by Brandon Turbeville, Activist Post:
State and local officials in Florida are now going door to door asking residents for urine samples and other information as a result of the alleged local transmission of the Zika virus. According to CNN, four individuals located in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have been infected with the Zika virus as a result of local mosquitoes. These are the first known cases of Zika transmission by mosquitoes in the continental U.S.
Currently there is no treatment or vaccine for Zika and officials believe the transmission is confined to a single zip code, an area north of downtown Miami. Despite the fact there have been 386 cases of Zika in Florida, the mainstream media and many health officials are treating this new transmission as a cause for potential panic.
It’s also possible that someone could have Zika without actually knowing. About 80% of the people who have the virus show no symptoms at all. For the other 20%, those symptoms can include joint pain, red eyes, rash and fever which can last from a few days to a week.
While Zika is certainly concerning, it is also not the type of disease one should go full Contagion on. If officials are truly concerned about the spread of Zika, they will attack the virus at its greatest weakness – high living standards. Twenty-first century levels of sanitation and mosquito control efforts (notably not the genetic engineering and release of mosquitoes) as well as the greater funding and establishment of more advanced healthcare systems would do more to stop Zika than door-to-door urine collecting.
Still, there may be more to the story than mere virus transmission.
Seemingly coming out of nowhere, Zika went from its first discovered case in 1947 and sporadic appearances up until last year, the virus is now in outbreak stage with WHO officials concerned that it may become a pandemic. World health researchers seem perplexed as to the genesis of the virus or at least, the sudden appearance and rapid spread of it in 2015.
Claire Bernish of The Anti-Media points out one possibility:
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