Dangers of Zika virus


PLAY OUT. SARA GANIMIN FLINT, MICHIGAN — IN ANN ARBOR, RATHER.>>>IT IS A DANGEROUS VIRUS ONE COUNTRY WARNING WOMEN NOW NOT TO BECOME PREGNANT BECAUSE OF THE RISKS AND NOW IT’S ALSO HERE IN THE U.S. HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY A BABY BORN IN HAWAII HAS BEEN INFECTED WITH THE ZIKA VIRUS, WHICH CAN CAUSE UNBORN INFANTS OF INFECTED MOTHERS TO DEVELOP BIRTH DEFECTS. THERE IS NOV VACCINE AND NO MEDICINE TO TREAT IT. TODAY THE CDC ISSUING A TRAVEL WARNING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN. CNN MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT ELIZABETH COHEN EXPLAINS THE DANGER OF THIS VIRUS. >>Reporter: JIM, THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE A FIRST, THE FIRST TIME THAT A BABY HAS BEEN BORN IN THE UNITED STATES WITH MICROCEPHALY LINKED TO THE ZIKA VIRUS. IT’S A BIRTH DEFECT WHERE THE BABY’S HEAD IS TOO SMALL, AND THAT CAN BE VERY, VERY SERIOUS. ZIKA VIRUS IS NOT SPREAD PERSON-TO-PERSON, RATHER IT’S SPREAD BY MOSQUITO BITES. NOW, THIS MOM WHILE SHE WAS PREGNANT SHE WAS IN BRAZIL. AND IT’S BELIEVED THAT THAT’S WHERE SHE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS. AND MOST PEOPLE WHO CONTRACT THE VIRUS, OR FOUR OUT OF FIVE PEOPLE, THEY DON’T EVEN KNOW THEY’VE CONTRACTED IT. THEY DON’T GET SICK. ONLY ABOUT ONE IN FIVE GET SICK. AND EVEN THEN IT’S VERY MILD. IT’S A RASH. IT’S A FEVER. BUT WITH BABIES THE SITUATION IS DIFFERENT. WITH BABIES THOUSANDS HAVE BEEN BORN IN BRAZIL WITH THIS BIRTH DEFECT AND DOZENS HAVE DIED. AND THAT’S WHY THE CDC JUST ON FRIDAY ISSUED A TRAVEL WARNING TO WOMEN WARNING THEM — WARNING PREGNANT WOMEN ABOUT TRAVELING TO PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, AND TO MEXICO AND PUERTO RICO. SO FAR THERE HAVE BEEN NO KNOWN CASES OF ZIKA

46 thoughts on “Dangers of Zika virus

  • Ok, now you really need that HUUUGE WALL Trump is talking about. (Put some mosquito nets around the US while you're at it)

  • remember thalidomide in the 50's and 60's? now we have Zika in the 2016's….befalling the poorest and most reproductive parts of the world, according the to map presented.
    conspirocists will be howling about a ''planted virus'' by the Evil World Government….

  • sounds like they made that up…all EXTRA GENERAL. PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING, WORRY ABOUT NOTHING. (not shouting, just like caps 🙂

  • the bullshit virus is far worse, it makes you believe every word CNN tells you, fake shootings fake terrorists, fake reporters, its spreading world wide , and only people who do a bit of research don't catch it.. watch out for anybody that believes the lies they spread the illness to the totally brain dead, zombie like people of the world…

  • That was hardly an analysis of the disease. Have a couple biologists talk for a half hour! That would be too informative and helpful.

  • Interesting, How come this virus born in the first time?. But this could be the Hate propaganda to the South Americans countries just as it was the flu in Mexico, creating hate and abonding the countries vacation's resorts. Its true the virus exist but I dont think is to create panic. CNN is trying to tell you, don't go there with your money, USA is better and clean of Virus. Very racist news channel

  • Insect-borne diseases are genetically engineered by the US government in the state of Connecticut. Lyme disease, West Nile, and now Zika. The pathetic, gutless news media (CNN) loves blaming 3rd world countries for everything.

  • No link between the Zika virus and birth defects has been established since the birth defects coincided with the release of GM mosquitoes and the campaign for widespread use of the Tdap vaccine (which has been linked with birth defects).

  • Why not zika in the dessert? Because there is nothing to get! Look at the map, all the locations are rich of raw materials.

  • Wait one minute my Brazilian friends?
    The evidence linking Zika to microcephaly is circumstantial. The real reason may be a case of mercury poisoning. Most of Brazil’s microcephaly cases are in the northeast. Brazilians love fish and gold mining.
    Why haven’t they also shown up in proportional numbers in other countries hit hard by Zika, such as Colombia?
    See: The National Center for Biotechnology Information advances science website.
    Knowledge about the extreme vulnerability of the fetus to methylmercury began with the Minamata Bay, Japan experience. High exposure to methylmercury occurred in Minamata. A chemical company released mercury into Minamata Bay and polluted the bay heavily for decades. Mercury accumulated in the aquatic food chain. The released mercury was methylated in the aquatic food chain leading to high levels of mercury in fish. The local fish was very high in methylmercury, and the local population consumed high amounts of the fish. Eating the fish, pregnant mothers did not only burden themselves, but methylmercury was transferred in utero to the fetus. This caused severe neurological complex symptoms and severe birth defects. While the mothers were usually without symptoms of mercury poisoning, their babies were born severely damaged with microcephaly, cerebral palsy, severe mental retardation,
    For nonoccupationally exposed individuals, the main source of methylmercury exposure is through consumption of contaminated fish and shellfish.35 Mercury cannot be eliminated by cooking.
    Neurodevelopmental effects in the fetus are associated with maternal exposure. Mercury can also cause neurocognitive deficits and neuromotor disabilities. As mentioned earlier, 3 extensive epidemiologic studies among fish-eating populations have assessed mother– child pairs for prenatal methylmercury exposure and the resulting impact on child development.
    Although gold mining is extremely dangerous work for children, tens of thousands of children can be found in the small-scale gold mines of Africa, Asia, and South America. Children work both above and under ground. Mercury is mixed with the crushed ore or sediments to separate out the gold. Mercury is very often mishandled by small-scale miners. It can be absorbed through the skin or through inhalation of mercury vapor. Seeping into the soil or water supply, it can contaminate food and drinking water. Informal gold miners often do not wear protective clothing and most do not know about the proper handling of mercury. In some countries mercury amalgamation is done at home by women, which exposes other family members, including very young children, to mercury.

  • you media companies, especially liberal media companies and organizations, only aggravate the situation by fearmongering. unless you have a solution, dont spread fear or panic.

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