Headline June 18, 2017/ ''' *IRE INVEIGH ICE* '''


THIS VERY LAST AUGUST   -in the remote corner of the Siberian Tundra, in the Arctic Circle,  a 12-year old boy died and about-

*20 people were hospitalised because of the  ''anthrax''*

Research suggests that some  75 years ago,  a  *reindeer*  infected with anthrax died and its carcass became trapped in the   permafrost and exposed the reindeer corpse-

''Releasing  anthrax  into  water and soil''.    

THE WORLD  at large   -as I am made to understand by Zilli,  is hooked on a TV show called   *The Hundred*,  which contemplates a distant future where most of- Mankind been wiped out by  Nuclear War. 

But then, the post apocalypse game is after all amongst most fascinating. Humanity loves to contemplate its own destruction, particularly while ensconced in the comforts of modernity.

The  Nuclear Disaster  scenario is only one of many such threads in the post-apocalypse genre. One of them is medical disaster.

Many of us were left scarred by I am Legend, for example, where a virus has wiped out most of humanity while turning those left into mutated nocturnal vampire-zombies.

While shivering deliciously at the predicament at the last man in  New York, many of us would have found ourselves thinking, ''Could it actually happened?''

NUCLEAR DISASTER MOST CERTAINLY  is a clear and present danger, but the stuff about a  medical crisis   -there's no chance that something will start a turning people into  flesh eating zombies, right?  Maybe.

But for a virus of some sort,  mutated bacteria  or bug, confidence proves difficult to summon up.  There  are several examples where pandemics have produced a natural, a wide scale cull of humanity.

The Black Death killed anywhere between  75 to 200  million  people in Eurasia. Other diseases that have caused death on a large scale include smallpox, cholera and tuberculosis.

Now, however, medical science appears to have everything well sorted out. 

Several diseases have been wiped out, such as smallpox  -deemed responsible for somewhere between  300 and 500 million deaths during the 20th century -which was declared eradicated in 2011.

The risks of exposure to others has been hugely shrunk on the global level, such as polio. 

And modern treatments and vaccinations mean that in general terms, the world currently has perhaps the healthiest population than ever before, all seven billion plus of it.  

But planet earth  has a way of evening the score with humanity whose activities have such  profoundly adverse consequences.

In recent years, researchers have started to worry about the possibility of ancient viruses and  bacteria springing back to life as climate change melts permafrost soils. 

As cited in a recent article on BBC Earth, the evidence is mounting and mounting.

The most alarming discovery is that the Scientists have discovered intact the Spanish flu virus  dating back in 1918 in corpses buried in mass graves in Alaska's Tundra.

Smallpox and  bubonic plague are highly likely to be buried in Siberia.

Without climate change ,  superficial permafrost  layers about  50cm deep melt every summer. But now,  in the  Arctic Circle, temperatures are rising about three times faster than in the rest of the world.

*GLOBAL WARMING* is gradually exposing older layers of permafrost, raising the  frightening possibility diseases from hundreds even thousands of years ago being resurrected-

Diseases that haven't been seen for so long that mankind would have no natural immunity to them, nor the benefits of research.

Permafrost is an excellent preserver of pf microbes and viruses, because it is cold and dark and there is no oxygen.

Bacteria meanwhile remains alive up to a million years.    

And then there are  two other chilling realities..............

The Honour and Serving of the latest  *Operational Research*   on Mankind and Nightmares continues. Thank Ya all for reading and sharing forward and see you on the following one:

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