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Brazil declares emergency due to Zika Virus outbreak

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posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 10:37 PM
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This is a relatively newly discovered virus and guess what, there is no cure. It mainly causes children to be borned without a brain, i.e microcephaly. Its mosquito borned and has caused 2400 birth defects in Brazil. Truth be told, I have never heard about this disease. I must say, I am a bit concerned about a new disease amongst us.


The pathogen, known as Zika and first discovered in forest monkeys in Africa over 70 years ago, is the new West Nile -- a virus that causes mild symptoms in most but can lead to serious neurological complications or even death in others. Brazil's health ministry said on Nov. 28 that it had found the Zika virus in a baby with microcephaly — a rare condition in which infants are born with shrunken skulls — during an autopsy after the child died. The virus was also found in the amniotic fluid of two mothers whose babies had the condition.



The situation in Brazil is so overwhelming that Angela Rocha, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist in Pernambuco, one of the hardest hit states, said in an interview with CNN that women may want to hold off on getting pregnant.


Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies are born with brain damage


Brazilian Couples Urged To Hold Off Pregnancies Due To Microcephaly Surge, Suspected Zika Virus Outbreak

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posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 10:39 PM
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Break out the DDT. It will kill those blood sucking bastards!




posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 10:48 PM
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Wonder if this virus was 'designed' to stop people from breeding.
Definitely a virus that can be used for population control.

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posted on Dec, 23 2015 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: TheProphetMark
Wonder if this virus was 'designed' to stop people from breeding.
Definitely a virus that can be used for population control.


I doubt it, this virus was first discovered in 1940s.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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Man, all the death and gore lately. Where are the good threads about asteroids or comets hitting the earth or the end of the world coming in May. At least nobody usually ever dies in those threads. Prepping threads are better than death threads.
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posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:09 AM
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Feel free to go write one.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:15 AM
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Weren't genetically modified mosquitos released in Brazil not to terribly long ago?



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:18 AM
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www.popsci.com...
Yes, yes they were.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:25 AM
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originally posted by: concerned190
Weren't genetically modified mosquitos released in Brazil not to terribly long ago?


This virus can live in non GM mosquitoes as well. I doubt there is any connections.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 12:43 AM
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Well that is defitnately interesting. One thing I am glad about living in a state that is wet and cold most the time don't really need to deal with mesquitoes. Is a bit odd for it to pop up suddenly after years of being rather dormant still reading on it. Though a lot of things have been known to pop up suddenly due to climate change and such. Cool topic.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 04:27 AM
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Is this a cousin to dengue fever? We're currently dealing with a dengue fever outbreak.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: TheProphetMark

Exactly what I was thinking. ... Biological warfare.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 05:13 AM
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originally posted by: ckhk3
Is this a cousin to dengue fever? We're currently dealing with a dengue fever outbreak.


Both are viral and carried by mosquitoes. But the difference is in the particular breed of mosquito. Its different for both.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 07:54 AM
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originally posted by: TheProphetMark
Wonder if this virus was 'designed' to stop people from breeding.
Definitely a virus that can be used for population control.


It may have been around since 1947, but has it been deliberately spread to achieve "population control"?

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so how did they get to travel thousands of miles. It would have had to been transported by ship or some other kind of produce.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 08:14 AM
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I lived in Minnesota, the land of a thousand lakes. It doesn't get much colder than there.

Many in Minnesota will tell you the mosquito is the State bird.




posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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Doesn't get much colder than there.
Oh, except the entire god damn country north of it.
Minnesota cold is pathetic!
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posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 11:06 AM
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I was pathetic.

I moved there from Florida. My little one kept asking me why the sun never shined in Minnesota. I told her, of course the sun shines in Minnesota, how else can you tell when it is daytime.

She said it doesn't shine like daytime in Florida. In Florida the sun says it is time to get up, in Minnesota the sun says it is time to go to bed.

She was four and it was my fault because we started our bedtime preparations around 6:30 pm. That's how long if took me to get my 2 year old and my 4 year old to bed by 8:00 pm.

It was plenty cold enough for me. I guess I won't be doing any long winters any further north of good old Minnesota.

By the way, I know that Minot, North Dakota used to be considered a remote assignment by the Air Force, because if was so darn cold. Don't know much about the mosquitoes there though. I just know the cold didn't keep the mosquitoes at bay much in Minnesota.



posted on Dec, 24 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell

originally posted by: TheProphetMark
Wonder if this virus was 'designed' to stop people from breeding.
Definitely a virus that can be used for population control.


It may have been around since 1947, but has it been deliberately spread to achieve "population control"?

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so how did they get to travel thousands of miles. It would have had to been transported by ship or some other kind of produce.


All you need is one person infected with the pathogen to fly over to Brazil and get bit by the proper mosquito and viola! You have a new infection pool. It really isn't that complicated these days.

Aside from the very real worry of how they are going to contain this.

What are the implications as we have hundreds of foreigners descending on Brazil this summer for the Olympics?

All it takes is for the wrong mosquito to bite someone on each end of their trip for this virus to move into other countries of the world.



posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 11:09 PM
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This person thinks there is a connection between the virus and gmo mosquitos. birdflu666.wordpress.com...



The carrier of the Zika virus, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, was genetically modified by the British company Oxitec, which has received funding from Bill Gates.

The larvae of genetically modified mosquitoes are supposed to die at the late larvae or early pupae stage unless they are exposed to the antibiotic tetracycline when they have increased survivorship.

Scientists at the Insitut Pasteur in Paris discovered that genetically modified mosquitoes fed on cat food consisting of factory reared chickens fed large amounts of the antibiotic tetracycline had an increased survival rate.



posted on Jan, 3 2016 @ 11:19 PM
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A VERY interesting pdf on gmo mosquitos
Oxitec's Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: A ... - GeneWatch UK
Its a link to a pdf and I don't know how to do it.
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