First, the Plagues.
During the Sino-Japanese war from 1937 to 1945, the Japanese used biological warfare against the Chinese. These included plague fleas infected with Cholera and Anthrax. Typhus, a famous pandemic, is well documented during World War II, and was rampant throughout Europe during the war years.
Worldwide plagues, pandemics and disease has continued to the present day, and have in fact, increased. Information is incomplete for years prior to the establishment of the WHO and CDC.
Present day Plagues
Cases of reported pestilence Plagues and ongoing estimates as of this writing, including many that have continued in existence since 1945, and many more which have grown.
Plagues are described as:
1 a: a disastrous evil or affliction : CALAMITY
b : a destructively numerous influx such as a plague of locusts
2 a : an epidemic disease or pestilence causing a high rate of mortality
b : a virulent contagious febrile disease that is caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) and that occurs in bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic forms -- called also black death
Common Infectious Diseases Worldwide are documented at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC); The World Health Organization (WHO).
To give you an idea of the scope of this, it is reported that approximately half of all deaths caused by infectious diseases each year can be attributed to just three diseases: tuberculosis, malaria, and AIDS. These 3 diseases, together, cause over 300 million illnesses and more than 5 million deaths each year.
You can see that the other half of reported disease would bring the total to 600 million illnesses and 10 million deaths due to disease each year.
BUT there are much more reported disease cases according to the WHO, than the above data would lead you to believe.
Other large disease case groups include Dengue (50 Million), Hepatitis A (1.4 Million), Hepatitis B (2 Billion),HIV/AIDS (39.5 million),Leishmaniasis (spread by sand flies) (12 million), Malaria (500 million), Tuberculosis (1 Billion) and the rather lengthy list goes on. Here is a map map of diseases
Conservatively 50% of the world’s population, and on every continent are directly affected by infectious disease each year. Here is a link if you want more reading on this subject World pestilence
was well documented in Vietnam from 1944 to 1945 directly caused by the war.
Holland had famine imposed on it as the Nazi’s stole their food and deliberately starved the people. It is worthwhile to note that thousands of Canadian soldiers liberated Holland and relieved the famine before the end of the war in Europe.
But, Famine has continued unabated since World War II.
The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving.
You can read about World Hunger here. World Hunger data
Animal Attacks on Humans
The worst shark attack ever recorded took place from July 30th to August 5th 1945. During that week, sharks (including great whites, hammerheads, and tiger sharks) attacked and ate more then 750 of the US Naval officers and sailors that were stranded in the water after their ship, the USS Indianapolis was sunk while on a covert mission.
During the Battle of Ramree Island in Burma, on 19 February 1945, approximately 900 Japanese soldiers tried to escape capture through a mangrove swamp inhabited by salt-water crocodiles.
Only about 520 in total survived the night crossing. The Allied soldiers could hear the attacks during the night according to witness Bruce Wright, a British naturalist fighting with the Allies at that time. They later saw the vultures cleaning up the crocodiles’ leavings.
But, evidence of wide spread animal attacks exists today
Wild Animal Attacks
(Note: in 2008 there is not a centralized record found to consult. The data retrieved is therefore now dated)
Numbers of sources claim wild animal attacks are on the rise. One organization estimated in 2005, there were 27,120,147 wild animal attacks in 2004.
All across Africa, India and parts of Southeast Asia, from within and around whatever patches and corridors of their natural habitat remain, elephants have been striking out, destroying villages and crops, attacking and killing human beings. In fact, these attacks have become so commonplace that a new statistical category, known as Human-Elephant Conflict, or H.E.C., was created by elephant researchers in the mid-1990’s to monitor the problem
An annual average of 157 deaths from animal attacks occurred in the United States between 1979 and 1990. If you search the Web for evidence of animal attacks it is extensive, however, while it appears to be in the 10’s of millions, a single source of reference is not found as of this writing.
I must, by reason of the evidence presented, conclude that:
Seal 4 is open
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