This past Friday, the World Health Organization QUIETLY announced that Zika was no longer a global health emergency, instead acknowledging that Zika is here to stay (as it has been for decades). Since spring, the infection has been linked to severe birth defects (including microcephaly) in almost 30 countries. However, they still feel that complications from the virus are a significant public health challenge and therefore require intense action.
(And all this after million of acres and homes, people were sprayed with a known neurotoxin Naled- the name brand being Dibrom- which is morbid spelled backward.)
From the article:
“By downgrading the emergency status for Zika, the organization will now shift to a longer-term approach for fighting the virus that has spread across Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond.”
For Florida’s part, it had 234 locally-acquired Zika cases and 939 cases related to travel (plus 15 cases of undetermined cause).
Thankfully scientists explained it’s the spray that is definitely linked to microcephaly, NOT Zika, a mild virus which has been around for decades.