INTERNATIONAL: Studies show pesticides not Zika may be responsible for microcephaly

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 A Brazilian mother and her 5-month-old daughter with microcephaly. Experts are not yet sure whether Zika is the cause of a sudden surge in babies born in Brazil with the birth defect. Photo credit: NY Times

A Brazilian mother and her 5-month-old daughter with microcephaly. Experts are not yet sure whether Zika is the cause of a sudden surge in babies born in Brazil with the birth defect. Photo credit: NY Times

CARIBBEAN360 – The absence of microcephaly in several countries impacted by the Zika virus raises serious questions about the assumed connection between Zika and microcephaly, according to a new study.

Scientists have been warning about the potential effects of Zika infection during pregnancy, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealing that Zika is linked to severe foetal brain defects such as microcephaly, as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome and other neurological complications.

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine nevertheless showed that there were no microcephaly cases found among almost 12,000 pregnant Colombian women who tested positive for Zika virus infections.

This finding was in stark contrast to the large number of confirmed cases of microcephaly in Brazil, where over 1,500 cases have been documented.

At the same time, four cases of Zika and microcephaly were reported in Colombia for women who were symptomless for Zika infections and therefore not included in the study.

The Zika and microcephaly cases that were not part of the study indicate that there are many more pregnancies affected by Zika without symptoms.

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4 comments

  1. so we have been lied to.........i wonder what others lies have we been fed?

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  2. reality check!!

    that is more accepted pesticide vs mosquito....

    well i always said it's not a mosquito that causing all of this... i dont know what exactly but i never agreed with mosquito and zika farless the gunya.... the dengue i accept ... same mosquito for dengue , chikungunya, now zika.... be wise people do your research .... how can a mosquito be soooooo powerful to cause an unborn baby's head to be sooo small then later they saying zika can be spread sexually ... what really is it??????? the misinformation is always a cover up ....listen closely the next madness that comes along they will blame it on the mosquito.....
    stop keeping the people in darkness for crying out loud!!! more and more people are becoming more intelligent and wise .. that's why not even news makes sense... it's a he say she say they say that aint ending.....and most times makes no sense....

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  3. the chemistry industry have the enormous finance and influence to spread misinformations to cover up. usual the consumer on the end is the looser.

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  4. so what i want to know is what stupidness our health officials have to say about this now with all the information on zika they have been giving us.

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