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Zika News in South Florida

Zika spread around the world

There is a lot of false marketing about The Zika Virus on Facebook and Youtube saying it is no big deal. These snappy videos saying “zika is no threat like the common cold.”

It is bad, and we are just seeing the tip of the iceberg.

Here is some quick research for you:

Originally discovered:

  • The original Zika discovered in the 40’s is not the same version of Zika in Brazil or the US, it has changed


  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Joint pain
  • Conjunctivitis (red eyes)
  • Symptoms of Zika are similar to other illnesses spread through mosquito bites, like dengue and chikungunya.


  • First Zika related death in US
  • 2nd Zika related death in US

Birth defects

  • CDC Concludes Zika Causes Microcephaly and Other Birth Defects (Wednesday, April 13, 2016)
  • Microcephaly caused by Zika
  • Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded, after careful review of existing evidence, that Zika virus is a cause of microcephaly and other severe fetal brain defects. In the report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the CDC authors describe a rigorous weighing of evidence using established scientific criteria.
  • Locations of birth defect in Brazil

Zika infections

  • Not just one isolated location in Brazil

Health threat

zika microcephaly cases brazil

GMO mosquitoes

  • Are used to “combat the mosquito population with Sterile males”
  • Fact: Male mosquitoes do not need a blood meal and do not bite, only the female mosquitoes bite in order to receive the blood meal before she lays her eggs.
  • The “GMO mosquitoes” are said to be a form of insect growth regulators, that when they mate with the regular female mosquitoes, the offspring do not turn into mature adults
  • “GMO Mosquitoes don’t kill other mosquitoes”
  • Thes Mosquito Control Districts can not 100% truthfully say only male mosquitoes are released because there have been documented cases that a small percentage of the mosquitoes that are released are female.
    • And the impact of these “GMO female mosquitoes” have yet to be discovered.
      • Number of micro cases this year
        • Suspected 3670
        • Confirmed 404

number of microcephaly cases brazil


Health threat

  • Does cause certain birth defects
  • No vaccine or medicine for zika
  • Transmitted:
  • By mosquito bites
  • Mother to child
  • Through sex
  • Blood transfusion
  • Lab exposure
  • Although more research is needed to determine if this damage has long-term biological implications or the potential to affect behavior, the findings suggest the possibility that the Zika virus, which has become widespread in Central and South America over the past eight months, may be more harmful than previously believed. The new findings were published in Cell Stem Cell on August 18.