Is Zika Virus Or The Tdap Vaccine Causing Birth Defects In Brazil?

Zika Virus

The Zika virus has been known to infect people in Africa, South and Central America and Asia for more than 70 years without causing any birth defects.

The Brazilian government declared an emergency in December after 2,400 babies were found to be born with shrunken heads and brain defects believed to be linked to mosquitoes carrying the Zika Virus. The number of babies born with the defects has been rising significantly since then.

But could there be a link between the introduction of the Tdap vaccination that women in Latin America were urged to get before they were 22 weeks pregnant, and the birth of babies with these deformities called “Microcephaly” (literally ‘tiny head’)?

The following is an article from Brazilian shrunken head babies blog:

In late 2014, the Ministry of Health of Brazil announced the introduction of the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine for all pregnant women in that country as part of its routine vaccination program. The move was aimed at trying to contain the resurgence of pertussis in Brazil.

In December 2015, the Brazilian government declared an emergency after 2,400 Brazilian babies were found to be born with shrunken heads (microcephaly) and damaged brains since October.

Brazilian public health officials don’t know what is causing the increase in microcephaly cases in babies born in Brazil, but they are theorizing that it may be caused by a virus known as “Zika,” which is spread by mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti)—in the same way as is the West Nile virus.

The theory is largely based on the fact that they found the Zika virus in a baby with microcephaly following an autopsy of the dead child. The virus was also found in the amniotic fluid of two mothers whose babies had the condition.

Note that Zika is not a new virus; it has been around for decades. No explanation has been given as to why suddenly it could be causing all these cases of microcephaly. No one is seriously asking the question, “What has changed?”

There is no theorizing about the possibility that the cases of microcephaly could be linked to the mandating of the Tdap vaccine for all pregnant women in Brazil about 10 months earlier. The government has “assumed” the cause is a virus.

FACT—Drug companies did not test the safety and effectiveness of giving Tdap vaccine to pregnant women before the vaccines were licensed in the U.S. and there is almost no data on inflammatory or other biological responses to this vaccine that could affect pregnancy and birth outcomes.

FACT—According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adequate testing has not been done in humans to demonstrate safety for pregnant women and it is not known whether the vaccines can cause fetal harm or affect reproduction capacity. The manufacturers of the Tdap vaccine state that human toxicity and fertility studies are inadequate and warn that Tdap should “be given to a pregnant woman only if clearly needed.”

FACT—There are ingredients pertussis containing Tdap vaccine that have not been fully evaluated for potential genotoxic or other adverse effects on the human fetus developing in the womb that may negatively affect health after birth, including aluminum adjuvants, mercury containing (Thimerosal) preservatives and many more bioactive and potentially toxic ingredients.

FACT—There are serious problems with outdated testing procedures for determining the potency and toxicity of pertussis vaccines and some scientists are calling for limits to be established for specific toxin content of pertussis-containing vaccines.

FACT—There are no published biological mechanism studies that assess pre-vaccination health status and measure changes in brain and immune function and chromosomal integrity after vaccination of pregnant women or their babies developing in the womb.

FACT—Since licensure of Tdap vaccine in the U.S., there have been no well designed prospective case controlled studies comparing the health outcomes of large groups of women who get pertussis containing Tdap vaccine during pregnancy either separately or simultaneously compared to those who do not get the vaccines, and no similar health outcome comparisons of their newborns at birth or in the first year of life have been conducted. Safety and effectiveness evaluations that have been conducted are either small, retrospective, compare vaccinated women to vaccinated women or have been performed by drug company or government health officials using unpublished data.

FACT—FACT—The FDA has licensed Tdap vaccines to be given once as a single dose pertussis booster shot to individuals over 10 or 11 years old. The CDC’s recommendation that doctors give every pregnant woman a Tdap vaccination during every pregnancy—regardless of whether a woman has already received one dose of Tdap—is an off-label use of the vaccine.

FACT—Injuries and deaths from pertussis-containing vaccines are the most compensated claims in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and influenza vaccine injuries and deaths are the second most compensated claim.

FACT—A 2013 published study evaluating reports of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following vaccination in the U. S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) and in a European vaccine reaction reporting system found that pertussis containing DTaP was among the vaccines most frequently associated with brain inflammation in children between birth and age five.

Tdap is manufactured by two pharmaceutical companies: Sanofi Pasteur of France and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of the United Kingdom.

The Sanofi Pasteur product contains aluminum phosphate, residual formaldehyde, residual glutaraldehyde, and 2-phenoxyethanola, along with the following growth mediums and process ingredients: Stainer-Scholte medium, casamino acids, dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin, glutaraldehyde, formaldehyde, aluminum phosphate, modified Mueller-Miller casamino acid medium without beef heart infusion, ammonium sulfate, 2-phenoxyethanol, water for injection.

The GSK product contains aluminum hydroxide, sodium chloride, residual formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (Tween 80), along with the following growth mediums and process ingredients: modified Latham medium derived from bovine casein, Fenton medium containing bovine extract, formaldehyde, Stainer-Scholte liquid medium, glutaraldehyde, aluminum hydroxide.

Unsurprisingly, the Brazilian government announced on January 15, 2016 it will direct funds to a biomedical research center (Sao Paulo-based Butantan Institute) to help develop a vaccine against Zika. Development of the vaccine is expected to take 3-5 years. Again, no consideration to the irony that you may be developing a vaccine to address a problem that may have been CAUSED by a vaccine, and that that new vaccine may COMPOUND the problem No consideration to the possibility that the answer to the problem may not be to do MORE, but rather to do LESS (simply STOP giving Tdap to pregnant women).

The number of cases of microcephaly in Brazil has grown to 3,530 babies, as of mid-January 2016. Fewer than 150 such cases were seen in all of 2014.

  • commonlaw

    Evil Bill Gates- you are WANTED all over the world. Pure evil.

    • angela coral eisenhauer (fb)

      Bill Gates, kills people with polio vaccines, in area that has no polio……………… He vaccinates with acellular (failed pertussis vaccine), so that vaccinated carriers ie mothers and siblings infect their own babies…………… he vaccinates before birth, so the babies are deformed……………….. All backed up by WHO, CDC, FDA, government, pharma………………… evil profiteering satans, all of them………. typical bureaucracy, no one speaks the truth, not even when the reasons are blatantly obvious, and all available the real independent scientic reports, all on the net………………… still bureaucrats remain silent, the silence is DEAFENING!

  • joaoAT

    86% of cases of zika in northeastern Brazil is not in rio de janeiro. We were played where the transgenic mosquitoes Oxitec was where most cases occurred zika. would not cause the vaccine in women because majoritamente cases of microcefalia happen northeastern Brazil.

    • angela coral eisenhauer (fb)

      ?????? sorry i dont understand what you are saying……………. All the pregnant women got vaccinated with experimental dtap in pregnancy in May onwards………. Deformed babies began in October, very regular around 1200 per month, and this will continue (bar terminations), until July……. they withdrew the vaccine around end December.

      I worked in Pathology in Australia in 2010. When it was first discovered that the acellular dtap vaccine in use from 1998, was not only failing, but those without symptoms were carriers of pertussis. So siblings, mothers/fathers (if vaccinated within last 10 years), could and were carriers, no symptoms infecting their own babies. The babies got sick and often died. There was no unvaccinated carrier,,,,,,,,,,,, THE CARRIERS ARE ALL ACELLULAR PERTUSSIS VACCINATED.

      They cant vaccinate babies, cause it kills them, so how the hell do they hide the fact that newborn babies are being infected by fully vaccinated family members, without even signs of illness?
      Yep they could do throat swabs, but then that would be admitting that they knew the truth.
      OR< they can attempt the biggest experiment in history, on innocent victims, yep recommend vaccination BEFORE BIRTH, hoping the babies would be born immune to the virus, carried by their fully vaccinated mothers/fathers and siblings……………………….

      What do you think they chose to do?

      • Albert Donnay, MHS

        please give us a reference or link to your information about the Tdap being stopped for pregnant women in Dec 2015. I thought it had continued?

  • Tyranny Stopper

    wow, this info needs to go viral, stop the lies in their tracks by retaking the conversation over and correctly directing all to this truth

    good report

    • angela coral eisenhauer (fb)

      Vaccines were began en masse in May, in pregnant women …. previously no microcephaly, suddenly October ie 6 months after the vaccines began on pregnant mothers,………… 1200 babies per month, or thereabouts, very regular stats. The REASON they are attempting to vaccinate babies before birth (with no testing, trials anything, yep biggest experiment in history) is, that those vaccinated with acellular pertussis vaccine, ARE CARRIERS, WITH NO SYMPTOMS……………………….and I guess Brazil has around 95% vaccination rate, like most other countries?

      Instead of just stopping this horrific vaccine, and within 5 years there would no longer be vaccinated carriers: The frauds, ie government WHO, CDC, FDA, pharma:

      1. Cannot vaccinate newborn babies, as it kills them……… Vaccinated infant deaths at 2 mnths old are called SIDS.
      2. Mothers vaccinated, can not pass vaccine acellular pertussis antibodies on to their own infants, in maternal antibodies, nor breastmilk (UNLIKE REAL ANTIBODIES)………… Thus all newborns of vaccinated mothers are very very vulnerable.
      3. Those vaccinated in last 0-10 years, can and do carry pertussis, without getting sick, and spread pertussis to newborn babies (the ONLY vulnerable group).
      4. The next theory, ie to hide the truth, is to attempt to vaccinate babies before birth, so that their own parents, or siblings who are fully vaccinated carriers, can not infect them.

      So, no testing, no trials, no anything, suddenly Brazil, tries the biggest scientific experiment on the poor, yet again…………… the corruption is so blatant, that FDA, CDC, Governments, WHO, and pharma are covering the truth, to cover their corrupt arses, is disgusting……………………. but life never changes, I guess.

      All the scientific references can be found on my fb page.

      • Heather

        Would love to see your fb page.. How do I find it??

  • LastProphet


    The Zika hoax, same as ebola and the previous flus:

    Agendas range from the main agenda of global compulsory vaccination (global genocide) to stripping human cattle friom air travel.

    Although the “super virus pandemic” hoax hasn’t yet been used to fulfill its main agenda, it has already been useful advancing other agendas such as “human cattle stripped from air travel”:

    Diversion psy-ops

    “Bill Gates releases genetically modified mosquito in Brazil…guess what happened”:

    Psy-op makes people believe that the super virus pandemic is real, suggesting that it’s about the genocide in particular areas and groups (pregmant women in Brazil) to divert from the real weapon, the kill shot and the real target: every country.

    “Governments telling women of the region to not have children until 2018”:

    Psy-op to make peope believe that it’s about “Population control” and in its mildest form (voluntarily) diverting from global genocide by ,mandatory “vaccination”.

    Reductiionism: time span between launch and pointing out at the “solution”

    Many Months reduced to a few days: Contrast 2006, when the hoax was launched with the avian flu, with now Glaxo immediately announcing that it might already have the “vaccine”.

  • Cathy Ceigersmidt

    Excellent article! My only suggestion would be to add citation links to back up claims about studies and statistics.

    • Ravi K

      studies and statistics from the very same perpetrators of these crimes against humanity? novel idea, but I think common sense might be a better bet in this case.

      • Cathy Ceigersmidt

        Ha no I meant the author of the article shold imclude citations. It’s helpful to be able to refer readers to the mentioned studies in the article to back it up. I agree it’s common sense but for some that’s not enough proof.

  • angela coral eisenhauer (fb)

    individuals immunized with an acellular pertussis vaccine may be protected from disease, they may still become infected with the bacteria without always getting sick and are able to spread infection to others, including young infants who are susceptible to pertussis disease.

    direct quote

    • Dee Pol

      That is not what the report says, Angela.

      Post some reputable verifiable links to support your claim instead of misreporting information…

      • Nibs Niven

        Angela is correct; you are not. From the first paragraph of the study:

        “[acellular pertussis vaccines] may not prevent infection from the bacteria that causes whooping cough in those vaccinated or its spread to other people, including those who may not be vaccinated.”

        Perhaps you should spend more time on your comprehension skills and less time on making a fool of yourself.

  • Ravi K

    None of the Zika hype in the media and the wishy washy explanations made any sense at all since we know that the spread of the mosquito in that area has been the same since at least 1991. This article makes perfect sense. So once again the medical mucky mucks are “baffled” by the same “elephant in the room” (vaccines). that caused similar misery during the whole H1N1 scare and the rush to vaccinate pregnant women which resulted is a 4000% increase in fetal deaths. Vaccinating a pregnant woman is the dumbest F**king idea that anyone has ever come up with.

    • Melody Szabo

      Nonsense. Anti Vaxxers are causing untold human misery and the preventable deaths of thousands. This is not to say that parmaceuticals are killing people with inappropriate use of drugs, they are, and they must be put in their place under extremely strict government regulations and hefty fines and life sentences for executives who break the law and cause deaths.

      • AutismDadd

        Life sentences for Pharma executives who break the law, but its anti-vaxxers causing misery? Guess who makes the vaccines Melody?

      • Dennie75

        SV40 was in the previous polio vaccine that was linked to cancer. The cdc had info on their website before they took it down. Animals injected with it developed tumors. Alexander Horwin died at 2 1/2 of an SV40 cancer. His cord blood and parents tested negative for SV40. He received his polio shot in 1997. They added mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, and other junk to shots. Many healthy girls have died after the 1-3 Gardasil shots. They have paid billions to people through the vaccine injury compensation program.

      • Ravi K

        The nonsense is in this statement. Most people are waking up to the shocking truth that vaccine damage is more prevalent and has been downplayed and covered up for decades by everyone who stands to profit from them and that includes governments, medical establishments and corporations. You have to be living under a rock not to know this.

        Also I find it mildly amusing that you advocate stiff fines, jail time and oversight for drugs companies that manufacture drugs that kill but seem to not care that vaccine manufacturers who make vaccines that kill, maim and injure people for life are allowed to get away with anything as they are protected by lawsuits under the 1986 national childhood vaccine injury act.

      • Mrs Chattles

        I don’t know of nor have I heard of many thousands of people having died from the measles, mumps or chicken pox today. But I have heard of thousands of babies dropping dead from Sid’s and thousands of families being miserable having to cope with their damaged kids getting autism, fatal allergies etc. “coincidentally” after being vaccinated.
        I do question why was the vaccine schedule has changed ??? – in 1960 it was only 5 jabs and optional – today in 2016 it is a combination of “69” vaccines with many more in the pipe line and mandated. Also having grown up in the 50’s and 60’s we had never heard of autism or Sid’s.

      • Julia McAllister

        Number 3 cause of death in America. Medical Errors. But take that a step further. What about medical negligence? These vaccines have NEVER been tested on pregnant women. The entire schedule of vaccines has also never been tested. You can’t sue the vaccine manufacturers if the vaccine DOES harm yourself or your child or loved one. And they have. They have even paid out to a case against someone’s child developing Autism. They were found guilty. Suck that in.
        You can’t say no to vaccines without recourse. Doctors are abandoning patients who are not vaccinating, not because we are developing deadly diseases all over the country, but because we have no freedom of choice any more. You are sitting there and letting them inject your loved ones with vaccines that are not tested for safety and hoping for the best.

        If my child catches a disease, they will have modern medicine, something we didn’t have when these diseases originated. We have the ability to treat these diseases, maybe even cure them, but you are over here praising INEFFECTIVE at best vaccines that provide TEMPORARY at best immunity with failure rates that are ASTRONOMICAL. The Mumps vaccine has failed most obviously, the whooping cough vaccine is showing the same failures and your beloved HERD IMMUNITY isn’t even relevant because first of all: ITS NEVER BEEN PROVEN ONCE, in countries where their vaccination rate is nearly 100 percent, they are still seeing similar, if not worse breakouts of the same diseases we are seeing here in the US. The theory of herd immunity itself was developed by a man who said that he noted that when 60 percent of the population became ILL with a virus and achieved TRUE and permanent immunity to a disease that he noticed a sudden drop off in the disease, as if it were becoming eradicated. Then, mothers who had fought it off could feed their child breastmilk which would pass on the antibodies and protect children from these diseases for AS LONG AS THE MOTHER WAS NURSING at which point the toddler, or child, would be strong enough to fight off these diseases on their own. But that doesn’t exist anymore. Because of vaccines, we are losing the ability to protect our newborns from the actual diseases. Don’t take my word for that. A wonderful immunologist Tetyana Obukhanyk goes over this exact information, talking in detail about her discoveries on the total insane system that nature created that vaccines are screwing up for everyone by not allowing mothers to gain true, permanent immunity to pass on to their fragile infants.

        If you look at actual medical data from the time of these diseases primes, you will see exactly what he was describing, with vaccines being introduced after this decline and

  • Graceds

    Perhaps pesticides might be a factor?
    (Birth defects in Hawaii)

    “Brazil became in 2008 the world’s top consumer of agriculture pesticides (ahead of the US), and continues to use a range of dangerous pesticides banned in other countries…”

    • Melody Szabo

      That seems possible. Every pesticide in use is known to cause cancer.

  • Graceds

    Perhaps pesticides might be a factor?
    (Birth defects in Hawaii)

    “Brazil became in 2008 the world’s top consumer of agriculture pesticides (ahead of the US), and continues to use a range of dangerous pesticides banned in other countries…”

  • mpps

    What about the other countries that are seeing the increase as well? Did they all have mandatory or suggested vaccines?
    I would like to read some info on that as well

    • Hello

      as far as I know no other county in amerce has reported microcephaly in babies just zika illness. Do you know any country other than brazil that is linking microcephaly to zika.

    • sabelmouse

      what other countries?

  • Come2gether

    FACT – there is increasing evidence that the doctors were making mistakes in measurements. This compounded with hysteria created many false positives which, when remeasured one month later proved to be normal sized heads.

  • Liberty & Justice For All

    Interesting that the maker of the DTaP is also developing a vaccine for Zika:

    • AutismDadd

      Yep just like the Shingles Vaccine because the Chicken Pox vaccine has created a new illness rather than letting children have this mild illness and developing NATURAL immunity.

      • Agouti

        Shingles isn’t caused by the chicken pox vaccine. It is much older than that.

  • Tina

    Another lie, more fear mongering. Shots are causing this Zika!!

  • Dagfinn Klausen

    There is now a test for Zika Virus available from Germany. As Tdap vaccine is mandatory for pregnant Women in Brazil, so should this test be, so that any correlation between Zika and microcephaly can be properly documented. If this is not recommended by WHO, we can be quite sure that the vaccine is the suspected cause.

    By the way, is everybody aware that Zika Virus is registered Trademark of Rockefeller Foundation, and is available for sale on Internet?


    What I, personally, expect, is that WHO will recommend mandatory test for all travellers (royalty to Rockefellers), until there is a vaccine for Zika Virus (more royalty), and last but not least, there will be political pressure to allow abortion in Brazil, which today is illegal (population reduction/control). WHO may also suggest Zika is sexually transferrable and ask that people abstain form having sex (population reduction/control). The best of all, is that Brazil will experience lost income from tourism. As Brazil is part of BRICS, this will be an extra, “well deserved”, treat for TPTB…

  • Dagfinn Klausen

    What about not making the Tdap vaccine mandatory? The pregnant mothers of Brazil could, on an individual basis, decide whether they volunteer for a project, where they accept to receive, either the Tdap Vaccine, or a Placebo?
    Both groups accept to be tested for Zika, scientifically timed, during the Project.

    The cost, in my opinion, could be covered by the producing companies of the Tdap Vaccines, Sanofi Pasteur of France and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) of the United Kingdom, collectively with Rockefeller Foundation, who, supposedly, owns the rights to the Zika Virus.

    If not, money is already pouring into “fighting Zika”, from all WHO loyal Governments of the World!

  • HoustonGrandma

    Consider this, in view of the TDap given mothers in Brazil: Could the two be related some how? Could an effort to immunize mothers against their pregnancies have contributed to these poor babies?

  • MessiahMews

    Please get rid of the offending javascript that pops up before we even finish reading the article. Is it really necessary to data mine our emails for a newsletter? You already have a side bar option for that. Register For Free. Is that not enough? And we have to be bothered to X out of these things just to read an article. We, the computer and smartphone users are really tired of always having to fight off these things on websites. Aside from that, great and informative article.

  • Berbinas

    I don’t have time to dig through all the bullshit in this article, but I will address one point:

    You say, “Injuries and deaths from pertussis-containing vaccines are the most compensated claims in the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and influenza vaccine injuries and deaths are the second most compensated claim.”

    A quick look at the statistics DOES bear out that they ARE in fact the most compensated claims in raw numbers: from the beginning of 2006 through the end of 2014, a total of 197,385,086 doses of pertussis containing vaccine were given, of these, there were a total of 301 claims submitted, of which 118 were settled. This yields a 0.00015% incident rate. In only 1/100,000 of vaccines administered were claims submitted, of which 59/1,000,000 were paid settlements. It bears noting that pertussis containing vaccines are, by far, the most commonly administered vaccines in the world, dwarfed ONLY by flu.

    In the case of flu, by comparison, in the same time period, 1,078,000,000 doses were administered, of which 1,463 resulted in claims, of which 1,080 were paid. These numbers yield a net 0.000136% and 0.000100% respectively.

    This isn’t journalism, it’s scare-mongering. You’d do better to read a science text book and this nonsense. I realize you are entirely in thrall to an agenda, but as someone who has given their life to providing for the health of the public, I just had to say something.

    Let her rip.

  • Feli

    “The Zika virus has been known to infect people” – this is what we’ve been told and it should be questioned as well. There is no science behind this claim. Check the original papers on the so-called “isolation” of Zika.

  • Satanists are Evil

    Look at ONE variable of Tdap (Dtap) Vaccines – produced using ABORTED/MURDERED FETUS – San*fi is suspected of monopolizing the Asian market! Also many other Tdap and other Vaccines are using pig/monkey/cow/dog cells too!

    At –


    Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed,

    Inactivated Poliovirus and Haemophilus b Conjugate (Tetanus Toxoid

    Conjugate) Vaccine



    Sanofi Pasteur, Inc.

    July 2011


    aluminum phosphate, formaldehyde, gutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxethanol, Mueller’s
    Growth Medium, Mueller-Miller casamino acid medium (without beef heart
    infusion), Stainer-Scholte medium, casamino acids, dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin),
    MRC-5 cells, CMRL 1969 medium (supplemented with calf serum), ammonium sulfate,



    Possible Ingredients*

    Medical Research Council 5, human diploid cells (cells containing two
    sets of chromosomes) derived from the normal lung tissues of a
    14-week-old male fetus aborted for “psychiatric reasons” in 1966 in
    the United Kingdom, Earle’s Basal Medium in Earle’s balanced salt solution
    with bovine serum.

  • AIda

    I really like the article, and I’d love references for the “Facts” in the article to be able to re-post it. Thank you

  • Albert Donnay, MHS

    A critical fact not mentioned in this article is that the Tdap used in Brazil’s Natl Immunization Program is made in Brazil by the Butantan Institute under license to GSK, as reported by BI here (pick English flag in upper right unless you can read Portugese):

    This vaccine is not exported, which explains why the microcephaly epidemic is limited to Brazil. As a toxicologist , I believe the most likely culprit in the vaccine is too much formaldehyde residue from the manufacturing process, as this is known to cause brain and skull abnormalities including ex- and an-encephaly in animals as well as stunted eyes and ears.

    • AutismDadd

      GSK who hired Brian Deer via James Murdoch, then after the kangaroo court found Wakefield guilty based on Deer’s fabrication, James Murdoch was appointed to the board of GSK. Oh and THAT’S just a coincidence…wink!!

  • The Professor

    February 03, 2016 WHO Owns the Zika Virus?

    The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus a global health emergency on Monday (February 1) without providing much detail on the disease. So here are some facts until we receive more information: This sexually-transmitted virus has been around for 69 years and is marketed by two companies: LGC Standards (headquartered in the UK) and ATCC (headquartered in the US).

  • Melody Szabo

    Doesn’t seem that the author of this article has any education in Biology or Medicine, and no understanding of how a virus or a vaccine work on the human body. This degree of ignorance is unacceptable.

  • AutismDadd

    More vaccine nightmares denied and covered up.