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Old 11 February 2016, 15:28
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Alabama's first case was confirmed in Morgan County on Wednesday, transmitted by a mosquito while visiting a South American country with a Zika outbreak.
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Old 15 February 2016, 18:36
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http://www.techtimes.com/articles/13...ak-doctors.htm

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According to the Physicians in Crop-Sprayed Towns (PCST), a chemical larvicide that produces malformations in mosquitoes was injected into Brazil's water supplies in 2014 in order to stop the development of mosquito larvae in drinking water tanks.

The chemical, which is known as Pyriproxyfen, was used in a massive government-run program tasked to control the mosquito population in the country. Pyriproxyfen is a larvicide manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, a company associated [PDF] with Monsanto.

"Malformations detected in thousands of children from pregnant women living in areas where the Brazilian state added pyriproxyfen to drinking water is not a coincidence," the PCST wrote [pdf] in the report.

For instance, the Brazilian Health Ministry had injected pyriproxyfen to reservoirs in the state of Pernambuco. In the area, the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which carries the Zika virus, is very high, the PCST said.

Pernambuco is also the first state in Brazil to notice the problem. The state contains 35 percent of the total microcephaly cases in the country.

The group of Argentine doctors points out that during past Zika epidemics, there have not been any cases of microcephaly linked with the virus. In fact, about 75 percent of the population in countries where Zika broke out had been infected by the mosquito-borne virus.

In countries such as Colombia where there are plenty of Zika cases, there are no records of microcephaly linked to Zika, the group said.

When the Colombian president announced that many of the country's citizens were infected with Zika but that there was not a single case of microcephaly, the allegations soon emerged. Some 3,177 pregnant women in the country were infected with Zika, but the PCST report said these women are carrying healthy fetuses or had given birth to healthy babies......
But hey, let's rush out to create a vaccine we can hammer home QUICK!
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Old 15 February 2016, 19:59
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I've talked to some Infectious Disease specialist and they believe the larvicide is more likely than the virus to cause the birth defects.
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Old 15 February 2016, 21:09
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The evil Monsanto corporation is guilty of playing God, again. And it backfired? Geez.
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Old 16 February 2016, 18:01
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https://www.scimex.org/newsfeed/expe...g-microcephaly

And apparently this pesticide isn't made by Monsanto (according to another article I read). I'm going to chalk this one up to more fearmongering by the nutty naturalnews types until I see some actual studies. Correlation doesn't equal causation and that's all they have at this point.
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Old 16 February 2016, 18:10
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Tech times is not naturalnews, sorry. It's made by sumitomo Corp, and they outline their relationship with Monsanto in a pdf linked in the tech times article. Who knows how heavy Monsanto involvement is in the larvacide program in Brazil.

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Old 16 February 2016, 20:18
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Tech times is not naturalnews, sorry. It's made by sumitomo Corp, and they outline their relationship with Monsanto in a pdf linked in the tech times article. Who knows how heavy Monsanto involvement is in the larvacide program in Brazil.
Didn't mean to imply that techtimes was the equivalent of naturalnews. I was more referencing the group that's making the accusation.
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Old 16 February 2016, 21:03
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We've been planning bat boxes for a while, but are definitely building them this year. The more the merrier. It won't eliminate the threat, but it is a start.

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