Zika_Virus

Future Centre Trust Raises Alarm About ZIKA and ILLEGAL DUMPING

Prepared by Dr Tara A. Inniss, PhD (UWI) MSD (UNSW) BA (York)

futuretrustEnvironmental NGO, the Future Centre Trust (FCT) is concerned about the number of reports of littering and illegal dumping in Barbados. The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has warned regional Governments about the threat the most recent mosquito-borne infection, the Zika Virus poses to the region. Vector-borne illnesses, such as the Zika virus, can have potentially serious health implications for Barbadians and visitors, especially pregnant women. With a number of travel advisories in place, it is also likely to have a negative impact the island’s fragile tourism-based economy.

The FCT remains vigilant about the incidences of improper waste disposal in the island and illegal dumping, with some areas becoming breeding grounds for mosquitoes and rats.

Last week, FCT volunteers documented over 20 illegal dumpsites in St. Michael alone; mostly in the environmentally sensitive Zone 1 Belle Water Catchment Area as well as the populated corridors of Bridgetown. Using the mobile app Trashout.me, volunteers recorded photos and locations of dumpsites. Volunteers found over 10 large discarded appliances in the Belle and over 40 tyres — all harboring water from recent rains.

The FCT urges waste haulers and their clients to work together to ensure a clean, safe and healthy environment for all Barbadians and visitors. The FCT also asks that residents and businesses play their role in reducing waste, finding ways to reuse items before disposing waste and recycling where available. Householders and business owners should also keep their surroundings clean. The environmental organization is also requesting that persons utilize the Trashout.me app to help the FCT and hopefully, policymakers, to monitor sites and prioritize clean ups.

The FCT believes that it is incumbent on the Government of Barbados to provide adequate, affordable, sustainable community-based solutions for waste disposal including the 3Rs — Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. It also urges Government to increase the monitoring and enforcement of littering and illegal dumping in the island. Current policy direction is proving to be woefully inadequate to deal with the pressures being placed on our economy and environment. Barbados needs an urgent, comprehensive public education programme about safe and sustainable waste disposal.

The Ministries responsible for Health, Environment and Water Resources should re-assess current public health and sanitation policies in the light of recent epidemics and consider how they can work with citizens, the NGO community and the private sector to ensure a clean, healthy, safe environment for all.

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73 Comments on “Future Centre Trust Raises Alarm About ZIKA and ILLEGAL DUMPING”

  1. caribbeantradelaw January 28, 2016 at 8:40 PM #

    @David, thanks for sharing this! Very informative and I applaud the FCT’s initiative in helping to identify the dump sites through their mobile app and on offering solutions. Let’s hope the authorities will act on these recommendations. I will check out the mobile app.

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  2. Exclaimer January 28, 2016 at 9:16 PM #

    ” Rat poison sales soar as Nigeria fears spread of Lassa fever

    At least 76 people across 17 Nigerian states have died in the latest outbreak of the haemorrhagic virus, which is endemic in rats in west Africa ”

    …………….Killing rats may be one solution to the problem but effective waste disposal has long been a major problem in Nigeria’s big cities.

    “Everywhere you turn you see heaps of refuse which provides a breeding ground for rats,” said Idris Musa, a community health worker in Kano. “Rats breed fast and it is very difficult to beat rats’ breeding rate with rodenticide.”

    In 2007, Kano was producing 2,000 tonnes of rubbish every day but refuse collectors could only clear 800 tonnes, according to the city’s refuse disposal agency.

    http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/jan/25/rat-poison-sales-soar-as-nigeria-fears-spread-of-lassa-fever

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  3. ac January 28, 2016 at 9:18 PM #

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  4. Colonel Buggy January 28, 2016 at 10:22 PM #

    We saw all of this coming like a big breadfruit. We sat back and did sod all. And now that the shit is right on our doorsteps ,we are not so cocky in calling those who brought this dirtiness to light ages ago , ‘Garbage Policemen.” I tell ya!

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  5. Well Well & Consequences January 28, 2016 at 10:54 PM #

    AC…I lived in the US when West Nile was killing people, never once got the virus, both infections I had were in Caribbean islands…..the next problem will come from those big fat rats I heard are starting to take on the sizes of the subway rats found in NYC.

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  6. Shaft January 29, 2016 at 3:35 AM #

    Nature seems to be reclaiming its position..! This mainly because we’re unable to manage our waste disposal property! Not suprising the problems are occurring in the inner cities… Once again the poorest in our societies are experiencing the issues! “Well well” is quite right..! Wake up Governments of the Caribbean!

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  7. Shaft January 29, 2016 at 3:48 AM #

    Dr Inniss, is it really necessary to highlight those initials after your name..? It must be a Caribbean thing..!

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  8. greenmule January 29, 2016 at 7:56 AM #

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    Post: #1BIOWEAPON! Zika Virus Is Being Spread by GMO Mosquitoes Funded by Gates!
    BIOWEAPON! Zika Virus Is Being Spread by GMO Mosquitoes Funded by Gates!

    Published on Jan 27, 2016

    The recent outbreak of Zika virus in Brazil could be linked to the release into the wild of genetically modified mosquitoes in recent field trials in Brazil funded by the Bill and Gates Foundation, it has emerged.

    https://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2…zil-trial/

    http://www.healthmap.org/site/diseasedai…azil-12715

    The Zika virus, which has been detected in 18 of the 26 states in Brazil, is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. A generically modified version has been developed by a British biotech company called Oxitec.

    The results of a trial in Brazil published this summer involved genetically engineered mosquitoes that allegedly fight the spread of dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika virus.

    But scientists have warned the study had too few controls in place to ensure that the mosquitoes released into the wild did not end up spreading dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya, and zika virus.

    In short, these genetically modified mosquitoes could be the cause of the Zika virus outbreak in Brazil and other parts of South and Central America.

    “If these mosquitoes are completely safe, then why the hush-hush?” says Gurmit Singh, chair of the Centre for Environment, Technology and Development in Malaysia, another country slated for an Oxitec field trial.

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2010/11/g…ed-project

    Oxford Insect Technologies, a British biotech company, has developed the insect with funds from the Bill and Gates foundation. It conducted the first outdoor trials with transgenic Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the Caribbean island of Grand Cayman in autumn 2009.

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  9. Well Well & Consequences January 29, 2016 at 11:51 AM #

    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/zika-virus-vaccine-ready-2016-article-1.2513502

    ZIKA VIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    A total of six people in New York State have contracted the virus overseas. The three others hail from Nassau, Orange and Monroe counties, officials said. The disease, which is believed to cause newborns to have unusually small heads and abnormal brain development, poses a special risk to pregnant women.

    WHO says there is an “extremely high” level of alarm that the virus could be causing a surge in babies being born with abnormally small heads in Brazil.
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    In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases of Zika in Brazil, the virus may lead to abnormally small heads in infants.
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    In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases of Zika in Brazil, the virus may lead to abnormally small heads in infants.
    The Centers for Disease Control is advising pregnant women to avoid traveling to roughly two dozen destinations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

    THREE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK TEST POSITIVE FOR ZIKA

    World Health Organization officials arrive at an information session on the Zika virus in Geneva on Thursday.
    DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS
    World Health Organization officials arrive at an information session on the Zika virus in Geneva on Thursday.
    But most people who contract the disease don’t require hospitalization.

    The new city tally was released as international health officials warned that up to 4 million people across the Americas could be infected with the Zika virus over the next year.

    According to the head of the World Health Organization on Jan. 28, 2016, the deadly Zika virus is now “spreading explosively” in the Americas. It’s been estimated that between 3 to 4 million infections have occurred in the region over a 12-month period and is only growing. Here, a health ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against the virus in Managua, Nicaragua.Carmen Chicas Mejia, 82, covers her mouth and nose while city workers fumigate her home to combat the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, at the San Judas Community in San Salvador, El Salvador on Jan. 26, 2016. Worries about the rapid spread of Zika through the hemisphere has prompted officials in El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil to suggest women stop getting pregnant until the crisis has passed.One of the terrible effects of the Zika virus has been found to cause birth defects in newborns called microcephaly, where the head is abnormally small and associated with decresed brain development. Here, Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden, the neuro-pediatrician who first recognized and alerted authorities over the microcephaly crisis in Brazil, measures the head of a 2-month-old baby with microcephaly in Recife, Brazil. The baby’s mother was diagnosed with having the Zika virus during her pregnancy.In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. At least twelve cases in the United States have now been confirmed by the CDC. Here, patients suffering from the Guillain-Barre syndrome, likely caused by the Zika virus, recover in the neurology ward of the Rosales National Hospital in San Salvador on Jan. 27, 2016.VIEW GALLERY
    Fears mount as Zika virus spreads rapidly in Americas
    World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan said the virus is “spreading explosively.”

    “The level of alarm is extremely high,” Chan said.

    “Arrival of the virus in some cases has been associated with a steep increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads.”

    “The possible links, only recently suspected, have rapidly changed the risk profile of Zika from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions,” Chan added.

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  10. Well Well & Consequences January 29, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    Zika virus vaccine could be ready for emergency use before end of 2016
    REUTERS Friday, January 29, 2016, 7:47 AM A A A
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    A vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects in thousands of infants, could be ready for emergency use before year-end, one of its lead developers said on Thursday, a timetable well ahead of estimates by U.S. officials.

    Canadian scientist Gary Kobinger, part of a consortium working on the vaccine, told Reuters in an interview that the first stage of testing on humans could begin as early as August. If successful, that may allow the vaccine to be used during a public health emergency, in October or November.

    “The first thing is to be ready for the worst,” Kobinger, who helped develop a trial vaccine that was successful in fighting Ebola in Guinea, said. “This vaccine is easy to produce. It could be cranked to very high levels in a really short time.” He did not say when it could be widely available.

    Jaqueline Vieir (left) watches as her 3-month-old son Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy in Recife, Brazil, on Thursday. Brazilian officials still say they believe there’s a sharp increase in cases of microcephaly and strongly suspect the Zika virus, which first appeared in the country last year, is to blame.
    FELIPE DANA/AP
    Jaqueline Vieir (left) watches as her 3-month-old son Daniel, who was born with microcephaly, undergoes physical therapy in Recife, Brazil, on Thursday. Brazilian officials still say they believe there’s a sharp increase in cases of microcephaly and strongly suspect the Zika virus, which first appeared in the country last year, is to blame.
    3RD CASE OF ZIKA VIRUS CONFIRMED IN NEW YORK CITY

    The U.S. has two potential candidates for a Zika vaccine and may begin clinical trials in people by the end of this year, but there will not be a widely available vaccine for several years, U.S. officials said on Thursday.

    According to the head of the World Health Organization on Jan. 28, 2016, the deadly Zika virus is now “spreading explosively” in the Americas. It’s been estimated that between 3 to 4 million infections have occurred in the region over a 12-month period and is only growing. Here, a health ministry worker fumigates a house to kill mosquitoes during a campaign against the virus in Managua, Nicaragua.Carmen Chicas Mejia, 82, covers her mouth and nose while city workers fumigate her home to combat the Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus, at the San Judas Community in San Salvador, El Salvador on Jan. 26, 2016. Worries about the rapid spread of Zika through the hemisphere has prompted officials in El Salvador, Colombia and Brazil to suggest women stop getting pregnant until the crisis has passed.One of the terrible effects of the Zika virus has been found to cause birth defects in newborns called microcephaly, where the head is abnormally small and associated with decresed brain development. Here, Dr. Vanessa Van Der Linden, the neuro-pediatrician who first recognized and alerted authorities over the microcephaly crisis in Brazil, measures the head of a 2-month-old baby with microcephaly in Recife, Brazil. The baby’s mother was diagnosed with having the Zika virus during her pregnancy.In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. At least twelve cases in the United States have now been confirmed by the CDC. Here, patients suffering from the Guillain-Barre syndrome, likely caused by the Zika virus, recover in the neurology ward of the Rosales National Hospital in San Salvador on Jan. 27, 2016.VIEW GALLERY
    Fears mount as Zika virus spreads rapidly in Americas
    The mosquito-transmitted virus has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil. There is no proven vaccine or treatment for Zika, a close cousin of dengue and chikungunya, which causes mild fever and rash. An estimated 80% of people infected have no symptoms, making it difficult for pregnant women to know whether they have been infected.

    In Geneva, the World Health Organization said on Thursday that Zika is spreading “explosively” and could affect as many as four million people in the Americas.

    A government campaign poster warns about Zika virus symptoms in the maternity ward in Guatemala on Thursday.
    JOSUE DECAVELE/REUTERS
    A government campaign poster warns about Zika virus symptoms in the maternity ward in Guatemala on Thursday.
    Kobinger, the lead scientist on this project from Quebec City’s Laval University and head of special pathogens at Canada’s National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, is working with the University of Pennsylvania, led by scientist David Weiner, Inovio Pharmaceuticals and South Korea’s GeneOne Life Science.

    ZIKA VIRUS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

    A sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen on the forearm of a health technician in a research area to prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Guatemala City.
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    A sterile female Aedes aegypti mosquito is seen on the forearm of a health technician in a research area to prevent the spread of Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases in Guatemala City.
    Joseph Kim, chief executive of Inovio, said the timeline to make the vaccine available by year’s end is aggressive, but possible.

    “I believe this will be the first to go into human testing. We believe we’re ahead of the pack in the race for a Zika vaccine,” he said in an interview.

    A Health Ministry employee fumigates against Aedes Aegypti mosquito, at a home in Caracas on Friday. Venezuela has recorded 4,700 suspected cases of people infected by the Zika virus, which is thought to cause brain damage in babies.
    JUAN BARRETO/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
    A Health Ministry employee fumigates against Aedes Aegypti mosquito, at a home in Caracas on Friday. Venezuela has recorded 4,700 suspected cases of people infected by the Zika virus, which is thought to cause brain damage in babies.
    Inovio shares on the Nasdaq jumped 7.6% on Thursday to close at $5.78.

    Other vaccine candidates appear to be moving more slowly.

    The Sao Paulo-based Butantan Institute said last week it planned to develop a vaccine “in record time,” although its director warned this was still likely to take three to five years.

    The candidate vaccine Kobinger is working on mimics the virus, triggering the body’s immune system, he said.

    “When the real thing comes in, then the antibodies are there, the immune system is primed, it’s ready to attack right away,” Kobinger said.

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  11. greenmule January 29, 2016 at 12:40 PM #

    Genetically Engineered Bioweapons: A New Breed of Weapons for Modern Warfare

    Posted by Mackenzie Foley ’16 / In Applied Sciences, Winter 2013 / March 10, 2013
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    Figure 1: Gram stained cerebrospinal fluid showing gram-positive anthrax baccilli (purple rods). Courtesy of Wikimedia.

    Genome sequencing has given rise to a new generation of genetically engineered bioweapons carrying the potential to change the nature of modern warfare and defense.

    Introduction

    Biological weapons are designed to spread disease among people, plants, and animals through the introduction of toxins and microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. The method through which a biological weapon is deployed depends on the agent itself, its preparation, its durability, and the route of infection. Attackers may disperse these agents through aerosols or food and water supplies (1).

    Although bioweapons have been used in war for many centuries, a recent surge in genetic understanding, as well as a rapid growth in computational power, has allowed genetic engineering to play a larger role in the development of new bioweapons. In the bioweapon industry, genetic engineering can be used to manipulate genes to create new pathogenic characteristics aimed at enhancing the efficacy of the weapon through increased survivability, infectivity, virulence, and drug resistance (2). While the positive societal implications of improved biotechnology are apparent, the “black biology” of bioweapon development may be “one of the gravest threats we will face” (2).

    Limits of Past Bioweapons

    Prior to recent advances in genetic engineering, bioweapons were exclusively natural pathogens. Agents must fulfill numerous prerequisites to be considered effective military bioweapons, and most naturally occurring pathogens are ill suited for this purpose (3). First, bioweapons must be produced in large quantities. A pathogen can be obtained from the natural environment if enough can be collected to allow purification and testing of its properties. Otherwise, pathogens could be produced in a microbiology laboratory or bank, a process which is limited by pathogen accessibility and the safety with which the pathogens can be handled in facilities. To replicate viruses and some bacteria, living cells are required. The growth of large quantities of an agent can be limited by equipment, space, and the health risks associated with the handling of hazardous germs (1). In addition to large-scale production, effective bioweapons must act quickly, be environmentally robust, and their effects must be treatable for those who are implementing the bioweapon (3).

    Recent Advances

    As researchers continue to transition from the era of DNA sequencing into the era of DNA synthesis, it may soon become feasible to synthesize any virus whose DNA sequence is known (4). This was first demonstrated in 2001 when Dr. Eckard Wimmer re-created the poliovirus and again in 2005 when Dr. Jeffrey Taubenberger and Terrence Tumpey re-created the 1918 influenza virus (1). The progress of DNA synthesis technology will also allow for the creation of novel pathogens. According to biological warfare expert Dr. Steven Block, genetically engineered pathogens “could be made safer to handle, easier to distribute, capable of ethnic specificity, or be made to cause higher mortality rates” (2).

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  12. greenmule January 29, 2016 at 1:05 PM #

    Ebola, AIDS Manufactured By Western Pharmaceuticals, US DoD?
    Tue, 09/09/2014 – 09:59 admin1
    Scientists Allege
    By: 
    Dr. Cyril Broderick, Professor of Plant Pathology
    Dear World Citizens:
    I have read a number of articles from your Internet outreach as well as articles from other sources about the casualties in Liberia and other West African countries about the human devastation caused by the Ebola virus. About a week ago, I read an article published in the Internet news summary publication of the Friends of Liberia that said that there was an agreement that the initiation of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was due to the contact of a two-year old child with bats that had flown in from the Congo. That report made me disconcerted with the reporting about Ebola, and it stimulated a response to the “Friends of Liberia,” saying that African people are not ignorant and gullible, as is being implicated. A response from Dr. Verlon Stone said that the article was not theirs, and that “Friends of Liberia” was simply providing a service. He then asked if he could publish my letter in their Internet forum. I gave my permission, but I have not seen it published. Because of the widespread loss of life, fear, physiological trauma, and despair among Liberians and other West African citizens, it is incumbent that I make a contribution to the resolution of this devastating situation, which may continue to recur, if it is not properly and adequately confronted. I will address the situation in five (5) points:
     
    1.    EBOLA IS A GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISM (GMO)
     
    Horowitz (1998) was deliberate and unambiguous when he explained the threat of new diseases in his text, Emerging Viruses: AIDS and Ebola – Nature, Accident or Intentional. In his interview with Dr. Robert Strecker in Chapter 7, the discussion, in the early 1970s, made it obvious that the war was between countries that hosted the KGB and the CIA, and the ‘manufacture’ of ‘AIDS-Like Viruses’ was clearly directed at the other. In passing during the Interview, mention was made of Fort Detrick, “the Ebola Building,” and ‘a lot of problems with strange illnesses’ in “Frederick [Maryland].” By Chapter 12 in his text, he had confirmed the existence of an American Military-Medical-Industry that conducts biological weapons tests under the guise of administering vaccinations to control diseases and improve the health of “black Africans overseas.” The book is an excellent text, and all leaders plus anyone who has interest in science, health, people, and intrigue should study it. I am amazed that African leaders are making no acknowledgements or reference to these documents.
     
    2.  EBOLA HAS A TERRIBLE HISTORY, AND TESTING HAS BEEN SECRETLY TAKING PLACE IN AFRICA
     
    I am now reading The Hot Zone, a novel, by Richard Preston (copyrighted 1989 and 1994); it is heart-rending. The prolific and prominent writer, Steven King, is quoted as saying that the book is “One of the most horrifying things I have ever read. What a remarkable piece of work.” As a New York Times bestseller, The Hot Zone is presented as “A terrifying true story.” Terrifying, yes, because the pathological description of what was found in animals killed by the Ebola virus is what the virus has been doing to citizens of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia in its most recent outbreak: Ebola virus destroys peoples’ internal organs and the body deteriorates rapidly after death. It softens and the tissues turn into jelly, even if it is refrigerated to keep it cold. Spontaneous liquefaction is what happens to the body of people killed by the Ebola virus! The author noted in Point 1, Dr. Horowitz, chides The Hot Zone for writing to be politically correct; I understand because his book makes every effort to be very factual. The 1976 Ebola incident in Zaire, during President Mobutu Sese Seko, was the introduction of the GMO Ebola to Africa.
     
    3.    SITES AROUND AFRICA, AND IN WEST AFRICA, HAVE OVER THE YEARS BEEN SET UP FOR TESTING EMERGING DISEASES, ESPECIALLY EBOLA
     
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and several other UN Agencies have been implicated in selecting and enticing African countries to participate in the testing events, promoting vaccinations, but pursuing various testing regiments. The August 2, 2014 article, West Africa: What are US Biological Warfare Researchers Doing in the Ebola Zone? by Jon Rappoport of Global Research pinpoints the problem that is facing African governments. 
     
    Obvious in this and other reports are, among others: 
     
    (a) The US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), a well-known centre for bio-war research, located at Fort Detrick, Maryland; 
     
    (b) Tulane University, in New Orleans, USA, winner of research grants, including a grant of more than $7 million the National Institute of Health (NIH) to fund research with the Lassa viral hemorrhagic fever; 
     
    (c) the US Center for Disease Control (CDC); 
     
    (d) Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French name, Medicins Sans Frontiers); 
     
    (e) Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company;  
     
    (f) The UK’s GlaxoSmithKline; and 
     
    (g) the Kenema Government Hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone. 
     
    Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company, to conduct Ebola research. This research work involved injecting and infusing healthy humans with the deadly Ebola virus. Hence, the DoD is listed as a collaborator in a “First in Human” Ebola clinical trial (NCT02041715, which started in January 2014 shortly before an Ebola epidemic was declared in West Africa in March. Disturbingly, many reports also conclude that the US government has a viral fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Kenema, a town at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The only relevant positive and ethical olive-branch seen in all of my reading is that Theguardian.com reported, “The US government funding of Ebola trials on healthy humans comes amid warnings by top scientists in Harvard and Yale that such virus experiments risk triggering a worldwide pandemic.” That threat still persists.
     
    4.    THE NEED FOR LEGAL ACTION TO OBTAIN REDRESS FOR DAMAGES INCURRED DUE TO THE PERPETUATION OF INJUSTICE IN THE DEATH, INJURY AND TRAUMA IMPOSED ON LIBERIANS AND OTHER AFRICANS BY THE EBOLA AND OTHER DISEASE AGENTS. 
     
    The U. S., Canada, France, and the U. K. are all implicated in the detestable and devilish deeds that these Ebola tests are. There is the need to pursue criminal and civil redress for damages, and African countries and people should secure legal representation to seek damages from these countries, some corporations, and the United Nations. Evidence seems abundant against Tulane University, and suits should start there. Yoichi Shimatsu’s article, The Ebola Breakout Coincided with UN Vaccine Campaigns, as published on August 18, 2014, in the Liberty Beacon.
     
    5.   AFRICAN LEADERS AND AFRICAN COUNTRIES NEED TO TAKE THE LEAD IN DEFENDING BABIES, CHILDREN, AFRICAN WOMEN, AFRICAN MEN, AND THE ELDERLY. THESE CITIZENS DO NOT DESERVE TO BE USED AS GUINEA PIGS! 
     
    Africa must not relegate the Continent to become the locality for disposal and the deposition of hazardous chemicals, dangerous drugs, and chemical or biological agents of emerging diseases. There is urgent need for affirmative action in protecting the less affluent of poorer countries, especially African citizens, whose countries are not as scientifically and industrially endowed as the United States and most Western countries, sources of most viral or bacterial GMOs that are strategically designed as biological weapons. It is most disturbing that the U. S. Government has been operating a viral hemorrhagic fever bioterrorism research laboratory in Sierra Leone. Are there others? Wherever they exist, it is time to terminate them. If any other sites exist, it is advisable to follow the delayed but essential step: Sierra Leone closed the US bioweapons lab and stopped Tulane University for further testing.
     
    The world must be alarmed. All Africans, Americans, Europeans, Middle Easterners, Asians, and people from every conclave on Earth should be astonished. African people, notably citizens more particularly of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are victimized and are dying every day. Listen to the people who distrust the hospitals, who cannot shake hands, hug their relatives and friends. Innocent people are dying, and they need our help. The countries are poor and cannot afford the whole lot of personal protection equipment (PPE) that the situation requires. The threat is real, and it is larger than a few African countries. The challenge is global, and we request assistance from everywhere, including China, Japan, Australia, India, Germany, Italy, and even kind-hearted people in the U.S., France, the U.K., Russia, Korea, Saudi Arabia, and anywhere else whose desire is to help. The situation is bleaker than we on the outside can imagine, and we must provide assistance however we can. To ensure a future that has less of this kind of drama, it is important that we now demand that our leaders and governments be honest, transparent, fair, and productively engaged. They must answer to the people. Please stand up to stop Ebola testing and the spread of this dastardly disease.
     
    Thank you very much.
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Dr. Cyril E. Broderick, Sr.
     
     
    About the Author: 
     
    Dr. Broderick is a former professor of Plant Pathology at the University of Liberia’s College of Agriculture and Forestry.  He is also the former Observer Farmer in the 1980s.  It was from this column in our newspaper, the Daily Observer, that Firestone spotted him and offered him the position of Director of Research in the late 1980s.  In addition, he is a scientist, who has taught for many years at the Agricultural College of the University of Delaware.

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  13. Green Monkey January 29, 2016 at 8:45 PM #

    Zika freakout: the hoax and the covert op continue
    By John Rappoport

    So, what is causing babies to be born with very small heads and brain damage? While researching my first book in 1987-8, AIDS INC., I concluded: don’t assume there is only one cause for illness. That can be very misleading. Various factors can combine to produce disease and death.

    For example, in the case of this “Zika” phenomenon:

    One: Pesticide use in Brazil:

    Brazil, the center of the “Zika” crisis, uses more pesticides than any nation in the world. Some of these are banned in 22 other countries. And as for babies born with smaller heads, here is a study from Environmental Health Perspectives (July 1, 2011), “Urinary Biomarkers of Prenatal Atrazine Exposure…”:

    “The presence versus absence of quantifiable levels of [the pesticide] atrazine or a specific atrazine metabolite was associated with fetal growth restriction… and small head circumference… Head circumference was also inversely associated with the presence of the herbicide metolachlor.” (emphasis added)

    Atrazine and metolachlor are both used in Brazil.

    Two: The TdaP vaccine:

    This is a case of suspicious correlation. A study posted in the US National Library of Medicine, “Pertussis in young infants: a severe vaccine-preventable disease,” spells it out:

    “…in late 2014, the [Brazilian] Ministry of Health announced the introduction of the Tdap vaccine for all pregnant women in Brazil.”

    More:
    https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2016/01
    /29/zika-freakout-the-hoax-and-the-covert-op-continue/

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  14. ac January 29, 2016 at 10:55 PM #

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  15. ac January 30, 2016 at 6:41 AM #

    Zika Virus tantamount to economic warfare on poor countries with the aiding of big financial surplus for big pharmaceuticals
    In less than two months the hype would die down and society would have learned nothing more or less about Zika except that it is a mosquito borne virus with symptoms that can be treated if detected early

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  16. ac January 30, 2016 at 7:24 AM #

    in this twenty first century people should be held responsible for keeping their surroundings sanitary and the use of of laws should be applied and enforced in the strongest manner to combat unhealthy attacks on the environment by the citizens
    No govt should have to wait for any kind of virus to attacked their populace as a wake up call as a preventive measure to wellness ///especially when facts of evidence shows the negative implications from having an unhealthy environment … simply used the laws on the book to stamp out the illegal acts and catch perpetrators to such criminality which in the interim will lessen the cost of health related charges to govt brought about by unhealthy lifestyles and a contaminated environment

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  17. David January 30, 2016 at 7:26 AM #

    Should the discussion continue?

    http://www.barbadostoday.bb/2016/01/30/doctor-are-we-sure-its-zika/?

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  18. Well Well & Consequences January 30, 2016 at 7:39 AM #

    Yes it should David….if this turns out to be some type of biological warfare, if nothing else, people should be informed. There are too many rumblings from published people to this effect.

    They have been engineering mosquitos to breed with the female Aedes….who knows what went wrong. Who knows what lies they are telling about Microcephaly, when it is most likely one of their screwups or willful intent aimed at poorer countries…too many doctors are skeptical.

    This is not finished by a long shot.

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  19. ac January 30, 2016 at 7:49 AM #

    biological warfare is a means of producing death however with the zika virus their is no statistical evidence showing death as the major component/factor of the vrus which in my mind concludes 1. an economic influence to target economies which have been flooded with tourist 2 a big leap in profitability for big pharmaceuticals
    being mindful of the fact that fear would make a mare fly

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  20. David January 30, 2016 at 7:54 AM #

    Experts around the world have started to label Zika an epidemic.

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  21. ac January 30, 2016 at 8:01 AM #

    That is what experts are to do. like the weather guy?

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  22. ac January 30, 2016 at 8:17 AM #

    Remember the big hype about the storm of the century that tuned out to be a high wind i believe it was to hit Mexico a Tourist destination another manipulative move which drove fear and cost Mexico billions of dollars in tourist arrivals Of course the experts had had the data all down to show but how many of us can read the data , Like the Zika virus we are ignorant and believe what the experts tell us without batting an eyelid to look elsewhere

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  23. Well Well & Consequences January 30, 2016 at 8:36 AM #

    AC…..Zika can cause death in people with preexisting conditions, the elderly, the injured. It is being linked to Gillian Barre.

    Regardless, the potential tourists will listen to their experts, despite you and I and many others being skeptical.

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  24. TheGazer January 30, 2016 at 8:52 AM #

    @ac

    ac, one thing the US has plenty of is conspiracy theorists. Think of JFK and the WTC and the numerous theories presented about what happened. One has to be careful when posting videos from over the internet as many provide misleading information.
    Whilst, a person is free to do as they like on the internet, we should try to filter before presenting.

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  25. David January 30, 2016 at 11:52 AM #

    Fat Child taken to court over recycling plant

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  26. ac January 30, 2016 at 12:04 PM #

    @Gazer.it is not a matter of conspiracy but an economic strategy. bear in mind that many of these countries are dependant on the same source for sustainability and one such leading source is the big international countries who also have a big interest in tourism. Therfore it bodes well that when much of their interest is being taken away a necessary tool of recover should be implemented .Within two months all will be well things would get back to a sense of normalcy and no high rate of death or birth defects was a result if the zika virus

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  27. Colonel Buggy January 30, 2016 at 1:34 PM #

    ac January 30, 2016 at 8:01 AM #
    That is what experts are to do. like the weather guy?

    …………………………………………………………………..
    Or like the Minister of Water Resources and Agriculture,and the management of the Barbados Water Authority et al, who have all categorically blamed the water shortage which is badly affecting residents of the Scotland District, on El Nino, yet this week we heard that some Yanks out of Miami have found 130 feet of water in a 100 ft well drilled in Sweet Bottom.
    And even before this well came in ,we saw the BWA extending the pipeline which fed Andrews Factory and the upscale district of Andrews Round Hill, up to Castle Grant reservoir. At the same time we are seeing a new main being installed along the East Coast Road, to feed the beleagured people of St Andrew. This feed is probably being tapped into the one which feeds the upscale enclave at Cattlewash. All of a sudden where did this extra water came from?
    These two locations, Andrews Round Hill and Cattlewash were previously highlighted in BU. I tell ya !!

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  28. caribbeantradelaw January 30, 2016 at 3:11 PM #

    @David, not sure if you saw/watched this:

    CARPHA Webinar “THe Facts about Zika and How to Mitigate Its Impact” https://youtu.be/5YPLSa0b2Yc

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  29. David January 30, 2016 at 4:13 PM #

    Thanks Alicia.

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  30. Georgie Porgie January 30, 2016 at 4:54 PM #

    ac January 28, 2016 at 9:18 PM #

    ac you are to be congratulated on this post………if you do understand what the man is saying.

    MICROCEPHALY IS RAMPANT ON BU AND IN THE BARBADOS PARLIAMENT.

    HOW MANY OF THE FOLK HAVE ZIKA?

    LET ME SIT BACK AND CONTINUE LAFFING AS THE BU ARMCHAIR MICROBIOLOGISTS AND STATISTICIANS HAVE A FIELD DAY

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  31. Hants January 30, 2016 at 6:10 PM #

    NUH LOTTA LONG TALK!!!!!!

    AVOIDING BEING BITTEN BY MOSQUITOES IS COMMON SENSE.

    If wunna choose to take the risk an get a mosquito borne illness dah is wunna problem.

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  32. Well Well & Consequences January 30, 2016 at 6:13 PM #

    AC is only on here yukking it up because she never had Dengue, Chikungunya or Zika, now if she was to be infected with all 3 at the same time…lol

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  33. ac January 30, 2016 at 6:24 PM #

    GP. What man?and what is he talking about?

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  34. Georgie Porgie January 30, 2016 at 7:01 PM #

    THE MAN IN TH U TUBE VIDEO YOU POSTED AT ac January 28, 2016 at 9:18 PM #

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  35. Hants January 30, 2016 at 7:21 PM #

    More opinions.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/30/zika-virus-health-fears

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  36. ac January 30, 2016 at 7:27 PM #

    GP i believe he is a doctor or a scientist and was very detailed in his explanation enough to erase a lot of the hype and fearmongering attached to the Zika virus.
    However it would be of interest if you inject some of your medical expertise on the subject even though you have said that your knowledge of anything on BU is not appreciated by the herd.
    BTW do you agree or disagree with what the doctir /scientist says in the video

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  37. Colonel Buggy January 30, 2016 at 7:47 PM #

    Exclaimer January 28, 2016 at 9:16 PM #
    ” Rat poison sales soar as Nigeria fears spread of Lassa fever

    At least 76 people across 17 Nigerian states have died in the latest outbreak of the haemorrhagic virus, which is endemic in rats in west Africa ”
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
    And just last night in a St Micahael / Christ Church district, I overheard a man telling a woman who was pointing at something in the tall grass, ”That’s not a cat, it is a R-A-T.”
    We ain’t far behind Nigeria .

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  38. Georgie Porgie January 30, 2016 at 7:56 PM #

    RE BTW do you agree or disagree with what the doctir /scientist says in the video
    YES THAT IS WHY @ Georgie Porgie January 30, 2016 at 4:54 PM #

    I SAID
    ac January 28, 2016 at 9:18 PM #

    ac you are to be congratulated on this post………if you do understand what the man is saying.

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  39. ac January 30, 2016 at 8:07 PM #

    Ok GP on this video we are in agreement

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  40. David January 31, 2016 at 12:04 AM #

    Doctor: Are we sure it’s Zika?

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  41. Hants January 31, 2016 at 12:23 AM #

    @ David,

    “One medical doctor here has questioned the purported link between the Zika virus and birth defects in Brazilian babies.”

    Even if that were true Zika is still dangerous to persons with weakened / compromised immune systems.

    If I were travelling to Barbados I would bring OFF with deet , mosquito net and citronella. I am 63 years old.

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  42. Hants January 31, 2016 at 1:00 AM #

    @ David,

    Bizzy and Cherry sparring. check Nationnews.

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  43. chad99999 January 31, 2016 at 2:21 AM #

    It is not good form to use the title ‘Dr’ before the name AND ‘PhD’ after the name. Pick one or the other. Most people would just use the ‘PhD’.
    I read an article this week about the need to wipe out the two species of mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus. The idea is to use genetic engineering to interfere with their reproduction.

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  44. Well Well & Consequences January 31, 2016 at 5:38 AM #

    Chad…they brought in the male engineered mosquito to mate with the female Aedes aegypti, just to interfere with the reproduction…of course we are now witnessing the outcome….it did not turn out so well for Brazil.

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  45. Hants January 31, 2016 at 2:09 PM #

    There is a whole lotta money in Barbados Garbage.

    “Government “was wasting more than $64 million a year”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77291/cherry-govt-dumping-cash#sthash.HZaipDO9.dpuf

    RALPH “BIZZY” WILLIAMS has hit back at businessman Anderson Cherry, saying the waste hauler should understand Barbados was a place of laws ”

    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77292/illegal-create-garbage-dump-bizzy#sthash.EMMXjQAP.dpuf

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  46. Well Well & Consequences January 31, 2016 at 7:03 PM #

    Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for feds to stop, contain Zika virus spread in three-point plan
    BY ERIN DURKIN NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, January 31, 2016, 5:20 PM A

    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) proposed a three-point plan to develop a vaccine and fight the Zika virus.

    Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling for a quick push by the federal government to contain the Zika virus and stop it from spreading more widely in the United States.

    Schumer proposed a three-point plan, including an expedited effort by the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health to develop a vaccine to fight Zika, which now has no treatment.

    Five New Yorkers are among nearly three dozen Americans in 11 states and Washington, D.C., who have come down with Zika, which is feared for its suspected link to severe birth defects.

    THIRD CASE OF ZIKA VIRUS CONFIRMED IN NEW YORK CITY

    The virus has been spreading widely in Brazil and other Latin American countries, where it is usually contracted through mosquito bites.

    Health workers fumigate in an attempt to eradicate the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus in Brazil.
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    Health technician Willian Araya shows the cultivated Aedes aegyti mosquito larvae at a laboratory in Ministry of Health in San Jose, Costa Rica.
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    Health workers in Central and South America have been working to eradicate the mosquito that transmits the Zika virus.
    “With at least five Zika cases already in New York, the feds must pull out all the stops to vanquish this dangerous virus as soon as possible,” Schumer, a Democrat, said.

    “The feds should deploy all possible resources to prevent, contain and treat Zika virus abroad; expeditiously develop either a cure or medication to treat Zika virus; and declare a public health emergency.”

    His plan called for the U.S. government to push the World Health Organization to publicly declare a public health emergency. The WHO is holding an emergency meeting Monday in Geneva to deal with the disease.

    Finally, Schumer called for the U.S. Agency for International Development to increase resources to aid in the prevention and treatment of Zika abroad.

    Chile’s Health Minister Carmen Castillo holds a flyer that reads “Zika virus recommendations” during an information campaign by the Health Ministry at the departures area of Santiago’s international airport.
    The virus does not show symptoms in most of the people who are infected, and those who do get sick but aren’t pregnant are generally at low risk – they may develop a fever, rash, joint pain, and other flu-like symptoms that pass in about a week.

    But the virus is believed to be linked to a rare condition called microcephaly, in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and suffer impairments for life.

    Some Latin American countries have asked women to delay getting pregnant during the outbreak, and U.S. authorities have advised pregnant women to avoid travel to the affected areas.

    The five cases found in New York state include one pregnant woman. While the disease is generally spread by mosquitoes, the CDC says there has been one report of possible spread through sexual contact and one through a blood transfusion.

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  47. Well Well & Consequences January 31, 2016 at 7:08 PM #

    Hants….Bizzy should be saying to whom those laws in Barbados apply only. He does not want competition even for garbage, greedy…..even if it means the pile up of garbage means an epidemic of Dengue, Chikungunya or Zika….the authorities, useless, as usual.

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  48. ac January 31, 2016 at 7:15 PM #

    WW&C are you a field reporter for BU. You seem always willing and ready to dig for any type of news most of which is fictious and imaginery.

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  49. Vincent Haynes February 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM #

    Barbados Fertility Centre
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    We have received lots of calls from patients concerned about Zika virus, so Dr. Juliet Skinner, Head Clinician at BFC has made this video to explain what this virus really means to someone trying to conceive – please feel free to ask any questions, your fertility remains paramount to us –

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  50. Colonel Buggy February 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

    Bizzy should be appointed Minister of Water Resource. He sure has a knack of making all of the rain fall in his,and his cronies, baskets.

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  51. ac February 2, 2016 at 2:05 PM #

    Is it a flip flop or has WHO retracted its earlier warnings of pregnant women travelling to high risked areas affected by Zika mostly those of carribbean region.Most likely based on insubstantial informationwhich goes against the analysis of infected mothers and deformed babies WHO might have made the correct call finally

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  52. Well Well & Consequences February 2, 2016 at 5:17 PM #

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/case-zika-virus-acquired-sexual-contact-found-texas-article-1.2517928

    First case of Zika virus transmitted through sexual contact in U.S. confirmed in Texas
    BY RICH SCHAPIRO NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 3:48 PM A A A
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    A health technician analyzes a blood sample from a patient bitten by a mosquito at the National Institute of Health in Lima, Peru. The Zika virus has spread “explosively” across the Americas in recent weeks.
    MARIANA BAZO/REUTERS
    A health technician analyzes a blood sample from a patient bitten by a mosquito at the National Institute of Health in Lima, Peru. The Zika virus has spread “explosively” across the Americas in recent weeks.
    The first U.S. case of Zika virus — acquired through sexual contact — has been confirmed in Texas, health officials revealed Tuesday.

    The unidentified patient was infected with the mosquito-borne virus after having sex with a person who contracted Zika while traveling overseas.

    “Now that we know Zika virus can be transmitted through sex, this increases our awareness campaign in educating the public about protecting themselves and others,” Dallas County Health and Human Services director Zachary Thompson said.

    “Next to abstinence, condoms are the best prevention method against any sexually transmitted infections.”

    The alarming development promoted health officials to caution that sexual transmission of Zika is unlikely to be a common occurrence in the U.S.

    ZIKA VIRUS SPREAD DECLARED A GLOBAL EMERGENCY BY WHO

    On Feb. 1, 2016, the World Health Organization declared the rapidly-spreading Zika Virus a global emergency, a usually rare measure that signals just how serious the situation. Here, Director-General of WHO Margaret Chan holds a news conference after the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee concerning the Zika virus.A health worker fumigates a house as residents wait outside during a campaign against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at Carabayllo district on the outskirts of Lima, Peru.Daniele Ferreira dos Santos holds her son Juan Pedro as he undergoes visual exams at the Altino Ventura foundation in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. Santos was never diagnosed with Zika, but she blames the virus for her son’s defect and for the terrible toll it has taken on her life.JAN. 29, 2016 PHOTOVIEW GALLERY
    Fears mount as Zika virus is declared global emergency
    But it wasn’t the first time Zika was spread through sexual contact.

    A researcher from the Centers for Disease Control infected his wife in 2007 after returning from a trip to Senegal.

    Six years later, researchers working to stem an outbreak in French Polynesia isolated the virus in the semen of a patient.

    There remain no documented cases of Zika virus infection by mosquito bite in the U.S.

    The dozens of other people diagnosed in the U.S. contracted the disease while traveling in affected regions in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    A health worker carries out fumigation as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases Tuesday at a local park on the seafront in Panama City.
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    A health worker carries out fumigation as part of preventive measures against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases Tuesday at a local park on the seafront in Panama City.
    THREE PEOPLE IN NEW YORK TEST POSITIVE FOR ZIKA VIRUS

    The virus, which has been linked to abnormal brain development in newborns, has spread “explosively” across the Americas in recent weeks.

    The World Health Organization declared an international emergency on Monday.

    The WHO has estimated that there could be up to 4 million cases of Zika in the Americas in the next year.

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  53. Hants February 2, 2016 at 5:40 PM #

    “The most common symptoms of Zika virus infection are mild fever and exanthema (skin rash), usually accompanied by conjunctivitis, muscle or joint pain, and general malaise that begins 2-7 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. One out of four infected people develops symptoms of the disease.”

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  54. Well Well & Consequences February 2, 2016 at 5:47 PM #

    It appears…until proven otherwise, that Zika is only dangerous to pregnant mothers, their unborn children and people with preexisting conditions.

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  55. ac February 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM #

    Listen girl child all pregnant woman are at high risk to contagious diseases so what New.

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  56. David February 2, 2016 at 7:37 PM #

    Zika Hoax: five things that will happen next

    by Jon Rappoport

    February 2, 2016

    (To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

    (Note: all source links for this article can be found at the blog post, here.)

    Microcephaly = babies born with small heads and brain impairment.

    In previous articles, I established that the Zika virus uproar is a hoax.  There was no reason to assume the number of Brazilian cases of microcephaly was extraordinary.  There is no reason to assume the Zika virus has anything to do with microcephaly.

    My previous quote:

    "Now we have a January 27 Associated Press story out of Rio, published in SFGate: ‘270 of 4,180 suspected microcephaly cases confirmed.’  That’s called a clue, in case you’re wondering.  Of the previously touted 4,180 cases of microcephaly in Brazil, the actual number of confirmed cases so far is, well, only 270.  Bang.  But wait, there’s more.  AP: ‘Brazilian officials said the babies with the defect [microcephaly] and their mothers are being tested to see if they had been infected. Six of the 270 confirmed microcephaly cases were found to have the [Zika] virus.’  Bang, bang, bang.  Out of all the microcephaly cases re-examined in Brazil, only six have the Zika virus.  That constitutes zero proof that Zika has anything to do with microcephaly."

    But of course, The Machine is rolling and it will move forward.  Also, a number of independent investigators are behind the curve.  They are still assuming there is proof of a Zika-microcephaly "epidemic."  If there is proof, it is nowhere to be found yet.

    Here are five things that will happen next.

    One: Health agencies and reporters will mention cases of microcephaly in other countries, and they will automatically connect them to the Zika virus, or they will suggest there could be a connection.  This baseless claim is part of the operation to build up the story and spread fear.  Microcephaly can be caused by any insult to the brain during fetal development.  
    Two: There will be more stories about the rush to develop a vaccine against Zika, the virus that hasn’t been proved to cause anything serious.

    Three: Some independent researchers will continue to insist that Zika is actually a weaponized biowar virus.  They will ignore the fact that, as yet, Zika hasn’t been shown to cause microcephaly.  Or they will point to genetically engineered mosquitoes and the Tdap vaccine as the cause of the Zika epidemic—when there is no proof the epidemic exists.  Yes, the vaccine and the mosquitoes are quite dangerous to health, but there is no reason to tout a Zika/microcephaly epidemic when proof isn’t there.   
    Four: The truth here is: absence of evidence.  On the one hand, the CDC and the World Health Organization will grudgingly admit it would be useful to assemble more hard evidence connecting Zika to microcephaly.  On the other hand, they will press forward with emergency warnings to pregnant mothers; travel advisories; and they will emphasize the need to come up with a vaccine.  Then, they’ll forget all about the need for more evidence.

    Five: Investigators and researchers will ignore the fact that there is a very real health crisis in Brazil, and it has existed for a long time.  The rampant use of toxic pesticides, grinding poverty, contaminated water, lack of basic sanitation, overcrowding, the takeover of farm land by major corporations, prior toxic vaccine campaigns—these are all factors that cause massive illness, suffering, and death in Brazil.

    Again, I emphasize: The release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in Brazil, based on no health studies, is a crime, to say the least.  But there is no need to claim these insects are causing an epidemic of microcephaly—since there is no evidence of an epidemic.  There is every reason to oppose this GE mosquito campaign.

    For the past 30 years, I’ve been analyzing and taking apart phony epidemics.  There are two things you must do, among others.  Demand proof that the touted cause is really the cause.  And discover whether the number of ill people is being accurately reported.  
    So far, re microcephaly, there is no proof the touted cause is the cause.  And the recent revision of evidence indicates there are far, far fewer cases of microcephaly in Brazil than initially trumpeted.

    Here is a sixth thing that may happen now.  Those Brazilian researchers who went back in and looked at their own evidence for a second time and found no proof of a microcephaly epidemic and no causal connection to the Zika virus?  The World Health Organization and the CDC could move in and apply some heavy pressure and arming-twisting:

    "Look, boys, you messed up big-time.  We’ve got a raging epidemic here because we say so.  And Zika is the cause because we say so.  Now, you look again and come up with the answer we want.  We’re the pros.  We run the show.  You’re nothing.  If you want future careers, you’ll do the smart thing.  Get it?"

    And then at another level, the US State Department will exert pressure based on aid programs to Brazil.  You want the money to keep flowing?  —You want to reap the rewards you’re getting from Monsanto’s presence in Brazil?  You want our continuing help with security for the Olympics?  Get on the right side of this story.  Get out in front of trouble.  Play ball.

    And then, if the Brazilians fold up and submit and obey, you’ll hear something like this from their now-apologetic researchers:

    "Well, when we looked at those 3000-plus other possible cases of microcephaly for a second time, guess what?  Wow.  We found most of them are, in fact, microcephaly.  And the Zika virus was present in all those cases.  This is really is an epidemic, and it is caused by Zika.  This is a global pandemic.  We fully support the World Health Organization.  We must have a Zika vaccine as soon as possible.  Don’t get pregnant.  Do what you’re told."

    Go along, or tell the truth.  Go along, or tell the truth.

    You can find this article and more at NoMoreFakeNews.com.

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  57. ac February 2, 2016 at 7:55 PM #

    Fear is a powerful motivator a reason why people go to Church despite of no evidence of proving a Heaven or Hell beyond the Grave
    People thrive on Fear like spooky things green men living on Mars and flying saucers all have no proof or evidence to support but said long enough People would believe
    The USA govt have remolded the formula of Fear so strong is it strength that intellectual people bow in silence

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  58. Georgie Porgie February 2, 2016 at 8:15 PM #

    SOUND SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE BY Jon Rappoport
    QUITE UNLIKE TH PANIC BUZZ ON BU

    BUT AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE
    WE DONT NEED ZIKA TO CAUSE MICROCEPHALY IN BARBADOS

    WE HAVE A HIGH INCIDENCE OF IT IN PARLIAMENT AND IN BARBADOS IN GENERAL
    THERE IS ALSO A VERY HIGH INCIDENCE DEMONSTRATED HERE ON BU ON A DAILY BASIS

    BUT I AM NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK THE TRUTH AS I SEE IT

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  59. Artaxerxes February 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM #

    “The USA govt have remolded the formula of Fear so strong is it strength that intellectual people bow in silence….”

    Hmmmmmm……. interesting.

    If you believe this to be true, then why do you rush to quote anything from USA sources whenever you think that information is applicable in substantiating your support of DLP policies others may be critical of or oppose?

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  60. ac February 2, 2016 at 9:13 PM #

    Sir what kind of a jack a ss question is that. Barbados and the USA are signed onto several treaties one of which include labour law agreements
    Btw what is the Zika virus have to do with the rule of law when there is no supporting evidence substantial enough to verify what WHO states about pregnancy andd its connection to the zika virus
    Sounds like The blp and WHO (in this instance )suffer from the same infection of foot and mouth disease .a terrible fate to overcome

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  61. Georgie Porgie February 2, 2016 at 9:22 PM #

    WANNA STOP ZIKA? WELL STOP HAVING SEX!
    http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77394/us-zika-virus-transmission-reported-attributed-sex

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  62. ac February 2, 2016 at 9:44 PM #

    Why not everything else seems to be on the Zika Menu for one less mouths to feed. Leave it to America they will always find a way to reinvent the wheel a la population control

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  63. Well Well & Consequences February 2, 2016 at 10:54 PM #

    “Yes, the vaccine and the mosquitoes are quite dangerous to health”,

    GP…that was the same fear used when some scam artists from Australia and New Zealand were running around the earth screaming about an HPV virus pandemic and arrived in Barbados complete with vaccine to inject little girls while predicting how much sex these little girls will have and how much cervical cancer they will get from the virus, if they did not get the vaccine….the health professionals in Barbados were beside themselves….Ferdinand wanted to make the vaccinating of 11 year old girls mandatory…Alvin could not wait to see the vaccine used and nearly had a stroke justifying why it should be used., the yardfowl AC was flapping around sqawking in favor without knowing anything……lol, it was a mess.

    It was ok then because it was just little girls to destroy with a vaccine, despite FDA still investigating the vaccine, but now Zika is threatening tourism…it’s not like WHO or CDC gives a shit if tourists run away in droves, who cares, but it frightens others…so for Zika, Alvin is quiet, not saying anything and AC is flapping around catching a fit….there is still some way to go, lots of laughs…..this is a classic case of what goes around……

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  64. Georgie Porgie February 2, 2016 at 11:28 PM #

    WELL WELL
    RE there is still some way to go, lots of laughs…
    THATS TH NORM IN THE RUM SHOP

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  65. Georgie Porgie February 2, 2016 at 11:41 PM #

    WELL WELL

    CONSIDER THIS
    OF THE FLAVIVIRUSES YELLOW FEVER WAS AROUND LONG AGO
    DENGUE CAME TO BIM IN 77
    WEST NILE IS SEN IN NA IN POCKETS
    SO YOU CHECK IN NOW WITH ZIKA FOR YOUR NEW ALARM

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  66. Hants February 3, 2016 at 12:14 AM #

    It is the year 2016.

    There are many ways to protect ourselves from being bitten by mosquitoes, sand flies and black flies.

    This works for me.

    http://www.off.com/en-US/Products/Pages/OFF-Deep-Woods-Sportsmen.aspx

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  67. Well Well & Consequences February 3, 2016 at 6:46 AM #

    GP…..I remember when West Nile and SARS became the latest panic button…sigh…that’s all I can say.

    Hants…these days I use GO insect repellent, the one for kids, very gentle on the skin….glad am not in Florida, the mosquitoes are the size of dragon flies….frightening.

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  68. Colonel Buggy February 3, 2016 at 10:34 PM #

    Hants February 3, 2016 at 12:14 AM #

    This works for me.
    ……………………………………
    Failing that you can get yourself some ladies tights. They worked for Robin Hood and his merry men.

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  69. David February 8, 2016 at 6:38 PM #

    Zika confirmed in three pregnant women

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  1. Antigua & Barbuda Uses Trade Policy to prevent Zika | Caribbean Trade Law and Development - February 6, 2016

    […] Caribbean countries, through their public health and other authorities, have been employing various Zika preventative and mitigation strategies, such as instituting fogging programmes, launching public awareness campaigns and advising women to delay becoming pregnant for up to two years. The Future Centre Trust, a non-governmental organisation in Barbados, is raising awareness among the general public on the need to reduce opportunities for mosquitoes to breed by eliminating littering and illegal dumping and by mapping illegal dump sites. An article which the Trust authored on the topic may be viewed here. […]

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