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originally posted by: Uphill
An American neurology study of confirmed Zika cases in adults has identified two neurological diseases as well as eye disease developing in some of those adult patients during the course of their illness. That finding suggests new risks of Zika for adults, in addition to the severe birth defects suffered by the newborn children of those who became ill with Zika while pregnant:
More study has to be done before it can be said why the human central nervous system (and now the eye) is so vulnerable to Zika.
It seems unlikely to me that mere coincidence explains why first AIDS and now Zika arose in West Africa in the first decade of atmospheric nuclear weapons testing in the 20th century. West Africa got an inordinate amount of fallout from those nuclear tests because of its routine heavy rainfall, since West Africa is a rain forest. Linus Pauling, MD, and a number of other researchers did predict the eventual rise of recessive genetic diseases as a result of increased fallout exposure to ionizing radiation.
originally posted by: Gothmog
a reply to: Uphill
You were doing good right up till that last paragraph . Radiation doesnt mutate viruses that quickly. And most times it actually sterilizes them, They can not reproduce.
Zika and AIDS are not recessive genetic malfunctions .
Ah the benefits of globalization.........more and more diseases and plagues being transferred out of the crap hole third world to the first world countries. This really doesn't seem capable of ending well.