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February 2016 report by Physicians in the Crop-Sprayed Town
2. A dramatic increase of congenital malformations, especially
microcephaly in newborns, was detected and quickly linked to the Zika
virus by the Brazilian Ministry of Health. However, they fail to
recognise that in the area where most sick persons live, a chemical
larvicide producing malformations in mosquitoes has been applied for
18 months, and that this poison (pyroproxyfen) is applied by the State
on drinking water used by the affected population.
3. Previous Zika epidemics did not cause birth defects in newborns, despite
infecting 75% of the population in those countries. Also, in other
countries such as Colombia there are no records of microcephaly; however,
there are plenty of Zika cases.
Scientists are bewildered by Zika’s path across Latin America - October 25, 2016
"According to the latest U.N. figures, of the 2,175 babies born in the past
year with undersize heads or other congenital neurological damage linked
to Zika, more than 75 percent have been clustered in a single region: northeastern Brazil.
The pattern is so confounding that health officials and scientists have turned
their attention back to northeastern Brazil to understand why Zika’s toll
has been so much heavier there. They suspect that other, underlying causes may
be to blame, such as the presence of another mosquito-borne virus like
chikungunya or dengue. Or that environmental, genetic or immunological
factors combined with Zika to put mothers in the area at greater risk".
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