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…
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