New mosquitoe risk: Harris County TX woman= ZIKA positive

2/12/2016 “In fact, out of 404 confirmed microcephaly cases in Brazil, only 17 (4.2%) tested positive for the Zika virus”.

update By now most people have heard (CDC) about Zika and to be ahead of the mainstream (I first blogged on Zika in Harris county TX on 1/19/16) news here is a new twist possibility…

Has introducing this GM mosquito in the tropics helped or harmed?… Per FDA 1/22/2016 update…. “Oxitec has produced a genetically engineered line of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (OX513A) with the intent of suppressing the population of that mosquito at the release site(s). Ae. aegypti is known to transmit the debilitating human virus-caused diseases zika, dengue, yellow fever, and chikungunya and has been found in 23 of 50 U.S. states, but is most prevalent in the south. The OX513A genetically engineered mosquito has been approved for use in Brazil, and open field trials of these mosquitoes have been conducted in Brazil, the Cayman Islands, Panama, and Malaysia”.

CBS News reported in Feb of 2015…”Oxitec admits some females could slip through in the release process and potentially bite people, but they say it wouldn’t be any different than getting bitten by a wild mosquito. The FDA has not indicated when it will complete it’s review

Here is a CDC chart on those skeeters & prevention…

-end updates…start original blog on Zika——–

In order to expose more folks to Fracking risks on my blog, I started an RSOE journal on what I feel could be related to climate change in issues such as: Ebola & killer bees, giant (resistant to rodenticide) rat invasions, and the US cases of plague…well now I am starting a new diary. As of 1/14/16 right here in Texas (Harris County) we have the first (imported?) confirmation of the ZIKA VIRUS that is linked to a birth (brain) defect called microcephaly…..

“…. Zika has reached epidemic levels in Brazil and El Salvador, where the Texas woman diagnosed with it recently visited. While the connection to microcephaly isn’t yet concrete, but Brazil (where 1.5 million people have been infected with zika) is seeing 10 times the expected rate of the disorder. It’s also unknown how the virus spread so fast, or how it got to Brazil in the first place. “It’s probably not a case of if we get zika in our native mosquitoes, it’s probably a case of when we get zika in our native mosquitoes,” said Dr Umair A Shah, executive director of the Harris County department of public health”.

Also a baby in Hawaii was born with Zika, here is the link to the 1/16/16 story.


About Kim Triolo Feil

Since TX Statute 253.005 forbids drilling in heavily settled municipalities, I unsuccessfully ran for City Council Seat to try to enforce this. Since Urban Drilling, our drinking water has almost tripled for TTHM's. Before moving to Arlington in 1990, I lived in Norco’s “cancer alley”, a refinery town. It was only after Urban Drilling in Arlington did I start having health effects. After our drill site was established closest to my home, the chronic nosebleeds started. I know there are more canaries here in Arlington having reactions to our industrialized airshed (we have 55-60 padsites of gas wells). Come forward and report to me those having health issues especially if you live to the north/northwest of a drill site so I can map your health effects on this blog. My youtube account is KimFeilGood. FAIR USE NOTICE: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL THE USE OF WHICH HAS NOT ALWAYS BEEN SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY THE COPYRIGHT OWNER. MATERIAL FROM DIVERSE AND SOMETIMES TEMPORARY SOURCES IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE IN A PERMANENT UNIFIED MANNER, AS PART OF AN EFFORT TO ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH EMINENT DOMAIN AND THE PRIVATIZATION OF PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE (AMONG OTHER THINGS). IT IS BELIEVED THAT THIS IS A 'FAIR USE' OF THE INFORMATION AS ALLOWED UNDER SECTION 107 OF THE US COPYRIGHT LAW. IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 17 USC SECTION 107, THE SITE IS MAINTAINED WITHOUT PROFIT FOR THOSE WHO ACCESS IT FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE: HTTP://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/ TO USE MATERIAL REPRODUCED ON THIS SITE FOR PURPOSES THAT GO BEYOND 'FAIR USE', PERMISSION IS REQUIRED FROM THE COPYRIGHT OWNER INDICATED WITH A NAME AND INTERNET LINK AT THE END OF EACH ITEM. (NOTE: THE TEXT OF THIS NOTICE WAS ALSO LIFTED FROM CORRIDORNEWS.BLOGSPOT.COM)
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