Brazil Declares Emergency After Over 3,000 Babies Are Born With Tiny, Deformed Heads

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A sudden rise in the number of babies born with microcephaly, or underdeveloped brains and skulls, has forced Brazil to warn hopeful mothers to put off their pregnancy plans to avoid the birth defect. Health authorities are investigating more than 3,000 suspected cases of microcephaly and 38 deaths of infants that occurred in 2015. In 2014, the country saw only 147 cases of microcephaly.

In November, Brazil declared a nationwide public health emergency, calling it an “unprecedented situation, unprecedented in world scientific research”, to dedicate resources to investigating the causes of the rise. Claudio Maierovitch, director of the department for infectious disease surveillance, said:

“It is very important that in every state, notifications of cases are made so they can be monitored. For pregnant women, it is important to follow antenatal routines and not take any medication without guidance. As well as this, it is important to avoid exposure to mosquitoes that transmit disease, in particular Aedes aegypti. Pregnant women who have any signs of illness should follow doctors’ recommendations.”

Doctors in Brazil are investigating links between Zika virus, a mosquito-borne virus that restricts the size of babies’ brains and skulls, they believe may be the cause of thousands of infants being born with an incurable rare condition. In May 2015, Brazil reported its first case of Zika and by December 2015 the virus had made its way into several countries in Central and South America.

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Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2016 Olympic Games, is one of the areas in Brazil where the Zika virus has been found. According to The Washington Post, the health ministry is sending truckloads of larvicide – enough to treat 3,560 Olympic-sized swimming pools – to northeastern and southeastern states that have been most affected.

Dr Kleber Luz, an infectologist at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, said around 80% of the mothers whose babies had microcephaly in Rio Grande do Norte also had symptoms compatible with Zika in their first trimester.

Angela Rocha, the pediatric infectologist at Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Brazil’s hardest-hit state, told CNN:

“It’s a very personal decision, but at this moment of uncertainty, if families can put off their pregnancy plans, that’s what we’re recommending…These are newborns who will require special attention their entire lives. It’s an emotional stress that just can’t be imagined. Here in Pernambuco, we’re talking about a generation of babies that’s going to be affected.”

It’s believed that the virus is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry yellow fever, dengue fever, and chikungunya. It is suspected the deformation occurs during pregnancy, after the mother contracts the Zika virus through a mosquito bite.

Zika, named for the forest in Uganda where scientists discovered it in the 1940s, often goes unnoticed in the people it infects and was not considered especially life-threatening before spreading to Brazil. The country offers the ideal conditions for Zika to spread so quickly. Before Zika’s arrival, Brazil was already grappling with a much deadlier epidemic of dengue – the country had nearly 1.6 million cases of dengue in 2015.

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There is no vaccine or specific treatment for Zika, and symptoms normally include a mild fever of under 38.5C, a rash and headache. Microcephaly is diagnosed when a baby’s head measures less than 33 cm in circumference, compared to the normal 33-38 cm.

Brazil’s warm climate is ideal for mosquitoes and scientists think climate change may be responsible for the virus’ spread. As temperatures increase in some areas, they argue, mosquitoes can multiply more quickly, potentially enhancing their collective ability to transmit diseases. Additionally, increased precipitation in some areas creates places where mosquitoes can breed. And droughts, like those that recently afflicted parts of Brazil, can cause people to hoard water in containers, providing additional mosquito habitats.

The World Health Organisation and the Pan American Health Organisation issued a worldwide epidemiological alert over the Zika virus, which has also been recorded in Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Suriname and Venezuela. The two health organisations called for improved prenatal care for pregnant women and newborns in affected areas, as well as renewed efforts to limit the spread of the Aedes aegypti.


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  1. My Ghostery privacy browser found ten trackers on this page, after dodgy pop-ups stopped me seeing it in chrome. Are you sure you’re the alternative, or just more establishment spies?

  2. I’m from Brazil and I know some people in the medical community. And what they are really pointing out as the main suspected reason for the increase of cases of Microcephaly in the country was a new batch of a tetanus vaccine. This vaccine was given to the pregnant women in Brazil and most of those vaccines were distributed to Pernambuco the state with more cases. When the Microcephaly cases started, the lab responsible for the production of this vaccine removed all the vaccines from the market. And the government apparently is covering up by pointing the Zika virus as probable cause. Then I ask:
    Where is the relation between Zika Virus and Microcephaly? (When there are cases of people who didn’t have Zika yet had children with Microcephaly)
    Zika Virus occur in Africa and Asia since the 50’s and there is no relation between these disease and Microcephaly there.

    • Yes, but they cannot admit that it was anything else can they..
      Logic says that for there to suddenly be a massive increase that it has to be something else other than the virus, and as there appears to not be this problem anywhere else, then any non Pharmaceutical person would probably blame the vaccine..

  3. Note the almost obligatory verbal genuflection here:

    Brazil’s warm climate is ideal for mosquitoes and scientists think climate change may be responsible for the virus’ spread. As temperatures increase in some areas, they argue, mosquitoes can multiply more quickly, potentially enhancing their collective ability to transmit diseases. Additionally, increased precipitation in some areas creates places where mosquitoes can breed. And droughts, like those that recently afflicted parts of Brazil, can cause people to hoard water in containers, providing additional mosquito habitats.”

    Poor boobs. The North American continent used to be malarial and back in a time when we were still in the depths of the Little Ice Age, but there were still lots of malaria carrying mosquitoes.

    Send them tons and tons of DDT. DDT had been used successfully in Africa to fight malaria and other insect-borne diseases. But then the fraud Rachel Carson launched her Silent Spring and all the environmentalist goose-steppers got involved and Ruckelshaus of the EPA, unilaterally and against the advice of the EPA scientists who said that DDT did not pose a significant hazard to human health, banned its use and US foreign aid was made contingent on swearing off the use of DDT and, as a result, the progress against malaria was lost and Africa and other locations have suffered hundred of millions of cases of malaria and deaths and economic devastation due to them.

    An environmentalist opined that it was better that these poor people were dead rather than “riotously reproducing.”

    And now we have an epidemic of microcephalic babies as another consequence of environmental boobism.

  4. The claim is that the “zika virus” just suddenly did it all, but that defies all logic.

    DIME TO A DOLLAR: IT IS A NEW VERSION OF THE MMR VACCINE DOING THIS, NOT A VIRUS AS CLAIMED

    “I’ll tell you what is going on here – VIRTUALLY ASSURED: POPULATION CONTROL- some slime ball PHARMACEUTICAL company IS TESTING a new vaccine in response to the autism uproar, which was to be administered to women while pregnant, to destroy the baby In utero so post-birth vaccines would not be blamed for brain damage they want to do to ALL children to make them more manageable under tyranny and they are no longer completely getting away with doing this.”

    The new “Autism”, titled “Microcephaly” has destroyed more than 2,400 Brazilian newborn babies in utero in only the past 2 months with ZERO DESTROYED IN THE MONTHS PRIOR and is stated to be caused when a pregnant mother is bitten by the mosquito carried African zika virus, which recently “made it’s debut” in Brazil in 2015. But the pattern of symptoms does not match the virus which has been proven to have infected humans since 1954 and has never previously been associated with shrunken brains in newborn babies, nor does the geographic propagation pattern match the natural propagation pattern of a mosquito carried virus that would cause undersized brains in newborn babies if it really did exist.

    This “shrunken brain” issue in newborns was just suddenly in Brazil as if someone flipped a switch, and the only way that could really happen is via the sudden arrival of a new brain destroying MMR vaccine, which all pregnant Latin American women are strongly encouraged to get before week 22 of pregnancy. This perfectly matches the probable arrival of the real culprit – a tainted MMR vaccine, which if administered in May (when this virus supposedly arrived) would be causing precisely the shrunken newborn baby brain problems Brazilians are having now, right on schedule.

    http://www.jimstone.is/zika.html

  5. I’m from Brazil and I know some people in the medical community. And what they are really pointing out as the main suspected reason for the increase of cases of Microcephaly in the country was a new batch of a Measles and Rubella vaccine. This vaccine was given to the pregnant women in Brazil and most of those vaccines were distributed to Pernambuco the state with more cases. When the Microcephaly cases started, the lab responsible for the production of this vaccine removed all the vaccines from the market. And the government apparently is covering up by pointing the Zika virus as probable cause. Then I ask:
    Where is the relation between Zika Virus and Microcephaly? (When there are cases of people who didn’t have Zika yet had children with Microcephaly)
    Zika Virus occur in Africa and Asia since the 50’s and there is no relation between these disease and Microcephaly there.

    • Hi Mrs. Rosa Lowe; can you get more information on this vaccine? Please find more data so we can publish this because now everybody is focused on the mosquito Aedes Aegypti while we have to question the vaccine.

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