Originally posted on Bring Bread:
“…for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:28
Years ago, while living in South Asia, I was bitten by an infected mosquito and contracted a form of haemorrhagic fever. I remember vividly the day the virus grabbed hold. One minute I was cleaning my room, the next minute I collapsed. I didn’t feel it coming on, no warning, nothing. Extremely ill, days blurred into weeks, but I remember coming out of a fog just long enough to ask where they’d put my body.
Knowing that little bit of my history, you’ll understand why I’ve been paying especially close attention to the Ebola outbreak. Although different from the virus I had, Ebola is also haemorrhagic. According to the CDC, “Viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHFs) refer to a group of illnesses that are caused by several distinct families of viruses…
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