Monthly Archives: February 2016

Some Researchers Think The Zika Virus Could Be Bigger Threat Than The Ebola Outbreak According To Brazil’s Top Medical Professional

There is not much progress in the battle to curb the spread of the Zika virus. In fact, the virus is spreading faster than anyone expected. There are thousands of reported cases in other South American countries. Colombia seems to be right behind Brazil, but Venezuela is reporting more case every day. Doctor Sergio Cortes has been involved in finding out more about the Zika virus as reported by niteroi for the last ten months, and he believes the researchers are making progress in terms of understanding the genome data they have accumulated from the virus so far.

Dr. Cortes posts information about Zika on his official website. The most important information Cortes posted on Sergiocortesoficial.com recently was the fact that researchers say there is a connection between Zika and Microcephaly. Microcephaly is the disease that cause brain damage in fetuses. Babies born with the disease have abnormally shaped heads and underdeveloped heads. The number of microcephaly cases in Brazil continues to increase, and so does the number of Zika virus cases.

Researchers now believe that the Zika virus outbreak could be much bigger than the 2014 and 2015 outbreak of Ebola. The Ebola virus killed more than 11,000 people. The Zika virus has always been considered a non-life-threatening virus, but new information is changing that opinion. The Zika virus behavior, once it enters the human body, is still a huge mystery. What researchers do know is the virus acts differently than the virus that was first identified in Africa in the 1950s.

Scientist now think that the virus may cause a range of issues from impaired vision, hearing loss and even intellectual issues, but there is no scientific proof that the Zika virus has those capabilities. Even the United States Olympic Committee is warning athletes to stay away from Brazil in August. The committee is concerned that what is unknown about the virus could affect the athletes if they are infected.

Dr. Cortes has posted several articles about the Zika virus on his LinkedIn page. Cortes said that no one knows what the long-term impact of Zika may be, and this is the United States Olympic Committee’s major concern.

Researchers are working to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus. So far, the researchers have hit a brick wall because there’s not enough information about the virus. The new genome data that researchers in Rio shared recently will help fill in some of the unknowns. A few researchers say a vaccine may be coming this year. Dr. Cortes tweets current Zika information to his followers. Cortes also has a Facebook page filled with Zika and microcephaly comments.

George Soros: Solving The Current Market Crisis.

The Hungarian-born billionaire George Soros  had predicted and warned on the market downfall in 2008 and advised investors to pull away their investments and join others. Currently, Chinese Yuan is losing value and due to that problems are transferred to the rest of the world as their economy is enormous. According to Soros, it will be difficult for the country to regain the positive interest rates using their currency a situation that was similar to that of the market fall in 2008. A total of $2.5 trillion global equities had to be wiped, and that deepened the losses and halted the trade. The current situation in China reminds George Soros of the 2008 financial market crisis.

George Soros is the owner of the Open Society a network of partners, projects and foundations whose aim is to promote equity through an accountable government. He is also known for his philanthropy like in 1979 he helped apartheid-stricken black students with scholarships to study abroad. When the Berlin Wall fell, Soros also created the Central European University to promote critical thinking. He expanded to other countries in the world, and his biggest support has been to paralegals and lawyers. In the natural resource extraction industry, Soros came up with an international system that brought transparency kicking local tyrants out.
He has authored a number of articles and books. In his article published in The Bloomberg , “What Should Be Done”, Soros advocates that for the EU and Russia to solve the crises at hand, they need to give preferential treatment without neglecting any issue. In his case, Ukraine should be a top priority issue since it has been occupied and corrupted by a political class that runs everything. The only way that Ukraine can be saved according to him is through financial assistance in both large scale and giving incentives to the private sector, for instance, the state gas monopoly. Click here for more information.

Heath Sec. Segrio Cortes Tours Areas Most Affected by Flooding

The Dengue Hydration Center in Xerém, Duque de Caxia Brazil has been in full operation since January 15 2016. It was reported in Extra Global that the center has been equipped with 12 chairs as a hydration station. The Dengue Hydration Health Center at Xerém has a capacity to serve 300 people per day.State Sec.of Heath Sergio Cortes said that massive amounts of accumulated garbage in the city are contributing to the possibility of the proliferation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito which has been actively transmitting several viruses and diseases in the area. In addition to dengue the insect can transmit the Zika virus and the Chikunguny virus. Secretary Sergio Cortes who is a Medical Doctor and expert tells us that the three diseases have very similar effects on patients with symptoms like, extremely hot fever, body and intense joint aches red spots on the skin and sore muscles and eyes. Dr. Sergio Cortes explains that with Dengue fever often patients will experience excruciating pain behind the eyes. The Zika virus the Chikunguny virus also causes symptoms that are slightly dissimilar. While the Chikunguny virus causes intense joint pain, the Zika virus is known to cause extremely red eyes and itchness in the groin area.

Sec. Sergio Cortes is now touring the affected areas were overflowing waters due to the flooding from the torrential rains where contaminated water has become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Recently best experts have begun to establish a link between the Zika virus and Guillain-Barre syndrome. The link between the Zike virus and Microcephaly has already been established. Microcephal has been linked to over 4000 births effects in the region. The virus is being transmitted to unborn children after the pregnant mothers have been bitten by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The Brazilian government has recently begun to send troops and medical teams to distribute water and 3000 anti-bacterial tablets along with 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite. Dr. Cortes reminds all donors to please remember to also donate by water and he asked local residents to use only bottled water to drink and for food hygiene.

The government of Brazil through the Brazilian Minister of Health as well as the Colombian government’s health branch has asked that women try to refrain from becoming pregnant until further notice. Emergency kits are being passed out and thousands of people are being trained to work with shelters together samples in an effort to increase early identification of these illnesses. Dr. Sergio Cortes on crunchbase also is asking citizens to be on lookout for any standing water that could be a breeding ground for the deadly insects.

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