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GMO mosquitoes could be cause of Zika outbreak, critics say
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02-01-2016, 04:49 PM #1
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Quote: The latest contagious virus freaking out the globe, particularly women worried about birth defects, may have been caused by the presence of genetically-modified mosquitoes (GMMs) in Brazil.

With international health experts convening in Geneva to discuss possible cures for the Zika virus, questions are being raised as to whether they are actually to blame.

In mid-2012, British biotech company Oxitec released the super bugs with the aim of reducing the overall mosquito population that spreads dengue fever, the Zika virus, and chikungunya in northeast Brazil.

critics also suggest that in the absence of studies into the potential knock-on effects of this in these mutated mosquitoes, it’s possible they could in fact thrive in the wild with unknown mutations taking place in GMMs, which in turn could worsen the spread the Zika virus.

“Mosquitoes are food for lots of animals. We would still want to see studies of when birds and bats and amphibians eat these genetically modified animals,” Jaydee Hanson, a senior policy analyst at the US-based Center for Food Safety, told Bloomberg News. “They’re introducing into the ecosystem some genetic constructs that have never been there before.”

Read more: https://www.rt.com/news/330728-gmo-mosqu...ika-virus/

02-01-2016, 05:13 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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This could become very dangerous if widespread. This is the stuff of depopulation advocates dreams.

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02-01-2016, 06:15 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Well it's at the very least a really suspicious coincidence 13.gif
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02-01-2016, 06:26 PM #4
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Yes it is. I wonder if they knew this would happen?
02-01-2016, 09:18 PM #5
Octo Mother Superior
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I'm not sure how long the Zika virus has been present in South America. It's African in origin. I can't imagine the virus would only now have jumped after centuries of sea travel between continents.

It's just very suspicious with this explosion of ZIka virus infections 13.gif
02-01-2016, 09:52 PM #6
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Quote:Disease outbreaks hitchhiking in the innards of mosquitoes, like the Zika virus currently racing across South and Central America, are likely to become increasingly frequent and far-reaching, public health experts say. Climate change, along with growing urbanization and the rise of international shipping and travel, will stretch the insects’ range and access to large human populations.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/...20092765=1

In the article above, they do mention one mosquito colony has adapted to colder weather. So, there is a possibility of this spreading northward.

Also, I read that the Brazilian gov't spraying pesticides to combat this threat, but I wonder what these poisons will do to the already dwindling bird populations (which eat mosquitos).
02-03-2016, 06:55 AM #7
Screaming Yellow Zonkers Member
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They're claiming genetically modified mosquitos will also be the fix for this nonsense.
If Margaret Chan of WHO is speaking, it's BULLSHIT to instill fear. I believe nothing about pandemics if it comes from WHO.

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02-03-2016, 07:08 AM #8
Octo Mother Superior
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Texas Zika case raises concerns that virus can be transmitted sexually

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnew...ually.html

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Stellah Show this Post
02-03-2016, 07:16 AM #9
Stellah Incognito Anonymous
 
This being a conspiracy type forum shoud have this tidbit included...


his web site was attacked (I do not know exactly when) and all the high quality zika coverage was removed and replaced with totally unsupported and stupid ranting. I have mostly finished repairing this from backups now.

Original FULLY REFERENCED zika info now re-posted for those who missed it

NEW Tdap VACCINE THAT DESTROYS BABIES WHILE THE MOTHER IS PREGNANT HAS BEEN RELEASED, AND THE RESULTS ARE DEVASTATING

RED ALERT: A NEW TAINTED Tdap VACCINE HAS SUDDENLY CAUSED THOUSANDS OF BABIES IN BRAZIL TO BE BORN WITH FAR UNDERSIZED BRAINS IN THE PAST TWO MONTHS ALONE

"when these facts are added to the fact that the Zika virus has never done anything prior but cause a mild cold, suddenly blaming it for thousands of shrunken baby brains is outright medical fraud."
Here is an updated version of the original report, which got wiped out:

Permalink Numerous hacks were also fixed in the permanent report.
http://82.221.129.208/zika.html
wut she said Show this Post
02-03-2016, 07:22 AM #10
wut she said Incognito Anonymous
 
02-03-2016, 07:28 AM #11
Octo Mother Superior
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Interesting

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02-03-2016, 02:02 PM #12
Kreeper Griobhtha
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Keep in mind this is only a problem for fetuses.


So do the right thing and quit getting pregnant.


Then we can make up for the lower birthrate by bringing in MORE "SYRIAN" REFUGEES!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
02-03-2016, 04:11 PM #13
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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That's the cure for everything isn't it. coffeetime.gif

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02-03-2016, 04:29 PM #14
Kreeper Griobhtha
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(02-03-2016, 04:11 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  That's the cure for everything isn't it. coffeetime.gif

Death cures everything except death.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
02-03-2016, 04:46 PM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Yes it does.

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