Matthew 24:42; Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13; Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35; Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning.

Luke 21:36; Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man

Luke 12:37-39; Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants. And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

 ‘Increasing Like Labor Pains.’ ‘Fearful Sights.’ ‘Perilous Times.’ ‘Men’s hearts failing with fear.’ Great Convergence of Signs.’ REDEMPTION IMMINENT.

In His Service,

Night Watchman

Paul Rolland

Night Watchman Ministries

Make Your Decision for Christ NOW!!!!!!! Time is Up!!!!!!!

Jesus Christ’s Offer of Salvation:

The ABCs of Salvation through Jesus Christ (the Lamb)

A. Admit/Acknowledge/Accept that you are sinner. Ask God’s forgiveness and repent of your sins.

. . . “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23).

. . . “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” (Romans 3:10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8).

B. Believe Jesus is Lord. Believe that Jesus Christ is who He claimed to be; that He was both fully God and fully man and that we are saved through His death, burial, and resurrection. Put your trust in Him as your only hope of salvation. Become a son or daughter of God by receiving Christ.

. . . “That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:15-17). For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (Romans 10:13).

C. Call upon His name, Confess with your heart and with your lips that Jesus is your Lord and Savior.

. . . “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10).

. . . “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” (John 1:8-10).

. . . “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (John 2:2).

. . . “In this was manifested the love of god toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.” (1 John 4:9, 14-15).

. . . “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8-10).

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

. . . “Jesus saith unto them, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6).

. . . “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.” (Romans 1:16).

. . . “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts: 4:12).

. . . “Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth for there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6).

. . . “For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).

. . . “But as many as received him, to them gave the power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” (John 1:12).

True Church / Bride of Christ Spared from God’s Wrath:

 Romans 5:8-10. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”

Romans 12:19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Romans 8:35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Jeremiah 30:7. Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

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