2 things I learned about the zika

An unknown Brazilian doctor, chatted with me about the virus Zika while waiting for the call has come on board in the Aeoropuerto of Sao Paulo.
And this is an interesting summary of that talk.

The Zika controversy stems from the belief that the Zika virus stems from the pesticide Pyriproxyfen, since 2014 the larvicide was used to kill off mosquito larvae which grew in the drinking water tanks. There is no current proof backing this claim, but the first confirmed cases of microcephaly in Brazil can be traced back to 2015 one year after the larvicide was introduced into the drinking water supply.

The remaining points of the controversy are that many scientists can’t agree whether or not that the virus is hazardous or not, the symptoms involved with Zika are as follows, Pained areas, the back of the eyes, joints, and muscle. Whole body pains, fatigue, fever, chills, loss of appetite, or sweating. Other common symptoms include, eye redness, headache, skin rash, or vomiting. These are the only known symptoms of the virus, and yet it is still disputed on whether the populace should be afraid of it or not.

zika map, via cbc.ca

Zika map, via cbc.ca

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