The Zika Fraud Is Just Another Pharma Scare

By Dr. Mercola In October 2015, Brazil experienced an unusual increase in the number of babies born with microcephaly, a neurological condition in which the baby’s head size is much smaller than normal. The increase was reportedly linked to Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that typically causes only mild symptoms or, in 1 out of 4 people affected, no symptoms at all. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that out of the 250 pregnant women who had confirmed Zika infection in the U.S in 2016, only 24, or about 1 in 10, had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects.1 The World Health Organization (WHO) wrote in 2016, however, that although Brazil reported an association between Zika virus infection and microcephaly (as well as the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome, or GBS), “for neither event was a causal link proven.2 Further, if Zika virus were in fact the cause of Brazil’s surge in microcephaly, it would be expected that ano


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