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The Devastating Zika Virus Explained

December 25, 2019

Thousands of infants in Brazil are being diagnosed
with a devastating birth defect and medical researchers believe it might be linked to
a mosquito borne virus. So, what is this mysterious virus and how do we stop it? Zika, a strange mosquito borne virus, is sweeping
through many Central and South American countries. Current estimates place the number of Zika
cases at over a million in Brazil alone. And in response to the outbreak the CDC has implemented
two new travel bans, to an already large list, for pregnant women, one on the United States
Virgin Islands and the other on the Dominican Republic. The ban is for pregnant women specifically
because since the epidemic started, the incidences of microcephaly, a devastating birth defect,
have skyrocketed. Microcephaly is a condition where a baby is born with a small head. Because
the head is so small in those born with the condition, the brain is small too, meaning
it’s underdeveloped. Which can cause a whole range of other health issues like cognitive
deficits, seizures, feeding problems, vision problems and hearing loss. Unfortunately there’s
no cure for the condition, only treatments for it’s effects. Microcephaly is typically seen in rates of
about 2 in 10,000 births according to a study published in the journal Birth Defects Research
(Part A). But nearly 4,000 cases have been reported in Brazil since October, that’s
nearly 26 times the normal rate. And researchers strongly suspect that the birth defect is
linked to the Zika virus. Now this epidemic seemed to come out of nowhere.
The mosquito that carries the virus, Aedes aegypti, was pretty much eradicated in Brazil
in the 1950s. But as the decades wore on, it made it’s way back. Then last year reports
of Zika in Brazil started popping up. But it wasn’t taken too seriously, since it’s
symptoms are mild, just things like a fever or a rash. It wasn’t until the rate of Microcephaly
shot up that the world started to take notice. Now the battle against Zika is underway, and
one that Brazil is badly losing, according to the health minister. And it is literally
a battle, 220,000 members of the armed forces are going door to door to help in the current
mosquito eradication efforts. But it’s not just Brazil, Zika has been reported in 24
regions around the world, mostly in tropical areas. Each country is issuing warnings, some
seem extreme. For instance, the government of El Salvador told women to avoid pregnancy
for two years! As for the zika virus itself, there’s no
treatment, vaccine, or cure. The CDC says the best way to avoid the virus, is to avoid
mosquito bites. Now, experts say that a US outbreak is unlikely
to occur. They believe that most cases will happen to those who travel to Brazil and other
affected countries. But this summer tons of people will descend on Rio de Janeiro for
the 2016 Games. Which some experts are calling “a perfect dissemination vehicle for Zika.”
If people travel to Brazil, get zika from a mosquito bite, then return home and get
bitten there, the zika virus could transfer to the local mosquito population. Which would
mean that there is the pot


  • Reply Contact Info August 20, 2016 at 12:59 am

    just kidding

  • Reply Nelson Ortiz August 20, 2016 at 4:19 am

    This is definitely created by scientist. It is a weapon they are testing out.

  • Reply GregoryNeuVloz August 20, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    now it's going to Miami I live 2 hours from Miami! 27 cases now

  • Reply Brett_Kendrick August 21, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    I guess this is natures way of controlling the worlds population

  • Reply Natalie S August 22, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    Oh god this has the potential to end the entire human race. It's fascinating how mother nature finds a way to get rid of the most predatory (and wasteful) species on earth…..HUMANS. These mosquitos have existed for millions of years. I doubt modern science will be able to kill these fuckers. Then it'll get so bad to the point that no one will be able to reproduce……welp. That's what we get! ???

  • Reply Rogelio Melgar August 23, 2016 at 2:22 am

    Brasil is cursed

  • Reply 1stDrakePassage August 23, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Listen at 2:25: "Now experts say that a U.S. outbreak is unlikely to occur."
    Just as with Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis, Chagas Disease, HIV, Shigellosis, and at least a dozen other infectious diseases being brought into the United States by illegal immigrants, it is being deliberately ignored by the CDC. Zika is virtually destined to be the next major epidemic.

  • Reply Mr Mcshivers August 24, 2016 at 5:16 am

    This is the government i feel they are trying to control population since this people are supposed to put off pregnancy w no cure and it just came out it hadnt been around

  • Reply JORMA69 August 24, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    Omg ;(

  • Reply Rolx Orly August 25, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    She's cute❤️?

  • Reply Zika Virus August 31, 2016 at 12:55 am

    Knock knock.
    Whos there?
    Amos who?
    A mosquito.

  • Reply Mikhaelis August 31, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Insect Repellants work right? if so im gonna buy a hundred bottles of Insect Repellants 🙂

  • Reply Santa Bracero September 1, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    zika the mother nature's way of birth control !! oh maybe is a new kind of race who knew

  • Reply Santa Bracero September 1, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    kill t mosquito but don't use poison is bad for humans

  • Reply tNzxX September 2, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    its in florida now rip im here

  • Reply KFC Manager September 3, 2016 at 11:15 am

    What does a priest have in common with the Zika virus?
    They both give children little heads.

  • Reply Ryan Shelby September 4, 2016 at 4:49 am

    ZIKA DOES NOT CAUSE MICROCEPHALY. Zika was discovered in 1947. Almost 70 years ago, and NOW they have concluded that it causes Microcephaly? Very strange. If it truly caused Microcephaly, why are there hardly any cases in countries with high Zika infection in pregnant women? The New England Journal of Medicine reported 60000 Zika infected women in Columbia and little if any Microcephaly cases. Odd…. Brazil has the highest concentration of pesticide use than any other country in the world. Pyriproxyfen, a pesticide that inhibits the development of mosquito larvae, was added to Pernambuco, Brazil's water reservoirs (drinking water) just months before the Microcephaly reports.
    The World Health Organization's Pyriproxyfen reports, though bias, show that in rats’ development, there was some effects on growth at very high levels but no signs of neurotoxicity and no recorded effects in a more conventional study. However, there was “an increased frequency of skeletal variations … in fetuses” when administered at a high dose of 300 mg/kg of body weight per day. At higher doses in rabbits, there were some signs of abortion and premature delivery.
    Pyriproxyfen mimics juvenile hormone (JH) which is an insect growth regulator (IGR). JH is known to have teratogenic effects on mammalian embryo cells in vitro.
    Zika, a virus discovered 70 years ago and never been connected to Microcephaly ALL OF A SUDDEN out of absolutely NO where has been concluded by the CDC WHO FDA to cause Microcephaly… and the poisoning of Brazil's children is completely unaccounted for.

  • Reply Xirnatts September 4, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Z I C C

  • Reply tjames September 4, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Must read for pregnant women in regards to Zika propaganda – Fumigant also potentially very harmful to humans and bees, whats in it? The information in this article is compelling to say the least and worth a review. Maybe further research and analysis should be completed until we know more.

  • Reply but2star September 5, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Why women from Middle East do not get Zika illness ?

    It has nothing to do with their immunity, the reason is because they are either wearing a niqab or a burqa.

  • Reply Marian Pantilei September 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    put those babies in the microwawe

  • Reply Nuno Marques September 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Honestly Zika virus might infect all humanity since the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro so basically we are all fucked and we don't know it

  • Reply Rose 831 September 11, 2016 at 4:19 am

    zero exposed skin for the rest of my life? i can do that. shit i am like a buffet for fucking bugs so i get mosquito bites A LOT so fuck im a goner.

  • Reply iFlaimar September 15, 2016 at 3:21 am

    This is the new Ebola

  • Reply Kyle Beardy September 17, 2016 at 7:00 am

    It's chemical warfare. man made virus for agenda 21, for depopulation purposes.

  • Reply Kyle Beardy September 17, 2016 at 7:02 am

    I just noticed she has a long neck, still a pretty woman.

  • Reply Michael Adamson September 22, 2016 at 4:34 am


  • Reply RGA konstrukt October 2, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    small brains? wait till you hear the comments here…?

  • Reply Jovan Timotijevic October 11, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Zika kancer

  • Reply Blue October 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Okay I hate to be that person but this woman is realllly annoying for some reason lol.

  • Reply Elena Moncada-Ibarra October 15, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    avoid standing water and apply repellent

  • Reply Jesse G October 16, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Our planet is trying to get rid of us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply subg88 October 27, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    People with microcephaly are among the few decent people on earth. I for one welcome the zika.

  • Reply Depression Chan November 1, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    My classmate has Zika and he sometimes wobbles around when he walks.

  • Reply Anita Ellen McGee November 2, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    I knew it was not just females who be affected by this virus now its the men too

  • Reply Joao Leo November 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    i'm braszil

  • Reply andrew langham November 18, 2016 at 5:37 am

    2 grams of Bovine Lactoferrin oral capsules per day for 12 months clears
    all viruses from neurons' is safe during pregnancy but every medical
    establishment' drugs companies' Chief medical officers'' GP's entire
    press & media have totally shunned this research which was carried
    out by Alexander Fleming' Dr Florey at Oxford and retrived and evaluated
    again by myself; Please could you enlighten me as I am greatly
    perplexed and dissappointed that the human race can be so' ……..words
    here now fail me' Many thanks' andrew langham' Burton on trent UK
    date;- 16 Nov 2016

  • Reply m1ktor November 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm



  • Reply XxGoldGAMEZxX November 21, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    too bad the zika virus went to asia

  • Reply MalcolmXtreme November 26, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I just got a mosquito bite and I'm freaking the fuck out.

  • Reply T Russo December 2, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    In less than a year it's in the Southern US… Very scary! Anyone at DNews know if a vaccine is in development?

  • Reply phonzthezomb December 23, 2016 at 7:10 am

    She's smiling because she thinks she's really safe

  • Reply MastaMastaMasta January 10, 2017 at 3:32 am

    I feel bad for those babies ? CURE IT SCIENTESTS ?

  • Reply Lyadh Gamer January 12, 2017 at 4:09 am

    damnn garrrllllll

  • Reply Krucialcap93098 January 21, 2017 at 10:33 am

    using bug spry and mosquito repelent

  • Reply andrew langham February 10, 2017 at 8:46 am

    at least 1.5 million Brazilians have already been infected by Zika,
    which often does not cause any imediate symptoms, the next generation of
    mothers this year are likely to have babies with microcephaly' because
    wolbachia is still being introduced into the mosquito population' of
    which wolbachia toxins can affect neurons in humans' via the bite of
    the mosquito; the human population is very likely to cause the zika
    virus to mutate and out maneuver the general immunity.of Brazilan and
    also all American ladies;

  • Reply Something hhh February 28, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Put a travel ban on all of these countries. Problem solved.

  • Reply Laylabear 54 March 18, 2017 at 5:49 am

    I legit just found out of this "Zika virus" from reading the comments for AlbertsStuffs new vid.

  • Reply Elements of Nature - Tri-Bite-Me Natural Insect Repellent April 4, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Very informative video. The zika virus mosquitoes are spreading.

  • Reply R a i n / C l o u d April 7, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Abortion is an option, what is the point of living if you just are going to be humiliated? And die early.

  • Reply Adam April 13, 2017 at 9:11 pm

    I'm crushing on this woman so much ??

  • Reply a ous April 15, 2017 at 4:34 am

    good for me. healty and shapey! LOL enjoy you infections!

  • Reply andrew langham April 28, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Ivermectin kills the zika virus yellow fever' and chikungunya in vivo but is not safe during pregnancy

  • Reply metal220 May 5, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    the bible says in the last days perlis times shall come, there will be wars, diseases, floods, earthquakes, people will have no love for one another in relationships (without affection), non believers, they will call good evil and evil good, people will be high minded, covetous, having a form of godliness but denying its power, famine for gods word, there shall come a time when Christians will be attacked and persecuted,  ad much more. it even talks about the 2 nations from the north in the last days. but we remove the sin we remove zika

  • Reply andrew langham May 8, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGF-β2) wolbachia affects this cytokine by switching off cif A genes; fact; causes microcephaly and many other problems' such as makes dengue and west nile' malaria far more dangerous' fact;

  • Reply crustedkookie May 18, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Here at Egypt, we have alot of mosqitos and we get bitten alot the thing…we never get zika virus.

  • Reply jose Arias May 27, 2017 at 12:06 am

    that bug right now is out my window today right now plz tell me what to do my dad is telling me to tap the window do i tap the window yes or no plz tell me

  • Reply IceMaverick1986 May 27, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Boy, it must be really hard for women to keep their legs closed for the harsh and extreme amount of time of TWO YEARS Oh no. Two whole years. Sounds horrible. Rolls eyes lol (This is meant as a joke and any idiot that sees it otherwise, is just that.. an idiot. Haha)

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  • Reply official meme police July 1, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    "the best way to prevent…"
    then remembers its summer and lives in finland.

  • Reply More trAsh. . July 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Okay well alot of bats need mosquitoes for food so let's just let them have at it………create a army of bats problem solved

  • Reply Maite Martinez July 5, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Please take a moment and visit my Youtube channel. I have recently launched a campaign: Stop Zika, with the hope of promoting prevention and creating a media outlet for more people to know about the virus as well as other infectious diseases. It would mean a lot if you could subscribe and like my videos.

  • Reply Maria Nannetti July 17, 2017 at 8:40 am

    stop fornication

  • Reply Light Higher July 18, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    I saw that my country was colored in the Zika virus map ?

  • Reply daviddaddy August 15, 2017 at 12:32 am

    man made Virus Guaranteed!!! population control! we have the means to eradicate Mosquitoes! it was tested already and worked very well on a secluded island. but they dont want to kill them all because they're food for small animals and bigger animals feed on those animals and so on and So on! But honestly the ammount of Deaths and illness caused by these little Fuckers! i think we should kill them Off! but the government never will because how effective they transmit disease to humans and its truly a means of Population Control!!!

  • Reply Thicky Nicky August 24, 2017 at 12:22 am

    And now im scared of mosquitoes

  • Reply Whatever Lands August 25, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    i wish this mosquito is lazy,so it wont reach my country

  • Reply 49ers_red_and_gold August 28, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    I'm glad for all four seasons ?

  • Reply Ryan Krugar September 27, 2017 at 4:50 am

    The bright side of a nuclear winter would be that Mosquitos would most likely go extinct. I mean so will we most likely, but I mean no Mosquitos is a thumbs up.

  • Reply Simplici-T's Temple September 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Y do u move your head like that..u look weird doing that. Y do u sound like that…ur people didn't sound like that 20 years ago..u sound idiotic…work on it

  • Reply ImFeelingKwerty October 18, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Hopefully Crispr can fix this (For those of you who don't know, scientists are using crispr to destroy malaria)

  • Reply Alex Prolapse October 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    I guess these baby's aren't Rick & Moray Fans

  • Reply Claude Yuen November 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

    the problem is in the insecticide used: its the cause of brain damage!!!

  • Reply dolphintattoogirl November 17, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Is the zika virus lytic or lysogenic?

  • Reply Capralis December 11, 2017 at 1:15 am

    i have a presentation about the west nile virus at school and a CDC member is going to judge us. wish me luck lol

  • Reply Laverick Parisvvon December 25, 2017 at 1:44 am

    Tell me why it felt like mosquitoes biting me as I watched this

  • Reply Omniscient 1 December 28, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Culling the low IQ, non-White population through race specific bio-weaponry. I have proof if you need it.

  • Reply Sen zon January 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm


  • Reply abhishek singh February 27, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    What is enthrax

  • Reply Destin Thompson February 28, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    lol yall look dumb

  • Reply Trippy March 10, 2018 at 3:27 am

    I know people want to get rid of them for this disease but we need mosquitos because they kill other dangerous insects

  • Reply EyesWideOpen-EWO March 13, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Am I alone hier who knows, that Zika Virus was developed and patented by Rockefeller Foundation already in 1947?
    Their aim was always the eugenic and later population control. So they do this. You can buy a charge of Zika virus for only 599$ and spread it where you want. Open your eyes please.

  • Reply thanos is a dead meme get over it normies March 25, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Its in USA?

  • Reply Oshe Shango April 2, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Donald Trump is worse than zika.

  • Reply Daxa Patel April 5, 2018 at 3:55 am

    Drop an atomic bomb on mosquito land

  • Reply i have no laifu April 8, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Well i don't ever want children so woman like me and men don't have to worry

  • Reply Betard 62 April 30, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Lol it's nasty over there, also I heard that Brazil got diseases like hair lice over there seriously, Nope stayin my butt over here in the U.S

  • Reply Ale X May 19, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Their kids must be really fucking dumb

  • Reply Rage Coder May 29, 2018 at 2:18 am

    Haha. Weird babies

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  • Reply David Lugo June 17, 2018 at 3:22 am

    And yet, I'm still confused on how Zika didn't nearly do crap against me (I was a 13 year old male)
    It only gave me a mild fever, headaches and skin sprouting (tiny little bumps on my skin that causes itching, just like that bump that sprouts on you're skin after a mosquito bite)
    And it only lasted two days!

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  • Reply Kevo A July 31, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    The zika was created by the elitist to weaken the humans this virus was released now they going to see if they will be able to function meaning understand and be easily controlled.the vaccines these days are meant to weaken the humans but make them able to work and be obedient just look at all the liberals easily controlled .

  • Reply ján mátyás August 7, 2018 at 12:05 pm


  • Reply Devynn Marshall August 10, 2018 at 2:36 am

    Everyone needs to see this

  • Reply 69 Candles and Flames Daughter of Zion August 16, 2018 at 6:14 am

    Mosquitoes have been around for a 100 million years. How is it that this zika virus just popped up in the 1950s? And in Africa not South America. I think it's man-made and part of population control. Biological warfare.

  • Reply Paragliding Sweden September 23, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    And again the WOMEN are the ones caring for the babies! The fathers leave! If you have to care for a sick child (all of the child’s life..), how are women supposed to have jobs, careers or study in university???!!? Zika will make WOMEN behind (poorer, less educated,maybe even homeless). Come on MEN(!) I challenge you to take at least half of the burden for every child you bring in to this world ?

  • Reply STXzQountic Wu December 14, 2018 at 2:13 am

    Drink coconut

  • Reply Charles Wesley January 19, 2019 at 4:41 am

    Alert !!!! the Rockefeller Foundation discovered the ZIKA VIRUS in East Africa way back in 1947 . The Eugenicist that the Rockefellers are would make them suspicious in the development and spread of such a disease . We have been aware of the Dutch scientist celebrating the further development of bird flu to be more deadly and the hemorrhagic fever to the more deadly Ebola Reston . Why do these people own and patent such deadly viruses . Rockefeller even stated in a paragraph that his plan was for a NWO . The viruses are to achieve the NWO goal of a 95% population Reduction . And these people dont even try to cover their tracks . The erection of the GEORGIA GUIDESTONES in Elberton Ga . by someone unknown brags about their plan to kill off 6.5 trillion people leaving only 500,000,000 people . Thats not much more than the population of the USA and Canada . I'm sure it will be world wide . . It seems that Rockefeller was being soft calling for 80% reduction . The rest wants a 95% reduction . They remember the French Revolution that got out of hand . They are afraid of us .

  • Reply Márcio April 26, 2019 at 8:46 pm

    The mosquitoes didnt occurred naturally… Gmo mosquitoes to fight dengue were tested and then a mutation occured and that New zica started… Is diferent then the old natural one that didnt caused microcefaly

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