Calm down Zika people, calm down

The northeastern state of Pernambuco in Brazil is at the center of that country’s epidemic of babies being born with shrunken heads and damaged brains—a birth defect known as microcephaly.

The world’s scientists, doctors, public health officials, political leaders, and media outlets are all giddily lining up behind the theory that the Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitos, is the culprit behind the epidemic, even though that virus has been around for more than a half century and has seldom been known to cause serious symptoms. The virus has not been associated with microcephaly.

The CDC itself acknowledges… “About one in five people infected with Zika will get sick. For people who get sick, the illness is usually mild. For this reason, many people might not realize they have been infected. … Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. … The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes).”

So what has suddenly changed to make Zika almost akin to Ebola? Read the headlines… the sky is falling. Maybe nothing at all has changed with the virus. Maybe people just aren’t looking in the right places, because they’ve already got it in their heads that they’ve snagged the culprit. Done. Hey, but how’s about them pesticides? Ever wonder about the use of pesticides in Pernambuco?

(Remember DDT in the US and the tens of thousands of cases of paralysis it caused during the second half of the 1940s and first half of the 1950s? Remember how we thought it was all due to mosquitoes spreading the dreaded poliovirus, when in fact it was the pesticides the government and households were spraying on everything, including children in pools and picnic areas? Remember the cute jingle… ““DDT Is Good For Me-e-e!”)

Clippings from a Reuters article titled “Why Brazil has a big appetite for risky pesticides” last year:

<< In 2012, Brazil passed the United States as the largest buyer of pesticides. This rapid growth has made Brazil an enticing market for pesticides banned or phased out in richer nations because of health or environmental risks. >>

<< At least four major pesticide makers – U.S.-based FMC Corp., Denmark’s Cheminova A/S, Helm AG of Germany and Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta AG – sell products here that are no longer allowed in their domestic markets. … Among the compounds widely sold in Brazil: paraquat, which was branded as “highly poisonous” by U.S. regulators. >>

<< Brazilian regulators warn that the government hasn’t been able to ensure the safe use of agrotóxicos, as herbicides, insecticides and fungicides are known in Portuguese. In 2013, a crop duster sprayed insecticide on a school in central Brazil. The incident, which put more than 30 schoolchildren and teachers in the hospital, is still being investigated. >>

<< Screenings by regulators show much of the food grown and sold in Brazil violates national regulations. Last year, Anvisa completed its latest analysis of pesticide residue in foods across Brazil. Of 1,665 samples collected, ranging from rice to apples to peppers, 29 percent showed residues that either exceeded allowed levels or contained unapproved pesticides. >>

<< Since 2007, when Brazil’s health ministry began keeping current records, the number of reported cases of human intoxication by pesticides has more than doubled, from 2,178 that year to 4,537 in 2013. The annual number of deaths linked to pesticide poisoning climbed from 132 to 206. Public health specialists say the actual figures are higher because tracking is incomplete. >>

<< “This is a giant laboratory for the worst of industrial-scale agriculture,” says Raquel Rigotto, a physician and sociologist at the Federal University of Ceará in Fortaleza, the state capital. Rigotto says her research team has found traces of many pesticides in water taps in the area, and a higher rate of cancer deaths there than in towns nearby with little farming. >>

<< In 2013, the last year figures are available, Brazilian buyers purchased $10 billion worth, or 20 percent of the global market. Since 2008, Brazilian demand has risen 11 percent annually – more than twice the global rate. >>

It could be Zika. Or… it could be any one or many of the more than a dozen highly toxic and controversial pesticides—most of which are banned around the world, but not in Brazil. It could be Zika, or it could be Paraquat, or it could be Furadan, or any number of other poisons contaminating the soil, the water, the food and the air.

— Marco Cáceres

10 thoughts on “Calm down Zika people, calm down

  1. Just read that Agent Orange is being used for deforestation, as it is less obvious than burning. Areal shots show acres and acres dying off. Id you see pictures of Vietnamese children who have been exposed to Agent Orange, they look like what you describe.


  2. How about investigating if there was any contamination (in the at the same time of this occurrence), the mandated for all pregnant women in Brazil, Tdap vaccine? Why is it they can not confirm the cause of those serious birth defects. How infested would the mosquito’s need to be to have transmitted any such virus? Zika virus was by the way discovered in 1947 in Uganda, by the Rockefeller Foundation. And why was there recorded occurrence of and no story on these said caused birth defects, until recently?


    In 1947, disease hunters from the Rockefeller Foundation were in Uganda, studying yellow fever using rhesus macaque monkeys. The animals were placed in cages that were perched in trees in the Zika Forest (meaning “overgrown” in the Luganda language). On April 18, 1947, one of the Asian Rhesus monkeys took ill with a previously unknown virus, which the researchers dubbed Zika. In a lab in Entebbe, the Rockefeller scientists injected the new virus into mice, which then developed the feverish illness, thereby proving the virus they had discovered was the cause of the disease. The first human case of Zika fever was identified in Nigeria in 1954.

    See more at:

    Summary of Recent Zika Virus Developments

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    1. I agree with you- and I m translating into Icelandic about the vaccine connection… Hope they not close my blog after that ( not first time they try stop my articles but got away with it this time I was not allowed to publish article in August 2015 about HPV vaccines in the biggest newspaper in Iceland and they also own the blog I use. They cancelled my friends subscription to to and closed his blog..
      So much for free speech and press in Iceland –


  3. What about the other central and southern American countries that are having supposed outbreaks linked to mosquitos carrying the zika virus? Do these cases also have neurological conditions associated? Just curious about this and haven’t found the info.


  4. Just to be clear, there are babies being born with microcephaly in countries that have not mandated Dtap in the first trimester of pregnancy (El Salvador is one). There are also cases in Colombia. So right now, it could be a pesticide effect, since most Latin American countries use them–and there could have been changes in formulations recently that we are unaware of; it could be the GM mosquitoes, and what about if the GM mosquitoes have somehow mutated the Zika virus to cause microcephaly? I can’t think why the virus would have suddenly mutated after so many years of not causing microcephaly, without any “help”.


  5. zika is fraud. 4000 cases of microcephaly this number reduced to 270 zika suspects and only 8 confirmed with zika with microcefaliar
    cases of zika is the northeast region of Brazil. There decades in Africa and has no reporting microcefaliar in Africa.

    Brazil has 205 million people on average have less 300 cases. US averages 2500 to 25,000 per year. 86% of the cases concentrated northeastern Brazil and not in the whole Brazil which in northeast signal is concentrated where more cases of zika and microcefaliar in Brazil and which has more cases of anomaliar where transgenic mosquitoes were played.
    “Workers Party” PT “which is the feminist movement and the government is interested in legalizing abortion in general Brazil ……. they will get in the coming months in the Supreme Court with federal safety mandate to legalize abortion by the Supreme because the national congress did not pass. the same government that prohibits pilular cancer not expect anything else, since the voters of Rousseff believe she’s doing good of Brazil.
     The President of Brazil Dilma wants to use combat the mosquito that transmits dengue and zika etc …. to distract the people, because your government is in the news involved in several corruption scandals involving members of his party and allies arrested for corruption and the process impeachment in the coming months. use mosquito fight to distract the people, but many Brazilians have already agreed to it.

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     of Rio Grande do Sul The government suspended on Saturday (13) the use of water for human consumption pyriproxyfen larvicide used to stop the development of mosquito larvae Aedes aegypti, the transmitter zika virus. The product is manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical.

    science site belying Humbug zika:

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