Zika virus epidemic: What you should know

There is a new epidemic, a disease that no one has ever heard of, which may cause a terrible birth defect that few people have heard of. Nevertheless, this new disease quickly has become a health emergency on a par with Ebola, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The disease is caused by the Zika virus — a mosquito-borne disease that, like Ebola, originated in Africa, but is rapidly spreading in Latin America.

Active Zika transmission areas

Symptoms

4 out of 5 people who are infected won’t even have symptoms. Others have only mild flu-like symptoms — a rash, fever, joint pain, and red eyes — which last several days to a week. But in 1 of 5 cases, Zika virus infection can lead to:

  1. Guillain–Barré syndrome, that causes temporary or permanent nerve and muscle damage.
  2. Microcephaly birth defect: babies born with abnormally small heads, who may be severely disabled, both physical and mental, as well as a shorter life span.

Why World Health Organization is concerned

Public health officials are concerned about the fast-spreading Zika virus. WHO director-general Margaret Chan, MD, said, “The level of alarm is extremely high” for four reasons:

  1. The virus has been tied to severe birth defects, such as brain damage, in babies of infected women.
  2. The yellow-fever (or Aedes) mosquito that carries the virus is found in nearly every country in North and South America except Canada and Chile.
  3. People in these countries have never been exposed to the virus before, so there’s very little natural immunity to the virus in the general population.
  4. There is no vaccine that can prevent the infection, very few tests available to detect it, and no treatments for it.

WHO says the virus is spreading “explosively” in the Americas. Assistant director-general Bruce Aylward, MD, expects there will be 3 million to 4 million Zika infections in the Americas over the next 12 months.

Zika in the U.S.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 31 people in the United States ( in 11 states and D.C.) are infected by the Zika virus. All had recently returned from travel in Zika-infected places.

At present, there are no signs that mosquitos in the continental U.S. have the virus. But officials expect local spread of the virus will eventually happen in the U.S., probably in areas that have also seen locally passed dengue fever infections, like the southern tips of Florida and Texas. Dengue is carried by the same species of mosquito that also carries the Zika virus.

Even if Zika does take root in the U.S., we are told it’s not likely to cause widespread misery the way it has in Brazil, in part because Americans use air conditioners and screens on their windows and doors.

Warning for pregnant women

The CDC has issued a travel warning for women who are pregnant or want to become pregnant covering 24 nations and territories in Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Pregnant women are advised to postpone traveling to Zika-infected regions. Those who must travel or live in an affected area are urged to undertake protection against mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and long pants, and using a mosquito repellent like DEET, which is safe to use during pregnancy.

ZIKA virus can be transmitted through sex

Alarmingly, the CDC just confirmed a first case of the Zika virus that was transmitted by sexual contact in Dallas County.

The patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with an ill individual who returned from a country where Zika virus is present.

Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) director Zachary Thompson said that “Zika virus can be transmitted through sex” and counsels the use of condoms or abstinence as the best prevention method against Zika and any sexually-transmitted infections.

Zika virus mosquito is genetically modified?

A clinical psychologist named Kathy J. Forti claims that the Zika virus, which has been detected in 18 of the 26 states in Brazil, is transmitted by the genetically-modified Aedes mosquito, developed by the British biotech company Oxitec to battle dengue fever.

Since 2011, Oxitec has been producing 2 million genetically-modified mosquitoes a week in its factory in Campinas, Brazil.

Oxitec is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, also called yellow fever mosquito, is the world’s most dominant variety of mosquito that is commonly found throughout the subtropical and tropical Americas. The only two countries in the Americas that don’t have this mosquito are Chile and Canada.

A vaccine, not Zika virus, causes Brazil’s microcephalic babies?

Since late October, Brazil has seen more than 4,000 cases of microcephaly, 6 cases of which have been definitely linked to Zika, leaving the cause of the other cases still under investigation.

microcephaly

Dr. Forti maintains that it is the Tdap vaccine, not the Zika virus, that causes microcephaly birth defects in Brazil, because:

  • Only a small number of Brazilian babies with birth defects who died, had the Zika virus in their brain or in the mother’s placenta. This means a large number of the babies who died had no Zika virus in their brain.
  • Zika has been around since before 1948 and has never been known to cause birth defects and/or death.
  • Brazilian mothers who gave birth to microcephalic babies had received a newly-formulated untested vaccine, Tdap, when they were pregnant because in late 2014, the Brazilian government made it mandatory for all expectant mothers to get a Tdap shot.
  • The Tdap shot, which combines the Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (whooping-cough) vaccines into a single jab, has never been proven safe for use during pregnancy, but is classified by the FDA as a Class C drug, which means it is NOT safe during pregnancy. And yet, in 2011, the CDC saw fit to recommend pregnant women receive the Tdap shot at 20 weeks gestation.

In 2015, the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program received a $307,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the immune responses of pregnant women who had received the Tdap vaccine.

Sources: CDCWebMD, ABC13; Trifinity8

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

In a speech at the 2010 TED conference, Bill Gates made a Freudian slip that belies the philanthropic purpose of his Foundation’s push for vaccines. In his speech, Gates was on the subject of how to reduce global warming by lowering the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) from Earth’s atmosphere, that a major way to do that is to reduce the world’s population. Beginning at the 1:03 mark in the video below, Gates said:

“The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a REALLY great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health service, we could lower that by perhaps 10 to 15 percent.”

 

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~Eowyn

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16 responses to “Zika virus epidemic: What you should know

  1. We just had the first Zika baby born here, the mother had been to Brazil. Dengue had been prevalent for months.
    Funny how Bill Gates and his vaccine support comes into the equation, yet again. I can’t forget his comment he made awhile back about population control, and vaccines.

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    • Glenn47 . . . yes it is most peculiar that for all the money he throws at problems, somehow the problems just get bigger and bigger. It is beyond gross that because he has all the money in the world he can grind on poor, uneducated populations of people who just go along with what their government demands of them . . . leaving them infertile, or bearing children who are horrible maimed. The level of nausea I am feeling right now is slowly turning to anger . . .

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  2. Glenn-as usual you’re right on the money. As soon as I saw the Gates Foundation tied to this,I immediately thought of their comments regarding population control,and their widespread involvement with vaccinating everyone in 3rd World Countries. Hey-if it looks like a duck and walks like a duck and quacks like a duck,we can safely bet it’s a duck,and THIS sure smells like a duck to me.

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  3. what a coincidence that more than a year ago, bill gates’ company oxitec wanted to release GMO mosquitoes in florida but due to a huge backlash, apparently decided to release GMO mosquitoes in brazil (as they make their way north to the us): http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-gmo-mosquitoes-florida-keys-20150125-story.html
    Around the same time as the GMO mosquito debacle in the US, the brazilian government mandated the TDaP shot for pregnant women while releasing GMO mosquitoes as well.
    2015 was not a good year for poor and pregnant women in brazil.
    all of this sounds like a new way to use fear to push birth control (population control), usher in a new TDaP vaccine using pregnant women as guinea pigs and blaming the effects from the vaccine on the virus, and push a new vaccine for a benign virus, and GMO mosquitoes are on their way here anyways…..good ole bill gates is at it again

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  4. Bill Gates is a EUGENIC MONSTER who should hang for his crimes. He led a polio vaccine campaign in India which killed or paralyzed some 67,000 people. (My late father contracted polio the summer before the first vaccine was discovered.) He has stated his intent to have vaccines developed that will lead to sterilization. He is a MORAL CRETIN.
    Mosquitoes have killed more people than all other animals COMBINED. (St. Maria Goretti’s father died from malaria spread by a mosquito).

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  5. Sort of leaves one with a whiff of AIDS……….African origins, sexually transmitted…….no vaccines, no cures……no that’s just silly.

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  6. Dear Dr. Eowyn,
    I believe you have forgotten to mention the most interesting detail of all: The Brazilian government is trying, by all means, to pass legislation legalizing abortion. Surprise, surprise… Sadly (for the government), the law was not receiving enough public support and then suddenly a new disease appears… There is nothing suspicious here!!! Right?!

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  7. There are signs that it is also an STD, hence, borne by human beings as well.

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  8. Zika is a well organized psyop. Check out Jon Rappaports work on it;
    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/category/zika/

    One other tidbit. It goes a little further back than the Gates Foundation…
    http://www.lgcstandards-atcc.org/products/all/VR-84.aspx?geo_country=es#history

    Some are saying the above is proof that the Rockefeller Foundation holds the patent on it. Not convinced at this point.

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  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this significant post. We pray that this health problem does not spread in our country or throughout the world. How horrible!

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