Friday, April 29, 2016

Brazil Nears 100,000 Zika Cases Less Than 100 Days from Olympics

by FRANCES MARTEL 29 Apr 2016

The Folha notes that the host city for the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, leads the number of documented Zika cases with 25,930 so far. As Zika is known to spread in two ways – through mosquito bites and by sexual transmission – tourists planning to travel to Rio for the Olympic Games are being warned to wear long-sleeved clothes and engage only in protected sex to avoid Zika.

A study published recently estimates that up to two billion people worldwide are at risk for contracting Zika.

Doctors are beginning to see even more advanced deterioration in new cases of Zika infants, however. The Wall Street Journal reports that doctors have found not only a small head, but undeveloped brains carrying water where vital brain structures that control vision and basic thought should be.

“These aren’t just microcephaly, like a slightly small head. The brain structure is very abnormal,” Jeanne Sheffield, director of maternal-fetal medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told the newspaper. 

My decoding work on Zika..

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  1. I can't find the references right now, but so far most (all?) cases of microcephaly seem to be in Brazil, where they a treating the drinking water with a new Monsanto anti mosquito chemical. One place I remember was a story on InfoWars.

  2. Thanks I'll look into it. Something funny going on with this for sure.