Zika virus – worth worrying about?
What’s with the Zika virus? Should we be concerned about it?
The Zika virus is nothing new. It was identified in the 1940s. It causes no symptoms in 80% of people with it and minor symptoms in nearly everyone else. It was never known to cause serious health problems such as microcephaly and other defects.
Freaking out pregnant women – and lots of others
“Oh my, I was bitten by a mosquito. Will my baby will be born with birth defects? What can I do? Should I get an abortion?”
Bad science is making pregnant women (and a lot of other people) incredibly nervous.
The fact is that previous epidemics of the Zika virus was never been linked to microcephaly and fetal malformations. Also – even though Zika-carrying mosquitoes spread across Brazil and infected untold millions of people, those infections never translated into neurodevelopmental birth defects (such as shrunken brains).
The “Explosion” that Didn’t Happen
A recent article in the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail:
Brazil’s Ministry of Health has launched an investigation into the cluster of babies born with brain defects linked to the Zika virus, after an expected “explosion” of cases across the country did not occur.
The bulk of the cases of congenital Zika syndrome – fetal brain defects that sometimes cause microcephaly, or abnormally small skulls – remain clustered in the northeast region of the country.
Fatima Marinho, coordinator of epidemiological analysis and information at the ministry said:
But we didn’t find this in other states – even the [adjacent] states didn’t see the same situation…. We were preparing for an explosion and it didn’t come…So we started to think that in this central area maybe more than Zika is causing this intensity and severity.” (4)
So what’s causing microcephaly (small heads, fetal brain defect)?
The northeast region of Brazil where the deformed babies were born had been, for the prior 18 months, heavily sprayed with pyroproxyfen a chemical larvicide by planes and even added to the drinking water. This larvicide produces malformations in mosquitoes. (5)
A physician group from the area observed that Zika is apparently a red herring, a non-cause of feta damage:
Previous Zika epidemics did not cause birth defects in newborns, despite infecting 75% of the population in those countries. Also, in other countries such as Colombia there are no records of microcephaly; however, there are plenty of Zika cases. (6)
Speaking about toxins and microcephaly
This is not the first report linking toxins to microcephaly. A report published by the US government showed that vaccine toxins could also affect the brains of newborns. (7)
And the beat goes on
In Miami DIBROM is being sprayed to kill Zika carrying mosquitos. It has been linked to sickness and death. It’s ‘inert’ ingredients can cause thyroid dysfunction and birth defects, mental illness, hearing and kidney damage and may be carcinogenic.
Let’s hope we can survive the treatment because it is far worse than the “disease.”
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