Zika virus “scarier than thought” says US

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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36020165

The Zika virus is “scarier” than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted.

A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the virus, said Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And the mosquitoes that carry the virus could travel to more US states than previously thought, she said.

The current Zika outbreak began almost a year ago in Brazil.

It has been linked to thousands of birth defects in the Americas.

“Most of what we’ve learned is not reassuring,” said Dr Schuchat at White House briefing on Monday.

“Everything we know about this virus seems to be scarier than we initially thought.”

Earlier this year, US President Obama asked the US Congress for $1.8bn (£1.25bn) in emergency funding to combat the virus.

In the meantime it has been using money totalling $589m left over from the Ebola virus fund.

That was a temporary stopgap and inadequate to get the job done, said Dr Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health.

The US now needs more money to fight the mosquitoes and to fund better research into vaccines and treatments, he said.

“When the president asked for $1.9 billion, we needed $1.9 billion.”

Without want to be alarmist, he said there had been recent discoveries about how destructive Zika appeared to be to foetal brains.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/zika-virus-confirmed-rare-microcephaly-birth-defect-cdc/story?id=38370364

The Zika virus has been confirmed to cause a rare birth defect called microcephaly and other severe problems of the brain, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Health officials across the globe have suspected for months a link between the virus and the birth defect, characterized by an abnormally small head and brain. Officials said today the evidence is overwhelming that exposure to virus in utero causes the birth defect.

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden called the news a “turning point” in a fight against the virus that has continued to spread throughout the Americas.

“It is now clear that the virus causes microcephaly,” Frieden said. “We’ve now confirmed what mounting evidence has suggested, affirming our early guidance to pregnant women and their partners to take steps to avoid Zika infection and to health care professionals who are talking to patients every day. We are working to do everything possible to protect the American public.”

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roll up, roll up..roll up your sleeves..to protect you..

“It is now clear that the virus causes microcephaly,”

its clear!

only took them a few months to define this..thorough testing?

401

~ by seeker401 on April 15, 2016.

11 Responses to “Zika virus “scarier than thought” says US”

  1. Total B.S.

    • Zika another Rockefeller Foundation ‘program’.
      Transmission of ZIKV by artificially fed Ae. aegypti mosquitoes to mice and a monkey in a laboratory was reported in 1956.

      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819875/

      April 18, 1947, fever developed in a rhesus monkey that had been placed in a cage on a tree platform in the Zika Forest of Uganda. The monkey, Rhesus 766, was a sentinel animal in the Rockefeller Foundation’s program for research on jungle yellow fever. Two days later, Rhesus 766, still febrile, was brought to the Foundation’s laboratory at Entebbe and its serum was inoculated into mice.

      After 10 days all mice that were inoculated intracerebrally were sick, and a filterable transmissible agent, later named Zika virus, was isolated from the mouse brains. In early 1948, ZIKV was also isolated from Aedes africanus mosquitoes trapped in the same forest . Serologic studies indicated that humans could also be infected. Transmission of ZIKV by artificially fed Ae. aegypti mosquitoes to mice and a monkey in a laboratory was reported in 1956.

      ZIKV was isolated from humans in Nigeria during studies conducted in 1968 and during 1971–1975; in 1 study, 40% of the persons tested had neutralizing antibody to ZIKV .

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  3. Zika Virus, Microcephaly, Guillain-Barré, Genetically Modified Mosquitos and Potential Vaccine Damage

    I live only two hours from the epicenter of the Zika outbreak in Brazil where an epidemic of microcephaly is taking place. The situation is not what is being wildly reported. It has little or nothing to do with a mild virus called Zika any more than it has to do with the virus thought responsible for the common cold, though as we shall see scientists have been playing around with genetically modified mosquitoes in Brazil. Dr. Wallace Ransom says, “Only about one in five victims of the Zika virus actually suffers any effects at all.”

    The Zika virus is spread to people through aedes aegypti mosquito bites. Once contracted the illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. The most common symptoms of Zika virus are disease are a fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis.

    Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) said, “A causal link between Zika infection in pregnancy and microcephaly has not, and I must emphasize, has not been established.” Dr. Patricia Pestana Garcez, a neurodevelopment expert who studies microcephaly at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil also affirmed, “There is no direct evidence that the virus causes microcephaly.”

    http://drsircus.com/medicine/zika-virus-microcephaly-guillain-barre-genetically-modified-mosquitos-and-potential-vaccine-damage/

    • Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO) said, “A causal link between Zika infection in pregnancy and microcephaly has not, and I must emphasize, has not been established.” Dr. Patricia Pestana Garcez, a neurodevelopment expert who studies microcephaly at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil also affirmed, “There is no direct evidence that the virus causes microcephaly.”

      • Good on these women who will not be intimidated over this .
        But vaccinating women during pregnancy is known to cause damage
        of all sorts and to the baby’s brains .

  4. There used Lime colour for their last campaign.. they should use pink this time

  5. In south america pregnant women were forced to take vaccines for flu etc
    and microcephaly spiked after this. So what better way to hide vaccine effects on pregnant mothers by blaming it on the normally benign Zika virus

    Micro cephaly was common in SA and can be caused by pesticides and herbicides and starvation or unhealthy diet which millions of Brazilians are on .
    Strange how this all happens when bill gates is releasing his GM mosquitoes which can be used as a type of syringe .

    More money for the vaccinators and pesticides , herbicides and vaccines get off scot free – Zika (if it exists) is the bad boy .

  6. sure scary how new virulent viruses are plaguing humanity.

  7. in the US ?

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/cdc-3-babies-born-us-birth-defects-caused-172645396.html

    • The CDC is scarier than we can imagine.
      The Zika is the patsy to cover for forced vaccination of pregnant women and also for pesticides both which damage the fetus

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