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Sometimes it seems quite challenging to find good information regarding newly emerging threats to health. We do our best to provide better guidelines to maintain health through consciousness which begins with awareness.

2016 opened with the World Health Organization (WHO) declaring an international public health emergency due to a new virus called Zika. Growing evidence links Zika virus to birth defects and Guillain-Barré syndrome which is an auto-immune disorder that damages the peripheral nervous system. Zika is spread by mosquitos. So far it appears that millions of people are infected.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued warnings to women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy to avoid travelling to the Middle East, Africa, Caribbean and Latin America.

Health Officials worldwide are connecting Zika Virus with birth defects. In particular, infected mothers are giving birth to babies with 'microcephaly' which means newborns have brain damage and abnormally small heads.

Frequently Asked Questions About Zika Virus:

  • 1. What is the Zika virus?
  • 2. How do mosquitos transmit Zika?
  • 3. How far will Zika spread?
  • 4. Is Zika an STD?
  • 5. How does Zika cause fetal brain damage?
  • 6. What is microcephaly?
  • 7. Can Zika cause brain damage in adults?
  • 8. What countries should pregnant women avoid?
  • 9. How do I know if I’ve been infected? Is there a test?
  • 10. What can pregnant women who might have been exposed do about it?
  • 11.While I am still capable of having children, I am neither pregnant, nor planning to get pregnant. Should I go to an affected country?
  • 12.I wasn't pregnant when I visited one of the affected countries, but I am now. What’s the risk?
  • 13. I’ve just returned from a place where Zika virus is spreading but experienced no symptoms. How long until I can be sure I can’t pass on an asymptomatic infection?
  • 14. Is there a time during pregnancy that I don't have to worry about Zika?
  • 15. Should my baby be tested?
  • 16. Is there a treatment?
  • 17. Is there a vaccine?
  • 18. How do we protect ourselves?
  • 19. Considering the presence of  Zika virus in African and Asian populations, why haven't these problems been detected already?
  • 20. Does Zika present other dangers?
  • 21. Can Zika shrink my brain?
  • 22. Does Zika only cause microcephaly in Brazil?

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1. What is Zika virus?

Zika virus is a mosquito borne infection discovered in Africa in 1947.

Zika is similar to dengue, yellow fever and West Nile virus which were primarily sourced in Africa and Asia. Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquitoborne flavivirus, was first isolated from a rhesus monkey in Uganda in 1947.  The first human infection with ZIKV was reported in Nigeria in 1954.  Zika was observed to be island hopping in 2007 when there was a large outbreak on the island of Yap.  Current understanding that Zika is both an STD and mosquito borne provides deeper understanding regarding its spread.  March 2012, Zika was tracked in the Phillipines, an island with a known sex industry frequented by naval personnel.  Since then it hopped around the South Pacific.

The first alerts about Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere came from Brazil in May 2015.

Zika virus was previously unknown in the Americas. Due to this, few Americans in either South or North America have any immune defenses against Zika virus. 

People infected by Zika virus may show no symptoms, yet can still spread the virus through sharing body fluids. This means the virus can be transmitted through sex. There is emerging evidence that Zika can also be spread through other body fluids. Blood transfusions have the potential to spread Zika.

Like HIV, normal everyday contact with people who have the virus is not dangerous. There is no danger of infection as long as bodily fluids are not shared and the same mosquito does not bite the carrier, then later the non-infected.

Medical Scientists are primarily concerned that Zika virus causes birth defects and a form of temporary paralysis called Guillaine Bare syndrome


2. How do mosquitos transmit Zika?

By biting you!   It is quite simple, if you are non-infected and a mosquito carrying the virus bites you, then you will be infected. 

Female mosquitos are known blood suckers.  In order to keep the blood flow smooth and tasty, mosquitos inject a secretion into the bite site.  Secretions contain whatever virus the mosquito is carrying.  Sometimes the mosquito may also be carrying bacteria or malarial worms.


3. How far will Zika spread?

Zika is spread by mosquitoes and sharing body fluids.   As athletes and spectators leave the Brazilian Olympics, infections of the sexual partners of the infected will ensue.  In areas where the weather permits mosquitos to breed and feed, we will see clusters form leading to more infections which in turn will lead to more sexual transmission.   In areas where returning athletes and spectators are not exposed to feeding and breeding mosquitos the primary vectors will be those athletes and spectators who were unfortunately infected. For the most part these infections will most likely not have major consequence, but for some there will be complications and naturally the most dreadful are for the babies of infected mothers. 

 Scientists are currently aware that mosquitos of the Aedes genus are the main vector for the virus.  This genus includes Aedes aegypti, primarily known for its role in spreading yellow fever, and Aedes albopictus, also known as the Asian tiger mosquito.  Vectors are those animals which serve as a vehicle to spread a virus or bacterial infection. 

4. Is Zika an STD?


Yes, Zika is a Sexually Transmissible Disease.  As we have previously stated, while medical experts scoffed at this, it is in fact quite frequent.  If your partner attended the games, precautionary use of condoms is a good idea, for at least 1 year.  If you wish to get pregnant, then pre-testing before resuming unprotected sex is a good idea. 

In 2008, a researcher returned from Africa, had unprotected sex with a partner. Both developed fever, rash and headaches. Tests on their blood revealed Zika.  

Zika virus, like Borellia Bergdorfi and Cat Brain (Toxoplasma gondii), is an STD.  Semen provides a perfect vehicle for the transmission of these infections.  Zika has been found in semen as early as 2013 and infections by sexual contact have been reported recently. 

Sexually active people are warned that only barrier devices such as condoms can lower the chance of being infected. 

Uncircumcised males are more likely to catch and spread STD's including Zika.  

Carriers will not always exhibit symptoms.  Rape victims by men coming from areas rife with Cat Brain (some countries have up to 91% infection rates) and Zika should undergo antiviral treatment.  

ISIL / Daesh has been using rape as a weapon and has announced intentions to use viruses and bacteria through sex to sterilize women throughout Europe.

Based on these reports, the C.D.C. has issued guidelines that pregnant women avoid contact with semen from men who have recently returned from areas with Zika, Cat Brain (Toxoplasma Gondii) and other infections diseases.

Some health authorities have suggested using condoms for at least 180 days, followed by tests if one is considering ever being pregnant.  Some doctors recommend one year.

Females can spread Zika as well through vaginal ejaculation. 

5. How does Zika cause fetal brain damage?

While the "how" is explored in the laboratory and through autopsy, it is best to simply understand that it is a dangerous virus that causes birth defects.  Avoid getting infected if you are pregnant or plan to get pregnant.

6. What is microcephaly?

Microcephaly means the baby has an unusually small head with accompanying brain damage.  Microcephaly has been observed in babies birthed by infected women.  In the case of Zika babies, entire sections of the brain do not develop.  In most instances this means that the skull does not expand normally because there large areas of the brain are missing.  Take no chances!

Other diseases are also responsible for microcephaly: toxoplasmosis (Cat Brain), rubella, Borellia Bergdorfi and cytomegalovirus can all lead to micro-encephaly.

Pregnant women that are malnourished, have diabetes, consume alcohol or drugs can also birth sick babies. 

7. Can Zika cause brain damage in adults?

Yes.  While this has not been fully demonstrated through laboratory testing of the brains of the deceased, post infection brain damage has been noted in adult subjects. 


8. What countries should pregnant women avoid?

All Middle Eastern countries, Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico and the Asian Pacific, as well as the Southern United States, in particular Florida. 

The virus will spread to every country in the Americas except Canada and Chile.  While some scientists are sounding alarms about potential global sterility, this does not appear to be that serious.  Cat Brain is more dangerous with respect to intrauterine transmission. 

9. How do I know if I’ve been infected? Is there a test?

Medicine is primarily a "for profit" endeavor in second world nations such as the United States. In 2016, the  U.S. Congress largely discounted the importance of combatting the Zika virus, yet thankfully minimum investements on the part of some pharmaceutical companies have resulted in several vaccines.  One of these began testing in early August in Puerto Rico.  While this may not be comforting to millennials in Miami, it is a start.

Zika was never a major money maker for big Pharma, so along with viruses such as Ebola and Hanta, Zika was previously ignored.   The majority of those infected became silent vectors (carriers).   Some French medical scientists believe this is how the virus began island hopping through the pacific region.

Due to a perception of low profitability vis a vis Zika, and a lack of legislation requiring large pharmaceutical companies to invest in tests and cures, barring a special initiative, neither a test nor vaccine was expected to be developed.  Public demand, along with a Presidential  push transformed trepidation into action.

 
10. What can pregnant women who may have been exposed do about it?

 Ultrasound scans are important and blood tests helpful but as indicated above proper tests for Zika have not been develped by Big Pharma due to their focus on profits not people.   While you may spend money on tests, accuracy is not guaranteed at this time.  The best plan is prevention, use condoms when having sex with partners who come from the above listed geographic areas and avoid those areas if possible.   

Unfortunately,  microcephaly cannot be detected prior to the end of the second trimester.   Amniocentesis is an option, but should not be done prior to gestation of at least 15 weeks. 

The good news is that several companies are seeing a profit opportunity in Zika and thus working on test kits.

11. While I am still capable of having children, I am neither pregnant, nor planning to get pregnant. Should I go to an affected country?

It is always best to avoid infections zones such as Florida and the other geographical areas listed above, but if you must go to a Hot Zone, wear long sleeves and trousers or pants.  Always use condoms when having sex in infections zones and with partners coming from or inhabiting infection zones.   Keep in mind that 50% of pregnancies are unintended.

 

12.I wasn't pregnant when I visited one of the affected countries, but I am now. What’s the risk?

If you were not infected, but are not now, then avoid contact with semen from males who come from infections zones.   Do not take chances.  Since males from hot zones can be carriers of Zika and other diseases dangerous to your baby, simply preclude them from partnership activities that could lead to sharing of body fluids. 

Presently medical science indicates that once subjects have fully recovered from infection they will be immune to that strain of the virus.  This does not mean subject are immune to other strains of Zika.

 

13. I want to get pregnant, How long should I wait after returning from an infection zone to attempt pregnancy?

Wait at least 60 days or two months. 

14.  Is there a time during pregnancy that I don't have to worry about Zika? 

Zika is always dangerous to your baby, earlier infection presents a greater danger, but any infection is bad. 

 

15. Should my baby  be tested?

Health officials recommend that any newborn to a mother who has visited, lived in or had sex with a potential carrier from an infection zone should be tested for Zika virus. 

The new guidance applies only to infants of mothers who reported symptoms of Zika virus infection — a rash, joint pain, red eyes or fever — while living abroad in an affected country or within two weeks of travel to such a destination, who have had an unfortunate encounter with a vector male.

16. Is there a treatment?

There is no treatment, vaccine or test kit for Zika at this time due to reasons detailed above.  Vaccines are now being tested by have not been released for general use.

17. Is there a vaccine?

There is no treatment, vaccine or test kit for Zika at this time due to reasons detailed above. Vaccines are now being tested by have not been released for general use.

18. How do we protect ourselves?

Avoid sex with people from infection zones, avoid exposure to mosquitos carrying the virus by using mosquito net, wearing repellent, and body covering clothing.

19. Considering the presence of  Zika virus in African and Asian populations, why haven't these problems been detected already?  

There are different hypothoses to explain this.  While some folks feel the virus has been manipulated, there is no solid foundation for such beliefs.

It is more likely that the virus has developed increasing virulence as it has travelled.  There is also a strong possibility of epigenetic differential due to differences in populations.   Exposure of previously unexposed populations to novel diseases generally results in greater degrees of infections.   There is some belief that populations exposed to Zika virus have been damaged due to the virus but such beliefs have not been found to be valid.

20. Does Zika present other dangers? 

Doctors have confirmed that Zika can cause nerve damage, including Guillain-Barrê syndrome in all exposed.

21. Can Zika shrink my brain? 

While doctors have not confirmed brain shrinkage in adults, infected adults may experience lower levels of clarity and inhibitions of cognition after being exposed to Zika. 

22. Does Zika only cause microcephaly in Brazil?

It would be irrational to believe that microcephaly is geographically confined when all indications point to Zika virus as being the cause for this condition in babies.   During a previous outbreak in French Polynesia a strong correlation between the virus and microcephaly was noted.   It should be understood that some scientists are loathe to draw conclusions without demonstrative evidence.  One can look at the fact that while the majority of scientist understand that smoking is hazardous to health, there are some who dispute this conclusion.  One can also observe that while the majority of rational scientists conclude that global warming is leading to climate chaos, there are those who still cling to denial.  Whether such denials are due to odd religious beliefs or to profit motives, one cannot be sure.

 

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