In a startling revelation from historical data of stock market for the last 300 yrs. –it is found that major epidemic always erupted during severe stock market declines. Stock market declines are early warnings of increasing threats to public health. Few examples are :
BRAZIL : At present suffering from Zika epidemic & rating agency put Brazil under junk status recently.
RUSSIA : It’s Index RTSI is almost down 72% from its high in 2008. Currently HIV/AIDS has surged to record high in Russia.
USA : In 1981AIDS/HIV out broke in smaller magnitude which later turned out to be a major epidemic in 1986. Subsequently DOW reached 65% down than what it was in 1968.
A number of countries’ stock indexes resemble Brazil like situation at present, which suggests they have elevated susceptibility to infectious disease viz. dengue, chikungunya and the paralyzing nervous disorder, Guillain-Barre syndrome, cholera, Spanish flu, polio, HIV/AIDS, SARS, H1N1 flu , Ebola etc.