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The Zika virus outbreak currently gripping the Americas could have been sparked by the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in 2012, critics say. The insects were engineered by biotechnology experts to combat the spread of dengue fever and other diseases and released into the general population of Brazil in 2012.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito sub-species that carries both the Zika virus and dengue was the type targeted with genetically modified mosquitoes. The aim was to release only male Aedes mosquitoes into the wild and they would in turn produce offspring with their virus carrying female counterparts. This offspring would then die off before breeding again due to the GM coding in their genes.
We are being played Martin wrote: What is going on? The mainstream media are whipping us into a hysterical frenzy over a virus that nobody had even heard of, until just a few days ago.
We are told that tens of thousands have â€œfallen ill,â€ that the virus has spread to dozens of countries, that pharmaceutical houses are â€œrushingâ€ to develop a vaccine, that WHO is on the verge of declaring an international emergency. Please note one glaring omission â€“ we are not being told anything about Zika virus disease.
Doesn't this strike you as strange? So I decided to visit the CDC Web site, and this is what I found: Symptoms. About 1 in 5 people infected with Zika virus become ill (i.e., develop Zika). The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or ... Zika virus disease is no big deal. You'd be sicker with a common head cold.
We're being played, folks “ we're being scammed.
The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, or conjunctivitis (red eyes). Other common symptoms include muscle pain and headache.