Pregnant women should not panic about Zika- Dr. King

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Pregnant women should not panic about Zika- Dr. King
Dr. Stephen King
Dr. Stephen King

Despite several warnings by a number of international health agencies for women to guard against the Zika virus, Independent Senator Dr. Stephen King has said women here shouldn’t panic.

Dr. King, a former Chief Medical Officer, said the whole association between Zika and microcephaly is not yet scientifically proven and he would therefore urge women to be careful at this time.

“I don’t think we should make this assumption that because you have the Zika virus and you are pregnant, you are going to have a baby that is microcephalic or going to have some congenital anomaly,” the Senator said.

However, in some cases the virus has been linked to an increase in microcephaly in babies. Microcephaly results in babies being born with abnormally small heads, and often serious, and sometimes deadly, developmental delays.

Brazil has recorded 3,670 suspected cases of microcephaly since October. The rare defect in babies has been confirmed in almost 404 of those cases. The outbreak started in that South American country.

Meanwhile, stories of birth defects caused by Zika have drawn worldwide attention to the issue and sparked theological and scientific discussions, which has even caused the United States to issue travel warnings.

But Dr King said, “I think the jury is still out on that and in fact we know the majority of women even if they contract the Zika virus during pregnancy will not have a problem.”

Some health experts have argued that the Zika virus has been linked to birth defects in Brazil, but not in other countries where the virus has been detected.

For example, over 20,000 cases of Zika have been confirmed in Colombia but not a single case of microcephaly, or smaller than normal head size in infants have been recorded.

The United Nations has urged the countries most affected by the Zika virus, to allow women access to contraception and abortion, and women’s health advocate have been calling on countries to address the situation.

While there have not been any confirmed cases of the Zika virus in Saint Lucia as yet, several countries including neighbouring Martinique and Barbados have already recorded cases.

The Barbadian Government on Tuesday confirmed three cases of Zika in pregnant women, bringing to seven the number of people on the Caribbean island with the virus.

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  1. Dr Steohen King may well be right about Zika.

    Thanks for the link 'nudge' - very interesting.  Big Pharma have a lot to answer for.  Just like the Thalidomide drug introduced late 50s early 60s for easing morning sickness, which caused thousands of birth defects nearly worldwide.

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  2. Population control at its finest. You can't get the minorities to stop breeding so you kill of their offspring.

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      • YOU THINK? YOU MUST BE UNDER THE CONTROL OF THEM ALREADY. IT IS TO STOP POPULATION GROWTH OF MINORITIES.ITS BIOWEAPONERY. SCARE MOTHERS SO THEY DONT WANT TO REPRODUCE.
        SO DO YOU THINK PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS FREE JUST SO? THE RICH FUND THE ORGANISATION TO ENSURE MINORITIES HAVE BIRTH CONTROL, CONDOMS ETC SO THEY DONT REPRODUCE. LET ME SEE THEM GIVE YOU CANCER TREATMENTS FOR FREE THE SAME WAY UH. WONT HAPPEN. SO OPEN UP YOUR EYES AND DONT ONLY BELIEVE WHAT THEY FORCE YOU TO BELIEVE.
        EBOLA STOPPED BEING A THREAT THE MINUTE IT HIT THE US. SIP ON THAT

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  3. Also, the Zika virus, patently owned by the Rockefeller Foundation since 1947, has only ever caused flu-like symptoms lasting no longer than a week or so. Who, after 60 years now stand to gain from scaring folk into believing that it now causes Microcephaly in babies?

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  4. confusing... yes its true to keep the nation calm but the information is frightening and we must know all the facts!!

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  5. PLEASE DOC I KNOW YOU MEAN WELL BUT IF YOU DON'T HAVE A DEEP TRUST IN GOD THEN YOU ARE LEFT TO PANIC BOTH WOMEN AND MEN. THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T SEEM TO CARE OR TO UNDERSTAND OUR PLIGHT. IF YOU DON'T HAVE MONEY OR RESOURCES THEN YOUR LIFE IN THIS SYSTEM ISN'T WORTH MUCH. DOC WE ARE NOT NAIVE ZIKA IS STILL BEING RESEARCHED BUT TO TELL US THAT MICROCEPHALY IS NOT NECESSARILY CAUSED BY ZIKA IS NOT ENOUGH REASON TO ASK US NOT TO PANIC. YOU HAVE A VOICE SPEAK AGAINST THE FLAWS OF OUR MEDICAL SYSTEM. HELP TO ENSURE THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOES MORE TO SECURE OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS EVEN IF YOU MUST RESIGN FROM YOUR INDEPENDANT SENATOR ROLE (THAT WAY YOU CAN REALLY BE INDEPENDANT). WHEN YOU CAN TELL US NOT TO PANIC BECAUSE SYSTEMS ARE IN PLACE TO ENSURE THAT WE WILL GET GOOD HEALTH CARE THEN MAYBE WE WON'T PANIC BUT UNTIL THEN WHAT ARE WE TO DO?

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  6. More on the Zika Virus-Microcephaly Freak-out
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/more-on-the-zika-virus-microcephaly-freak-out/5506951

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