Source: NaturalNews.com | by Samantha Debbie
"We suspect that something more than Zika virus is causing the high intensity and severity of cases," Fatima Marinho, director of information and health analysis at Brazil's Health Ministry told the journal Nature in a late July interview.
Research conducted by the New England Complex Systems Institute found extremely low occurrences of birth defects among Colombian women infected with the Zika virus, meaning there must be another cause.
New study finds no cases of microcephaly among pregnant women infected with Zika
The study observed 12,000 pregnant women living in Colombia infected with the virus, and none of them gave birth to a baby with microcephaly.
Life News reports:
"Four cases of microcephaly were reported with women who didn't have Zika symptoms and were not part of the study, which is consistent with the normal expected number of cases. Based on estimated numbers there should be about 60,000 pregnant women in Colombia with the Zika virus, yet there are hardly any cases of microcephaly. If the link to Zika is legitimate, there should have been a dramatic increase in the number of babies with microcephaly."
Could it be that the fears over Zika were perpetuated to invoke profits for several key industries?
Five industries benefiting from the Zika virus
Natural News has identified five industries or agendas that have something to gain from Zika: chemical companies, vaccine makers, the biotech industry (GMO mosquitoes), Planned Parenthood and the condom industry, since the disease is now believed to be spread through sexual intercourse.
"The Zika hoax is being spread by the same con artist cartels that pushed the H1N1 and bird flu schemes to sell billions of dollars in vaccines … and most of those vaccines were later destroyed without ever having been administered to anyone," said the Health Ranger in a statement.
"Widespread fear mongering over Zika is just another predictable example of Big Pharma con artistry and government science quackery in action. At the end of all this, nearly all the children who are harmed by all this will have been harmed by the DEET and pesticide chemicals, not Zika virus."
Are pesticides responsible for birth defects in Brazil?
So what is causing the birth defects in Brazil? Well, some theorize that it has something to do with a chemical called pyriproxyfen, an insecticide that mimics natural hormones in insects, disrupting reproductive growth.
Registered for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1995, the pesticide is an insect growth regulator that affects fleas, cockroaches, ticks, ants, carpet beetles and mosquitoes.
Pyriproxyfen is used on lawns and various foods including asparagus, peanuts, strawberries and grapes, according to the National Pesticide Information Center. The EPA suspects that the chemical is a known endocrine disruptor.
Endocrine disruptors are known for having adverse effects on reproductive development and fetuses, often impacting brain function and development.
Pyriproxyfen, used to kill mosquito larva, was applied in areas which subsequently exhibited concentrated rates of microcephaly. The chemical was even put into the drinking water in Pernambuco, a state in Brazil at the center of the epidemic.
Furthermore, the pesticide was sprayed and dumped into the water just ahead of the microcephaly outbreak, reports note.
This fact presents the "possibility that Zika may not be the cause of the increase in microcephaly cases," reports Life News. "We must follow the research to see where it leads and respond effectively while we protect pregnant women and their unborn babies regardless of the child's disability."