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Old 12-02-2016, 12:59   #136
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

Martinique data 6 Feb.

3940 (all cases, not new cases)

It seems the number roughly doubles each week.

3940 cas cumulés de zika et 13 femmes enceintes infectées - martinique 1ère

Sexual transmission has been confirmed too.

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Old 12-02-2016, 13:06   #137
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

BTW the WHO has declared Zika a global Public Health Emergency, status given earlier to Swine Flu and Ebola outbreaks.

World Health Organisation declares Zika virus public health emergency | World news | The Guardian

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public...tional_Concern

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Old 12-02-2016, 13:30   #138
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

It does look as though Zika causing microcephaly, is stretching credibility a bit:

"Microcephaly cases in Brazil predate Zika virus outbreak, study says"

Microcephaly cases in Brazil predate Zika virus outbreak, study says - Health - CBC News

"Cases may have been under-reported before the arrival of the virus"

"Large numbers of babies with borderline normal head sizes were born in Brazil as far back as 2012, two years before the Zika virus is thought to have entered the country, say researchers searching for answers to urgent questions.

Pediatric cardiologist Dr. Sandra Mattos had been collecting data on 100,000 newborns in the Brazilian state of Paraiba as part of her work studying and treating congenital heart disease.

The microcephaly fears linked to the Zika virus drove her team to check back into hospital records for head circumferences of more than 1,600 babies born in the state in the last four years.

"We were very, very surprised," Mattos said. Babies with mild microcephaly were present in the population dating back to at least 2012.

Having a head slightly smaller than the limit doesn't mean there's neurological disease. "Borderline cases seem to be present all along," she said."
{more at the link}

Still taking nets, Deet 50, Permethrin treatment for nets, getting zappers, am going to take a clove of garlic every day, starting a week before I leave, and I'm going to drink Gin and Tonic (with 2 lumps of ice and a slice of lemon or lime).

I'm just not happy about being mosquito food, Zika or no Zika.
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Old 13-02-2016, 02:12   #139
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

Thinking about that report on research I posted above, it does seem to confirm something just as important as Zika not being responsible for microcephaly.

It would ALSO appear to rule out the alternative suggested cause - the vaccination programme.

It's looking reasonably to be (to me anyway) something else, and it appears to be specific to Brazil.

Whilst that may be more than alarming enough for the people of Brazil, along with those visiting, it might be a huge reassurance for the rest of the World (and maybe it can get started the rapid tracking down of the real cause of microcephaly there).
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Given that Cuba is a Communist country I am not sure we can rely on anything they publish.

Wow.

A fellow 'Murican I assume? TBTW- the person just a little to the right of you does not believe anything the US gov't publishes...
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

This is interesting, and food for thought:

Latin American Doctors Suggest Monsanto-Linked Larvicide Cause of Microcephaly, Not Zika Virus
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

Microcephaly: Zika virus DNA recovered from brain tissue of a foetus with microcephaly. New England Journal of Medicine
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

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Microcephaly: Zika virus DNA recovered from brain tissue of a foetus with microcephaly. New England Journal of Medicine
Basic truth: Correlation <> Causation.

This paper refers to one(!) reported case - again in Brazil.
How many cases of microcephaly have not shown the presence of Zika virus?
Given the rates of cases of microcephaly and zika in Brazil, what are the odds on not finding a case where both are present, even if there is no connection?

Why does this problem seem to be specific to Brazil?
What other common factors exist in the areas of increased rates microcephaly?
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Panic over chaps..
Seems its yet another gift from Monsanto.. according to tests etc coming from the Argentinian medical community..


Monsanto..
Working for the Benefit of WHO...?
according to Big Pharma...???
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Kinda reminds me of the GM Mosquito report in the Independent back in its first year as a newspaper.. 79/80..?
A report about scientists tinkering with mosquito's immune systems in the DRC that went wrong.. then silence.. 9mths later HIV bursts onto the scene.. its been around for centuries but un-identified.. Yeah.. Right...!!
Conspiracy Theory or Fact.. who really knows.. we've been lied to about so many things and experimented on without our consent for yonks by doctors, scientists and officialdom for so long... whats one more..??
Zika HOAX exposed by South American doctors: Brain deformations caused by larvicide chemical linked to Monsanto; GM mosquitoes a 'total failure' - NaturalNews.com
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS): Zika virus caused GBS in French Polynesia in 2013-14. See: The Lancet.
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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

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Martinique data 6 Feb.

3940 (all cases, not new cases)

It seems the number roughly doubles each week.

3940 cas cumulés de zika et 13 femmes enceintes infectées - martinique 1ère

Sexual transmission has been confirmed too.

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Martinique data 26 Feb.

7600+ (cumulative, not new cases)

Zika : plus de 7 600 cas en Martinique

A bit slower progress - doubled over a fortnight.

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Re: Warning to Families and Couples in Tropical Americas: Zika Spreading Fast.

guillian barre is also associated with flu virus and common cold.
virus are not good organisms.
neither is monsanto.
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guillian barre is also associated with flu virus and common cold.
virus are not good organisms.
neither is monsanto.
"neither is Monsanto" ahh eat some of that "golden rice" and all is well..
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Given that Cuba is a Communist country I am not sure we can rely on anything they publish.

Given that Monsanto is a oligarchic, socialist corporate welfare recipient of billions of dollars, and who has lobbied heavily for a near lack of regulatory supervision, well...

I'll take medical care in Cuba anytime.
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