Breaking: Zika Outbreak Epicenter in Same Area Where GM Mosquitoes Were Released in 2015

Zika Outbreak Epicenter

 Zika Outbreak Epicenter in Same Area Where GM Mosquitoes Were Released

Erin Elizabeth, Founder Health Nut News


(ANTIMEDIA) U.S.A. — The World Health Organization announced it will convene an Emergency Committee under International Health Regulations on Monday, February 1, concerning the Zika virus ‘explosive’ spread throughout the Americas. The virus reportedly has the potential to reach pandemic proportions — possibly around the globe. But understanding why this outbreak happened is vital to curbing it. As the WHOstatement said:

“A causal relationship between Zika virus infection and birth malformations and neurological syndromes … is strongly suspected. [These links] have rapidly changed the risk profile of Zika, from a mild threat to one of alarming proportions.

“WHO is deeply concerned about this rapidly evolving situation for 4 main reasons: the possible association of infection with birth malformations and neurological syndromes; the potential for further international spread given the wide geographical distribution of the mosquito vector; the lack of population immunity in newly affected areas; and the absence of vaccines, specific treatments, and rapid diagnostic tests […]

“The level of concern is high, as is the level of uncertainty.”

Zika seemingly exploded out of nowhere. Though it was first discovered in 1947, cases only sporadically occurred throughout Africa and southern Asia. In 2007, the first case was reported in the Pacific. In 2013, a smattering of small outbreaks and individual cases were officially documented in Africa and the western Pacific. They also began showing up in the Americas. In May 2015, Brazil reported its first case of Zika virus — and the situation changed dramatically.

Brazil is now considered the epicenter of the Zika outbreak, which coincides with at least 4,000 reports of babies born with microcephaly just since October.

zika-microcephalyWhen examining a rapidly expanding potential pandemic, it’s necessary to leave no stone unturned so possible solutions, as well as future prevention, will be as effective as possible. In that vein, there was another significant development in 2015.

Oxitec first unveiled its large-scale, genetically-modified mosquito farm in Brazil in July 2012, with the goal of reducing “the incidence of dengue fever,” as The Disease Daily reported. Dengue fever is spread by the same Aedes mosquitoes which spread the Zika virus — and though they “cannot fly more than 400 meters,” WHO stated, “it may inadvertently be transported by humans from one place to another.” By July 2015, shortly after the GM mosquitoes were first released into the wild in Juazeiro, Brazil, Oxitec proudly announced they had “successfully controlled the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads dengue fever, chikungunya and zika virus, by reducing the target population by more than 90%.”

Though that might sound like an astounding success — and, arguably, it was — there is an alarming possibility to consider.

Nature, as one Redditor keenly pointed out, finds a way — and the effort to control dengue, zika, and other viruses, appears to have backfired dramatically.


Juazeiro, Brazil — the location where genetically-modified mosquitoes were first released into the wild.




Map showing the concentration of suspected Zika-related cases of microcephaly in Brazil.


The particular strain of Oxitec GM mosquitoes, OX513A, are genetically altered so the vast majority of their offspring will die before they mature — though Dr. Ricarda Steinbrecher published concerns in a report in September 2010 that a known survival rate of 3-4 percent warranted further study before the release of the GM insects. Her concerns, which were echoed by several other scientists both at the time and since, appear to have been ignored — though they should not have been.

Those genetically-modified mosquitoes work to control wild, potentially disease-carrying populations in a very specific manner. Only the male modified Aedes mosquitoes are supposed to be released into the wild — as they will mate with their unaltered female counterparts. Once offspring are produced, the modified, scientific facet is supposed to ‘kick in’ and kill that larvae before it reaches breeding age — if tetracycline is not present during its development. But there is a problem.


Aedes aegypti mosquito. Image credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

According to an unclassified document from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate Committee for Agriculture dated February 2015, Brazil is the third largest in “global antimicrobial consumption in food animal production” — meaning, Brazil is third in the world for its use of tetracycline in its food animals. As a study by the American Society of Agronomy, et. al., explained, “It is estimated that approximately 75% of antibiotics are not absorbed by animals and are excreted in waste.” One of the antibiotics (or antimicrobials) specifically named in that report for its environmental persistence is tetracycline.

In fact, as a confidential internal Oxitec document divulged in 2012, that survival rate could be as high as 15% — even with low levels of tetracycline present. “Even small amounts of tetracycline can repress” the engineered lethality. Indeed, that 15% survival rate was described by Oxitec:

“After a lot of testing and comparing experimental design, it was found that [researchers] had used a cat food to feed the [OX513A] larvae and this cat food contained chicken. It is known that tetracycline is routinely used to prevent infections in chickens, especially in the cheap, mass produced, chicken used for animal food. The chicken is heat-treated before being used, but this does not remove all the tetracycline. This meant that a small amount of tetracycline was being added from the food to the larvae and repressing the [designed] lethal system.”

Even absent this tetracycline, as Steinbrecher explained, a “sub-population” of genetically-modified Aedes mosquitoes could theoretically develop and thrive, in theory, “capable of surviving and flourishing despite any further” releases of ‘pure’ GM mosquitoes which still have that gene intact. She added, “the effectiveness of the system also depends on the [genetically-designed] late onset of the lethality. If the time of onset is altered due to environmental conditions … then a 3-4% [survival rate] represents a much bigger problem…”

As the WHO stated in its press release, “conditions associated with this year’s El Nino weather pattern are expected to increase mosquito populations greatly in many areas.”

Incidentally, President Obama called for a massive research effort to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, as one does not currently exist. Brazil has now called in 200,000 soldiers to somehow help combat the virus’ spread. Aedes mosquitoes have reportedly been spotted in the U.K. But perhaps the most ironic — or not —proposition was proffered on January 19, by the MIT Technology Review:

“An outbreak in the Western Hemisphere could give countries including the United States new reasons to try wiping out mosquitoes with genetic engineering.

“Yesterday, the Brazilian city of Piracicaba said it would expand the use of genetically modified mosquitoes …

“The GM mosquitoes were created by Oxitec, a British company recently purchased by Intrexon, a synthetic biology company based in Maryland. The company said it has released bugs in parts of Brazil and the Cayman Islands to battle dengue fever.”

This article was written by  Claire Bernish for

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  • mrsjm23

    I find it suspicious that Brazil started mandating TDAP for pregnant women last year and the only cases of microcephaly linked to zika are in Brazil despite it being found in several other countries. I also read in another article that only a very small percentage of infants with microcephaly had zika in their brain. My theory is it is either the vaccine or the GM mosquitos carried a mutated strain of zika.

  • Sarah

    Can you post that article please?

  • All this article points out is that the GM might not be as effective as predicted. So, it really has nothing to do with the outbreak, other than that it might actually have been worse had the GM mosquitos *not* been released.

  • mrsjm23

    It won’t let me post the link. The article was titled “Zika Virus. Are we being told the truth” on ‘Homeopathy Safe Medicine’ blog.

  • Gunner

    We will never know if it did. If it did they would cover it up. I look at it like well they have to practice bio warfare some place. And the major diseases always seem to start in high populated very low income areas. could be eugenics may not be. But many of world leaders have said we have to many people on this planet, one interesting video is Bill gates on youtube, search for bill gates on vaccines, It starts out talking about climate change

  • guest

    There are a number of variables going on here with a great opportunity for the CD/WHO to start another Ebola like False Flag.

    Zika has been document since the 1940’s so it’s not something new. There is a paper online from 1954 on 3 cases of Zika in Nigeria:
    Zika virus : A report on three cases of human infection during an epidemic of jaundice in Nigeria
    F.N MacNamara, Acting Director* -Virus Research Institute, Yaba, Nigeria
    Oxford Journals. Medicine & Health Transactions Royal Soc Tropical Med & Hyg
    Volume 48, Issue 2 Pp. 139-145
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg (1954) 48 (2): 139-145.
    doi: 10.1016/0035-9203(54)90006-1
    (if you want a copy you’d better download it in a different format before it disappears)

    No where in this literate over the last 70 years is there documentation of Cranial Birth Defect in newborns. Suddenly November 1, 2015 there are over 4,000 babies born in Brazil with shrunken brains. What are the variable here:
    -The Gates Foundation, around 2011 funded and release GM mosquitoes to “combat” Dungee fever. -Brazil, epicenter of the Zika crisis, uses more pesticides than any nation in the world. Most of the chemical are banned in other countries. And as for babies born with smaller heads, here is a study from Environmental Health Perspectives (July 1, 2011), Urinary biomarkers of prenatal atrazine exposure and adverse birth outcomes in the PELAGIE birth cohort. Atrazine and metolachlor are both used in Brazil. -The TdaP vaccine became mandatory for pregnant women in 2014 despite the fact it has never been tested on pregnant women.
    -Pesticides are made in Brazil and a prosecutor is suing corporation fro violation of safety codes because the manufacturing of these pesticides are releasing dangerous toxins into the environment.
    -Factor in poor nutrition, severe and endemic malnutrition, lack of basic sanitation, and grinding poverty. -Use of mosquito spray-aerial & topical. Recipe for disaster and coverup of corp/gov involvement.

    From the website: Jim Stone -http://www.jimstone(dot)is/zika.html. This is from December 2015.
    A woman who is currently pregnant showed me her medical schedule.
    The vaccine is not MMR. It is Diptheria, Tetanus and Influenza in
    Mexico, and in Brazil it is Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis (Tdap).

    It will be VERY important for people who have posted MMR (this got reposted a lot) to change this to Tdap. Ihave confirmed that Brazil just got a new Tdap shot, which is the likely culprit. This report will remain unchanged, except for MMR to be replaced with TDAP. I knew it was a three way vaccine and errored with MMR, that is not what it is. THIS REPORT WILL NOW BE CORRECTED TO

    Brazilian government are advising women not to become pregnant for two years. We must not forget the Tetanus shot given in Africa to women that has sterilizing hormones in it. Any third world charity organization that involves the Task Force for Global Health, GVSI, the WHO will undoubtedly involve The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. When these groups that are dedicated to reducing the world population are involved you can be sure what they are doing is not about health and reaching out to humanity -it’s about population control.

  • Andy Davies

    the end is near…

  • Carson

    I agreed. Test every baby with microcephaly for presence of Zika virus, and determined if and when the mothers were vaccinated with the new variety of TDAP. Also the GM mosquitoes were released in the Cayman too. Is there an outbreak of microcephaly there?

  • Carson

    Isn’t Brazil experiencing the “worst” case scenario and it has GM mosquitoes and other places don’t?

  • Carson

    I believe it was the new variety of TDAP vaccine. Of course, expectant mothers being exposed to pesticide in their food, water, air and soil will compound the problem. Fine article.

  • janice

    Has the author any Scientific or medical research degrees? They are not liisted. I need to hear more on this issue. After it is Scientifically concluded.

  • breed7

    Wow, you paranoid conspiracy idiots really are the bottom of the educational barrel. No matter what any governmental organization may have done, you all are WAY worse with your moronic theories that are based in nothing but the paranoid ranting of people who are seriously mentally ill.

  • ghendric

    They’re trying to control the population like we’re a herd of deer…

  • P G

    The Happy Shiny Middle Class isn’t the reason you are Estranged. They don’t need to suffer so you have Company.

  • Personally Opposed to Trolls

    Many thanks for a substantive, fact-based, constructive comment. You trolls can do better than that…