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GM Mosquitoes May Be Responsible For Zika Virus Outbreak

GM mosquitoes released in Brazil last year may be responsible for the recent Zika virus outbreak

A batch of GM mosquitoes released in Brazil earlier in 2015 completely decimated the local mosquito population, and may be responsible for the current outbreak of the deadly Zika virus spreading the globe. 

According to a reddit user, mankind’s arrogance may have well and truly backfired on us:

Here is Oxitec back in 2015 proudly announcing that their GM mosquito has decimated the local mosquito population in a field trial:

Releases of the genetically engineered Oxitec mosquito, commonly known as ‘Friendly Aedes aegypti’, reduced the dengue mosquito population in an area of Juazeiro, Brazil by 95%, well below the modelled threshold for epidemic disease transmission.

Here is a map showing where Juazeiro is located:

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Here is a map showing where all the deformed babies are being born:

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Zika was first confirmed in Brazil in may of 2015, but had been seen in other nations before. Question: Why didn’t it cause an epidemic of birth defects in any other countries? How exactly would you miss a tenfold increase in children born with most of their brain missing? Zika in Brazil does not seem to behave like the Zika we were familiar with before.

How could the Zika catastrophe be linked to genetically modified mosquitoes?

The OX513A strain of male mosquitoes released in Juazeiro creates larvae that normally die in the absence of antibiotics, which is supposed to help decimate wild mosquito populations when these males are released in the wild. Problem here being of course, that “life, uh, finds a way”. An estimated 3-4% of the larvae survive to adulthood in the absence of the tetracycline antibiotic. These larvae should then be free to go on and reproduce and pass on their genes. In fact, they may be the only ones that are passing on their genes in places that have their wild mosquito population decimated by these experiments.

What is the effect on these mosquitoes that grow up with a mutilated genome? It is thought that this should introduce a fitness cost, that is, they should have greater difficulty surviving. What do we know about these mosquitoes? Has adequate research ever been done on how a genetically mutilated mosquito copes with viral infections? Could the mosquito be more susceptible to certain pathogens, that it then passes on to humans? If a pathogen like the Zika virus can thrive in the mosquito without restraint, it could evolve into something far more dangerous than its original incarnation, pulling the lever on the slot machine with every replication until it hits the genetic jackpot.

Is it too much to ask for a moratorium on these type of genetic experiments?

Source: Reddit.com

  • ang

    “Anonimous says:

    January 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I’m from Brazil and I know some people in the medical community. And what they are really pointing out as the main suspected reason for the increase of cases of Microcephaly in the country was a new batch of a tetanus vaccine. This vaccine was given to the pregnant women in Brazil and most of those vaccines were distributed to Pernambuco the state with more cases. When the Microcephaly cases started, the lab responsible for the production of this vaccine removed all the vaccines from the market. And the government apparently is covering up by pointing the Zika virus as probable cause. Then I ask:

    Where is the relation between Zika Virus and Microcephaly? (When there are cases of people who didn’t have Zika yet had children with Microcephaly)

    Zika Virus occur in Africa and Asia since the 50’s and there is no relation between these disease and Microcephaly

  • ang

    “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedule was updated in January, 2013 to recommend that a dose of Tdap vaccine be administered to all pregnant women during each pregnancy whether or not they have received the vaccine previously.

    … There have not been definitive studies on the efficacy and safety of this vaccine. … The Tdap vaccine contains aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 and may contain traces of thimerosal. Polysorbate 80 (also known as Tween 80) has been shown to cause infertility in animals.

    Parenteral injection of aluminum has been shown to cause neurotoxicity. Thimerosal contains 50% mercury by weight. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen. Formaldehyde is a human carcinogen and highly toxic to all animals.

    … Is it safe to infect Tdap in a pregnant female? Nobody knows. Again, no studies have been done to ensure that the vaccine is safe.”

    ― David Brownstein, MD

    https://idsent.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/jumping-the-gun-on-the-zika-microcephaly-connection/

    • http://www.lonewolfwoman.com wolfendenpackleader

      we used Formaldehyde to preserve specimens in science and medical classes. The main reason it is in almost everything, thanks G.W. Bush and the FDA is becasue the person who profits from it can make it cheap, even though it is not safe, you can find it in everything from shampoo to baby formula and vaccines. Nice going. SO when it kills you, your body should be preserved no need to embalm you when you die.

  • ang

    4,000 babies all deformed………….. 100% of mothers got the dtap shot, 2 out of 4,000 showed positive for zika? Hello??? anyone catch the obvious thing here? All pregnant women got dtap, starting May 2015, October 2015,, suddenly no explanation, no build up, nothing 1200 babies a month born with same birth deformity………….. now one needs to wonder about all the other birth deformities, suddenly happening because ALL THE MOTHERS GOT A DTAP…. Merck et al, trying to cover the fact that anyone vaccinated with dtap, since 1995, can and will be a vaccinated SYMPTOMLESS CARRIER, they spread it , over and over, 8 weeks plus, after every exposure to whooping cough,,,,,,,,,, FDA report 2013……… on the net…………………… so what do they do? vaccinting newborns kills them, wow, how about we vaccinated the babies before birth……………… BIGGEST EXPERIMENT IN HISTORY……….. LAB RATS……………… 4,000 already, disabled babies due to pre vaccination, before birth, another 1200 per month,,,,,,,,,, yes this will infect USA< Australia, but these women, had a choice, Brazil, mandatory!!!!!!! Yes of course Mr Merck (alias Zika) will infect the world, but only those women who had dtap in pregnancy,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, strange that?

  • ang

    https://idsent.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/tdap-vaccinations-for-all-pregnant-women-in-brazil-mandated-in-late-2014/

    dap Vaccinations for All Pregnant Women in Brazil Mandated in Late 2014

    January 24, 2016

    • http://www.lonewolfwoman.com wolfendenpackleader

      look to who benefits $$$.

  • ang

    “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) immunization schedule was updated in January, 2013 to recommend that a dose of Tdap vaccine be administered to all pregnant women during each pregnancy whether or not they have received the vaccine previously.

    … There have not been definitive studies on the efficacy and safety of this vaccine. … The Tdap vaccine contains aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 and may contain traces of thimerosal. Polysorbate 80 (also known as Tween 80) has been shown to cause infertility in animals.

    Parenteral injection of aluminum has been shown to cause neurotoxicity. Thimerosal contains 50% mercury by weight. Mercury is a known neurotoxin and carcinogen. Formaldehyde is a human carcinogen and highly toxic to all animals.

    … Is it safe to infect Tdap in a pregnant female? Nobody knows. Again, no studies have been done to ensure that the vaccine is safe.”

    ― David Brownstein, MD

    https://idsent.wordpress.com/2016/01/23/jumping-the-gun-on-the-zika-microcephaly-connection/

  • ang

    So you believe the mosquito bullshit, why??????????????? do you have a brain, then use it!

  • jesse

    Thanks for the theories. Good to voice them by phone on upcoming CDC conference:
    On CDC website, you are given number to call and listen into
    telebriefing tomorrow on Zika virus updates; gives pass code to join the
    call. States call in 10 minutes before start of briefing. Press 1 to
    ask questions.

    Callers need to ask about connection to these
    modified mosquitoes that were released. It will then be on the
    transcript and more people aware of it.

  • jesse

    Thursday, January 28, 2016, 11pm EST,

    CDC-NIAID Telebriefing: Zika 101

    Dial-In

    Media: 888-946-3811 | Non-Media: 800-369-3122 | International: 630-395-0174 | Passcode: CDC Media

    from [link to http://www.cdc.gov]

    seems like a crazy time to have a briefing, but I’ll be sure to try to call in.

  • MJ

    You’ve got the science wrong. The 3-4% of mosquitoes that remain are the local mosquitoes, not the transgenics. That said, it is theoretically possible that Oxitec created a genetic bottleneck and the remaining mosquitoes were genetically homogeneous – perhaps more susceptible to infection. It’s also possible that Zika virus replicated in the transgenics before they died. No published studies have assessed how viral genomes evolve in these transgenic mosquitoes. They may have selected a novel mutation.

  • http://www.lonewolfwoman.com wolfendenpackleader

    Shades of the movie Mimic and the Judas breed of genetically engineered insects created to kill roaches. Life imitating art ?
    It is much more likely that the vaccines are the cause of this and the bugs are a diversion.