In the “Cycle of War” report, we mentioned in passing our models on plagues. We reported that this cycle nearly matched the war cycle coming in at 25.15 years. Unfortunately, this has turned up also in 2014. We warned that the Ebola virus was in a bullish trend and should reach a major event in 2019. Interestingly enough, the places with the least impact should be New Zealand and Scotland.
We certainly seem due for a pandemic, which likely will occur between 2017 and 2020 thanks to the abuse of antibiotics. There has been an evolution in disease and superbugs are emerging. Now there is Zika, the mosquito-borne virus sweeping Latin America and impacting 22 countries. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a level two travel warning for Central America, the Caribbean, South America, Puerto Rico, and Mexico.
Only one in five people affected with Zika will become ill, and many remain unaware that they carry the virus. The disease appears as a mild case of the flu with headaches, muscle and joint pain, mild fever, and a rash. However, the virus holds serious implications for pregnant women as it can transfer to the unborn child and cause serious, life-threatening, developmental issues. Governments are warning women not to get pregnant as there is no known treatment for the Zika virus.
The virus is spreading rapidly and scientists are trying to determine whether the disease can be transmitted sexually as well. In fact, Zika is spreading so rapidly that 20 travel-based cases have already appeared in the U.S. One such case appeared right here inNew Jersey when a woman visiting from Colombia fell ill.
We are in a very strong upward cycle for disease. This will get worse as we enter the 2017 to 2020 time-frame.