"The Level Of Alarm Is Extremely High" As Zika "Spreading Explosively" WHO Warns

Tyler Durden's picture

Meet the new Ebola.

Well over a year since the global fears over the Ebola epidemic sent US stocks reeling in late 2014 ahead of an even sharper rebound, today the head of the World Health Organization delivered a very stern warning when she said that the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that may cause birth defects when pregnant women are infected, has been “spreading explosively” in South and Central America.

“The level of alarm is extremely high,” WHO director general Margaret Chan said Thursday in an e-mailed statement according to Bloomberg. Chan said she will convene an emergency meeting on Feb. 1 in Geneva to consider whether to declare the outbreak a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,” which can coordinate government responses to direct money and resources at the virus. She added that the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions.

Bloomberg adds that according to Chan researchers are working to determine the exact link between the virus and birth defects such as microcephaly, which causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and potential developmental problems. “The possible links, only recently suspected, have rapidly changed the risk profile of Zika, from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions,” Chan told members of the WHO executive board in Switzerland.

One way in which the Zika virus is comparable to Ebola is that in both cases there is no vaccine and it could take years before one is available.

Another way the Ebola scenario could come back with a vengeance is that the WHO said that it expects the infection to eventually become common in the U.S. Travelers from countries with outbreaks have already been diagnosed on their return to America.

A report from Reuters confirmed this, when it noted that according to the WHO, the Zika virus may affect "between three million and four million people."

The WHO's director-general said the spread of the mosquito-borne disease had gone from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions.
Marcos Espinal, an infectious disease expert at the WHO's Americas regional office, said: "We can expect 3 to 4 million cases of Zika virus disease". He gave no time frame.

The WHO also added that it wants to prevent inappropriate trade or travel limits due to Zika, but it may be too late for that:

The WHO said it is working to increase surveillance and diagnosis of the virus to spot new cases. Public health officials may also work on methods of mosquito control, hoping to control the virus’s spread by reducing the vector it uses to travel from host to new victim.

 

That could be difficult because of the El Nino weather pattern, Chan said, which will bring unusually heavy rains, creating puddles and pools where the bugs can breed.

 

The new threat is that the virus, which has long been present in Africa and equatorial Asia, has spread to 23 countries in the Americas, according to the WHO. While many populations where the virus has long been present have immunity, that’s not the case in newly affected areas, which has raised the agency’s level of concern.

Without a vaccine or effective treatment, some countries have told women to put off getting pregnant for several years.

But the worst news from this outbreak may be for Brazil which has reported 3,893 suspected cases of microcephaly, the WHO said last week, more than 30 times more than in any year since 2010 and equivalent to 1-2 percent of all newborns in the state of Pernambuco, one of the worst-hit areas.

Workers in hazmat suits fumigate the Sambadrome ahead of Carnival celebrations in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.

It is so bad that Brazil has warned the viral outbreak may affect the 2016 Summer Olympics, with the government admitting that it has been a formidable fight. Earlier this week, Brazilian Health Minister Marcelo Castro said the country was losing the battle.

Rio's authorities have been particularly alarmed by the statement, as the city, usually a hotspot for dengue, will receive hundreds of thousands of visitors during the upcoming Carnival and the Olympic Games set to open in August.

The anxiety over the spread of the Zika virus has become international after several Latin American countries reported hundreds of Zika cases.

Earlier this week, the United States reported its first microcephaly case related to the Zika virus. The mother of the infected baby has been to Latin America. Some countries have issued alerts warning pregnant women not to travel to Zika-affected regions.

Will the Zika panic reach Ebola proportions? For now the story has been mostly contained domestically, however several more Zika cases on US soil and the fear and loathing of October 2014 may quickly repeat once again.

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Id fight Gandhi's picture

What happened to the old ebola? Was fear mongering headlines then proof nothing. Why should we care?

 

Good thing they cured HIV haven't heard about aids in years.

 

NoDebt's picture

Microcephaly:  "abnormal smallness of the head, a congenital condition associated with incomplete brain development."

Half the country already has this, what's a few more matter?

The_Juggernaut's picture

I have no idea, but I do know that the government needs more power to deal with it.

Father Thyme's picture
Father Thyme (not verified) The_Juggernaut Jan 28, 2016 11:35 AM

Zikacrats.

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) Father Thyme Jan 28, 2016 11:41 AM

Thanks Obama, Thanks Ryan, More Infected rapefugees is what America needs.

1000 splendid suns's picture

Another man made disease to push another vaccine.

keep ginning up fear in the name of profits.

Xibalba's picture

A disease that renders moms infertile?  In 3rd world countries?!??  Sounds like BILL GATES' fantasy come true! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WQtRI7A064

Utah_Get_Me_2's picture

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/

Very insightful and infuriating article by the great Jon Rappoport on the 'Zika virus'

WTFRLY's picture

A Joo World Order special. Don't be confused.

__Usury__'s picture
__Usury__ (not verified) WTFRLY Jan 28, 2016 12:19 PM

que the zika czar

Bumpo's picture

Zika from South America?  Then by all means, leave the borders wide open!

BLOTTO's picture

 

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Maybe its the new Tdap vaccine introduced in Brasil?

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Or what the GMO mosquito's Gates released to combat the very disease?

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Dental Floss Tycoon's picture

Is the dreaded Zika virus another giant scam?

read more here:

https://goo.gl/bLShJH

 

Son of Loki's picture

I did happen to notice the new Hispanic fellow mowing my lawn had a rather tiny head.

Four chan's picture

the planet is trying to tell man something.

The Blank Stare's picture

Last time I heard of people being born with small heads was Hiroshima and Nagasaki...Fukuzika.

giggler321's picture

You've been watching to much Ripley's Believe It Or Not

SixIsNinE's picture

yep - like ebola

check this comment from the dailymail article about the zika   :

Certainly cannot be ruled out. The link to the Zika virus is purely correlative, at this point, not causative. Hmm...where have I heard that before...oh, yes, vaccines and every single reported adverse effect. Yet anyone claiming the correlative link is important is then ridiculed into oblivion. So why should anyone spend a moment taking this correlative link seriously? I am willing to bet the common factor in all of these pregnancies is the TDAP vaccine administered to the mothers at about 20 weeks -- same standard that the U.S. uses. I won't be surprised when 'Zika' spreads to the U.S. and causes the same birth defects. (A little TDAP, Zika virus, and something horrific in the vaccine needle and no one will be the wiser.)

 

NOW Check this : 

Millions of Americans infected with Retroviruses from Contaminated Vaccines   https://youtu.be/OqqDF_KI5yI

 

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They did not want to alarm you. They didn’t want to induce a panic, or a rebellion against the use of vaccines. They didn’t want to send shock waves through the conventional medical care system and the pharmaceutical industry that would threaten their profits. They didn’t want to risk a public panic among people needing blood transfusions. They didn’t want to disturb the resolve of Big Pharma and political leaders working to pass mandatory vaccination laws. They didn’t want to interfere with the full implementation of genetically engineered crops. They didn’t want to lay the groundwork for numerous class action lawsuits from people who were harmed or who will be harmed in the next 20 to 30 years as the retroviruses continue to multiply in the bodies of infected persons.

Ultimately, government leaders didn’t want us to be able to make informed decisions regarding the true risks associated with certain therapies – they preferred to keep us all in the dark. They just wanted to cover up the whole mess and act as if it never happened – but it did happen, and millions of Americans are now suffering from a plague of modern diseases that were once rare or non-existent. A MUST LISTEN! A MUST SHARE!!

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Seek_Truth's picture

Lesson:

Stay away from vaccines.

SMG's picture

Strangely this disease does fit into the the Oligarchs plan for population reduction. 

L Bean's picture

There was also a Flu Vaccine campaign which immediately preceded.

 

 

thinkmoretalkless's picture

Diversity! Spread
the misery

Captain Debtcrash's picture
Captain Debtcrash (not verified) __Usury__ Jan 28, 2016 12:26 PM

Ebola? Really?  Zika isn't fatal...ever!!!  Likening it to ebola is a bit provocative to say the least. 

More Ammo's picture

Drain Bamage is not fatal?  Too Bad.

cossack55's picture

The proof is in the CONgress

Tall Tom's picture

The proof is his post.

 

So I am hoping that his kids or grandkids  suffer massive head injuries with the consequential irreversible brain damage as a result of an auto accident...

 

As he has no empathy I am not expecting that he will feel much of anything at all...until he has to PAY THE BILLS and for the lifetime care once the Insurance settlements are depleted.

 

That psychopath, as well as all others who validated that post, deserve it.

 

Is that funny? Yes, 

 

 

Max Cynical's picture

I think Tyler(s) is referencing the hysteria not the lethality.

Lost My Shorts's picture

The world will end not in fire, nor in ice, but in tiny heads.

mkhs's picture

When were tiny brains ever a discriminating factor for higher office?

walküre's picture

Well, something has got to give. Europe is building fences and Gaddafi is dead. Either this virus or more military dictators or both. Otherwise you can kiss your way of life good bye.

1st world can't afford to wait for the 3rd world to realize that it's not about quantity but quality.

NumNutt's picture

Reason number 5,019,392 to build that fence along the southern border.

Son of Loki's picture

You sound so xenophobic, homophobic, anti-environment, rayciss, Nazi and ... so on and so forth.

 

I bet you want to keep the rapefugees out of Europe too?

mkkby's picture

Don't worry, the kenyan nigger can solve this problem with another executive order.  Go away mosquitos... your friend, barry.

PTR's picture

After that, special permission to leave the country, perhaps.  Perhaps?

Wolfbay's picture

Diversity is important even with diseases. It's part of the process of becoming a multicultural third world nation.

Antifaschistische's picture

It would be terrible if this disease made it to Washington DZika.

Abitdodgie's picture

It has absolutely nothing to do with the vaccinations they have been giving these pregnant women , no pattern whatsoever .

peddling-fiction's picture

I heard an expert say that they are 10 years from achieving a vaccine for Zika.

Let`s see if someone suddenly appears with a ZIKA vaccine in 2016. /s

Utah_Get_Me_2's picture

No connection to the GM mosquitos and ungodly amount of dangerous pesticides used in Brazil with regards to the tiny, deformed heads of infants... /s 

 

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/

Trogdor's picture

No connection to the GM mosquitos

My thoughts exactly.  They've been releasing GM mosquitos for a while - no telling what kind of genetic iterations have been going on.  Even GM researchers admit that they will "theorize" that a mod they make will affect one genome and it ends up affecting 80 or more.  Yay scientists.

New Gene Editing Technology Promises Most Monumental Advance of Humankind into the Future

(If you can read that and not "get" the implications for biological warfare - especially using mosquitos as a vector - you're not paying attention.)

weburke's picture

I no longer post due to the educated posters. yous guys are up to date

new game's picture

nothing to add, all good on comments-thanks...

bitchez!

mkhs's picture

yous.  Are you Western PA based?  I haven't heard that for a while./