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The Deadly Dozen Diseases

Posted by edro on October 8, 2008

The “Deadly Dozen” Fits into the Collapse Jigsaw!

WCS has identified 12 deadly pathogens that could spread into new regions aided by climate change

A report by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), released on October 7, lists 12 deadly pathogens that could spread globally as a result of climate change affecting the wildlife, which could then jump species barrier to infect and spread among humans. (Source)

The deadly diseases are:

  • Avian influenza
  • Babesia
  • Cholera
  • Ebola
  • Intestinal and external parasites
  • Lyme disease
  • Plague
  • Red tides
  • Rift Valley fever
  • Sleeping sickness (trypanosomiasis)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Yellow fever

The Dynamics of Collapse

Three major causes of global collapse triggered by the first wave of the world’s collapsing cities, which were previously listed in EDRO’s Dynamics of Collapse, include the “deadly dozen” diseases in the WCS list:

  • Spread of pandemic diseases
  • Foodborne, waterborne, airborne and insectborne infectious diseases (viral, bacterial, parasitic, fungal, prion)
  • Epidemics of plant and animal diseases

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