Month: February 2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports 27 Countries With A Zika Virus Outbreak According to Dr. Sergio Cortes

 

The Zika virus has been spreading in North America like a raging fire that is out of control. The Zika virus outbreak seems unstoppable. More than 27 countries are taking steps to try to get it under control. Brazil is the hardest hit country with more than 1.5 million cases of the virus reported, according to Brazilian medical expert, Sergio Cortes. The latest country to report Zika virus cases is South Africa. The virus is also active in the Cape Verde islands off the coast of Africa. Tonga and Samoa in the Pacific region have also reported a Zika outbreak.

There’s no doubt that the explosive spread of the virus is something medical experts didn’t expect. Before the outbreak, the only known way to contract the disease was through a mosquito bite. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the tiny nemesis that spread the disease in Uganda and India more than 60 years ago.

But there has been speculation that the virus may be spread through human contact since recent test show the virus is in the saliva, semen and urine of infected humans. The World Health Organization continues to send out warnings about the virus. And Dr. Cortes has been posting Zika virus information on his official website since last April.

The World Health Organization believes there will be another 3 to 4 million cases of Zika in the America’s in 2016, but Dr. Cortes believes that estimate is low. Cortes thinks Brazil will have that number of cases alone since there are half that amount of cases reported and thousands more that are unreported.

But there is some good news. Brazilian researchers have had a breakthrough in the Zika virus mystery. The scientists were able to identify the genome sequence of the virus, and that could lead to a vaccine to stop the spread of the disease. That genetic data will help Dr. Cortes and other medical professionals that have been sleeping with Zika questions, get some answers. The main question has been the relationship between Zika and microcephaly, and it appears the researchers in Rio have definitely proved there is a relationship that is causing pregnant women to give birth to babies that have this serious brain malformation disease.

Dr. Cortes has been diligent in giving people new information on his LinkedIn page. He also shares information on Twitter. And his Facebook page has comments about the spread of microcephaly.

Does George Soros Believe That Greece Will Break the European Union?

George Soros believes in an “Open Society” based on freedom. During his interview for the February 11, 2016 issue of the German magazine – Wirtschafts Woche, George Soros admitted that the European Union (EU) epitomized his vision of the best society. Unfortunately, due to numerous crises, the very survival of the EU may be at risk.
“What is European Union Policy?

In 2008, the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) ran amok through the European Union. Each had serious economic problems. Unfortunately, the continent seemed taken aback by the enormity of the difficulties.

The EU had hoped to be a loose confederation of nations that would benefit with a common currency, called the euro. But, in 2008, some of the nations started to regret their sacrifice of their own national currencies.

“Devalue Currencies to Recreate Balance”

In 1992, George Soros bet on NY Books that the United Kingdom would be forced to devalue its pound currency. With the creation of the EU, the British no longer could claim as much control of the continent. Soros won that bet because he understood economic fundamentals.

National sovereignty allows for the adjustment of currencies to handle different economic scenarios. Nations can raise the currency value to increase investments or lower the currency value to make exports more affordable. European union nations no longer have this national sovereignty due to the euro.

“Xenophobia Still Exists”

Historically, southern European nations, such as, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece tended to have higher budget deficits than their northern European brethren, Germany, Holland and Austria. The southern Europeans could simply devalue their currencies when they were independent. They were stuck when they all shared the euro.

As Europe experienced worsening economic conditions, the calls for xenophobia, racism and secession have increased. Soros has noted all of these disturbing trends in his 2014 book – The Tragedy of the European Union. The wealthier Europeans feel like they are subsidizing the poorer Europeans. Greece is the poster child for these problems. Germany feels like they are paying for the irresponsible policies of the Greek government.

“Soros Believes Merkel Should Have Renegotiated Greek Debt in 2008”

The New York Times Book Review has provided a snippet of the George Soros interview for Wirtschafts Woche including his stark admission that “Greece was mishandled from the beginning….” Soros had advised Europe to renegotiate the Greek debt in 2008.

The dangers in 2016 are that the unresolved issues of the past are threatening the EU’s existence in the future. It is like the opening of Pandora’s Box. Soros warned: “… the very survival of the EU is at risk.”

Dr. Sergio Cortes: A man committed to make Xerem a healthy place

Recently, it was discovered that apart from dengue, Aedes aegypti mosquito is responsible for transmitting both Zika and Chikungunya. Experts have issued an alarm to the communities on the potential areas that the three diseases are similar to each other regarding symptoms ranging from body aches, eyes, high fever, muscle and red spots on the skin. Dr. Sergio Cortes, Rio de Janeiro’s state secretary of the department of health, said that nurses have to clarify the difference between symptoms of the two viri. For instance, for Zika virus, the first signs include itching in the cup and red eyes. On the other hand, chikungunya joint pains are much more intense than those experienced by Zika virus infected patients.

Sergio Cortes pointed out to the potential areas that an individual can host more than one virus at a time. Considering that the treatment of the disease is under study, Sergio Cortes pointed out that there are no cure or prevention measures for the disease. For now, the treatment available is done through dehydration by month to whey-based. Complete rest then accompanies hydration, at least, five days to ensure an individual restores the physical vigor. Follow Cortes on Twitter and like him on LinkedIn to read his articles.

The recent flooding in Xerem had left Sergio Cortes, a troubled man. Being the secretary is the state’s health department, the responsibility controlling the situation of a dengue virus outbreak in the community was in his hands. The state’s department is running a Hydration center in Xerem, but it has a capacity of only 12 chairs for hydration. Given the high demand for the medical service in the area to serve at least 300 people a day, it is what Sergio Cortes has called on exame as relying on the worst but hoping for the best.

The department of health is worried about the accumulated garbage in the area which might accelerate the possibility of the dengue virus to infect the residents. Through the coordination of the state’s department of health, the government has reassured the residents that measure being taken are meant to prevent proliferation of diseases whose contagion is through contaminated water. These conditions may include diarrhea, hepatitis A, and leptospirosis.

Since the first batch of the samples collected by experts have already been declared unsatisfactory, a team of experts has been put on the ground to ensure that the situation is monitored particularly to disinfect the water. The original article is published by Extra found at http://extra.globo.com/noticias/rio/o-secretario-de-saude-sergio-cortes-acompanha-situacao-de-xerem-7208972.html