The New Biological Threat: The Zika Virus

It wasn’t all that long ago that the whole world was concerned about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Yet except for a small region of Sierra Leone, on the West coast of Africa, the disease has been defeated, at least for this time. The price was heavy, with over 28,000 cases and over 11,000 deaths, but it appears that the world has survived what could easily have been a devastating worldwide pandemic.

But unfortunately that doesn’t mean that we are free from the risk of any disease. No, we are far from it. There is always some sort of disease circling the globe, even if it is nothing more than influenza.

While we look at that as a minor inconvenience here in the United States, the flu kills more people in many years than the Ebola outbreak did. Part of the problem with the flu, is that the virus mutates so much that there are somewhere over 200 principal strains of it.

The current viral scare isn’t so much about influenza or Ebola as it is about a virus most of us haven’t heard of before, Zika. This virus is prevalent throughout Central and South America and according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is spreading explosively.

But Zika doesn’t kill people… at least not directly. In fact, 80% of the people who are infected by the virus will be asymptomatic, never realizing they have received it. Those that do receive it will have mild symptoms, such as: aching joints, fever, rash or red eyes. Muscle pain and headaches are possible as well, although those symptoms can be caused by a host of different things.

So, why is this so important, if only 20% of the people who contract it will even have any symptoms whatsoever and probably not even realize that they’ve been infected? It’s important because the big risk of Zika is that it is dangerous to babies in the womb. It can cause deformities, most especially a birth defect called Microcephaly, which results in a smaller head and a more slowly developing brain. In some cases, it can be deadly for the baby.

Microcephaly comparison

There is also some risk of other diseases caused by this virus, specifically Guillain-Barre disease, a rare autoimmune disorder that can lead to life-threatening paralysis. Please note that the link here is tenuous, as the virus has not been studied enough to ensure definitive analysis of the risk. However, there is enough evidence to give doctors concern. This is serious enough that doctors in Mexico are warning women not to get pregnant. Of course, that may not always be possible, especially in a country where poverty makes birth control difficult.

Zika is transmitted by mosquitoes, although there is some possibility of being transmitted by bodily fluids. There is one known case where transmission was made through sexual contact. Apparently Zika can make its way into male semen, which would then be transmitted to women through sexual relationships.

Because it is transmitted by mosquitoes, the best protection from the virus is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes only bite when they are getting ready to reproduce and then it is only the female mosquito that bites. The rest of the time, they feed off of the nectar of flowers, just like bees.

Female mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water, so the riskiest place to be is near standing water. That usually means lakes, ponds and swamps, but it can also mean standing water in your backyard, whether there is a hollow where water tends to gather, a swimming pool, an open garbage can, a wheelbarrow or just a bucket that was left outside. They don’t need a lot of water to lay their eggs, so even a cup from a fast-food joint can provide enough water for the female mosquito to lay her eggs.

In order to protect yourself from mosquito bite, the best thing to do is avoid areas with high mosquito populations. If you have any places on your property where there is standing water, eliminate it. In addition, wear long-sleeved clothing and make use of mosquito repellant. The bands that you wear on your wrist work quite well also as a repellant. You can also buy citronella candles, tiki torches and coils that you burn to keep the mosquitoes away. For extra security, don’t just depend on one method of repellent, use various.

These mosquitoes transmit the virus by first biting a person who is infected with it and then biting another person who is uninfected. Apparently the mosquito is a poor host for the virus, so mosquitoes don’t pass the virus on to their offspring. However, considering how many mosquitoes there are in the world and their seemingly insatiable appetite for human blood, that’s already too much.

Detailed information still needs to be deveoped about this virus, but its incubation period appears to be three to seven days and it appears to stay in the person’s system for several weeks. However, the danger time in which they can spread it seems to be limited to the first week. If there is any risk that one might have contracted Zika, they should avoid being around pregnant women for this first week.

The typical strain of mosquito that is the carrier of this virus is the Aedes aegypti. These are currently found in the southern states, along the Gulf coast, so those states are the most likely to contract this disease. To date, the only cases in the United States have been limited to this area.

The CDC has put out a travel warming to avoid countries where the Zika virus is known to be prevalent. This is especially important for pregnant women. This includes:

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Cape Verde
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Martin
  • Samoa
  • Suriname
  • Venezuela

As with most viruses, there is little that medical science can do. There are very few anti-viral medicines which have been developed, and those only quite recently. Antibiotics don’t really work for viruses, because they are created to battle bacteria. Your body must defeat the virus itself.

This is why so many vaccines have been developed and why childhood vaccination is so important. The vaccines that are given are less virulent versions of viruses, causing the body’s immune system to create antibodies to fight that particular virus. Then, if the body encounters that virus in the future, the immune system is already programmed to defeat it.

Unfortunately, there have been some problems with these vaccines, especially with the risk of them causing autism. A growing concern about vaccinations and their possible negative side-effects is causing more and more parents to opt out on them.

Fortunately the human body is adapt at defeating viral infections. Our body’s immune system develops antibodies on its own, which will defeat most viruses. The viral infections that cause us serious problem are those which multiply in our bodies faster than our bodies can produce the antibodies. Ebola is the prime example of this.

An individual’s overall health will affect their body’s ability to fight off these infections. Most people who develop symptoms have some other underlying problem, which has weakened their body or their immune system. Even then, the body will overcome this virus if given enough time. About the only thing that the medical community can do is provide supportive care, keeping the rest of the patient healthy, so that the body can concentrate on defeating the virus.

Ultimately, the best protection is protecting yourself from being bitten by mosquitoes. That step alone will help curb the spread of this disease and ensure that you are not part of the process of spreading it. While the risk to you, personally, is quite small; the risk to the next generation is one that we must take seriously.



This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.

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Bill White is the author of Conquering the Coming Collapse, and a former Army officer, manufacturing engineer and business manager. More recently, he left the business world to work as a cross-cultural missionary on the Mexico border. Bill has been a survivalist since the 1970s, when the nation was in the latter days of the Cold War. He had determined to head into the Colorado Rockies, should Washington ever decide to push the button. While those days have passed, the knowledge Bill gained during that time hasn’t. He now works to educate others on the risks that exist in our society and how to prepare to meet them. You can send Bill a message at editor [at]

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  • Thanks for all u do ,

  • The final bow to the last outbreak of Ebola was the use of colloidal silver. I would suggest everyone buy their own generator and take daily. Don’t have any evidence that it works against this particular virus, but it does work well against others.

  • Yeah, mosquitos! A BIG Problem, are they not? Just put a small amount of drained engine oil on the water’s surface – enough that you can see the rainbow. The “wigglers” cannot breathe and will die. Flu Vaccine – a Real Danger! The lab culture that provided the shot you take was produced 10 to 14 months ago – yes, the pipeline runs that slow! The influenza virus has already mutated so far along, that the shot you get WILL NOT Train your Auto-immune system to KILL THEM !! But you still get some Very Potent Neurotoxins and Excito-toxins in Every Shot – And They DO Kill lots of healthy brain cells! HELLO, Alzheimers and Dementia ! Bill in Idaho

  • With all due respect, this is a load of codswallop. The CDC has been WRONG too many times to be a credible resource for ANYTHING. This is nothing more than a DIVERSION. Whip people into a frenzy so they have an excuse to jab people with another poison-filled vaccine.

    • Mickey, I agree with you 100%!

  • If everyone would take the time to read the current 5 articles by Jon Rappoport at , you will find out that all the news about the Zika virus is a hoax! Do not take my word for it, read the articles referring to Zika! Mr. Rappoprt has been an investigative reporter for more than 30 years! And has uncovered many hoaxes, beginning in 1987 with his book, “AIDS, INC.”! Even all the statistics about influenza, are a lie to frighten people to receive vaccinations that only protect at most 14% of the vaccine-receiving population.
    There are, according to Jon Rappoport, at least 6 factors that are responsible for the births of smaller heads and brain-damaged babies! Of the over 4000 babies previously touted as microcephaly cases in Brazil, the actual number of confirmed cases is only 270. AP: ” Brazilian officials said the babies with the defect [microcephaly] and their mothers are being tested to see if they had been infected. 6 of the 270 confirmed microcephaly cases were found to have the [Zika] virus.” And women are being convinced not to become pregnant and not to have babies, depopulation by the decree of false information!
    The following quoted paragraph ccontains five of the factors contributing to the microcephaly scare! “But in Brazil, there is certainly a deep and enduring health crisis. Add up grinding poverty, severe malnutrition, the enormous deployment of toxic pesticides, a lack of basic sanitation in areas, vaccine damage, among other factors, and you have a formula for human devastation.”
    Quote from Jon Rappoport.
    My wish is that the survival and prepper comunities would not be in league with the mainstream media in spreading the propaganda of the powers that be!
    Seek the truth about what is really taking place before spreading the lies of the so-called Elite! The CDC even lies about the number of flu cases in America!

    • bill gate is part to this biological ,if u go watch bill video,vaccine reduce population

    • I’ve have read Rappoport’s articles too, and am glad to see someone here has brought this up. You may also be interested in what Dr. Stefan Lanka, a German molecular geneticist/virologist, has to say about this topic. He states that viruses don’t even exist (except perhaps in some lower plant/algal forms in which they play a much different, but beneficial role). And even further proclaims, “I’m absolutely sure that no antibody test in medicine has any absolute meaning.”

      So a good rule of thumb to follow is this: If they’re calling it a “virus”, it doesn’t exist.

      And yes, this also applies to rabies, hepatitis (viral), cold & flu, ebola, polio, SARS, bird/avian flu, H1N1/swine, HIV, Spanish flu, etc.

      “Viruses” provide the perfect scare tactic because it’s an easy lie to sell. Here are some reasons why: (1) Viruses aren’t treatable with antibiotics. The only “preventives/treatments” are vaccines & toxic drugs. (2) The CDC, WHO, or other agency can spontaneously announce an “outbreak” of sick/dying people, and blame it on a virus…even though the victims have always been dying in large numbers from vaccines, recreational drugs, medical drugs, pesticides, toxins, malnutrition, GM foods, chronic illness/general poor health, and poor sanitation. Note this is typically why so many “outbreaks” occur in 3rd World nations…nations constantly assaulted by vaccine campaigns, pesticides & other chemicals banned in other nations, invasion, war, and poverty. Who of us has the means, know-how, and connections to travel there & thoroughly investigate these so-called “epidemics/pandemics”? And who would dare question the ALL-knowing, ALL-wise CDC & WHO?! (3) They can lie about the numbers of alleged cases/victims/deaths. (4) Doctors treating alleged victims can blame the virus based on the CDC’s list of made-up “symptoms & signs” assigned to that virus…symptoms & signs that could easily be assigned to any number of common 3rd World illnesses. (5) Only the CDC has the resources & “means” (ie, bogus tests) to make a “thorough, authoritative & scientific” assessment on possible “viral” outbreaks…so why would any busy doctor bother to make the time & effort, or spend the money to investigate EACH and EVERY case independently? (6) The CDC can (and does) render prints of microscopic images of cellular debris & call them viruses, and even provide colorful, 3D artist renderings of viruses…which the public & even scientists & doctors buy as proof of viruses. (7) Viruses can spread by any made-up means necessary to fulfill the agenda at hand (ie, to spread fear & acceptance of new/more vaccines, justify new laws, justify detention/quarantine/martial law, create false flag bio-terrorism events, etc.).

      Yes…bacteria, mold, fungus, mycotoxins, and parasites exist…but not viruses. But they are not to be feared if one takes care of one’s body, mind, and environment. And between bio-warfare & chemical warfare…by far it is the latter that is the most dangerous & most effective. In fact, chemical warfare is what we are being assaulted by (by design) on a daily basis. Man-made toxins are in our air, water, food, furniture, appliances, high-tech gadgets, health & beauty products, so-called medicines, and so on. It is no surprise that chemicals are the preferred weapon over biological agents. With the exception of GM foods/organisms, biological agents are simply too impractical, too weak/ineffective, too slow, and too unpredictable.

      Here’s a good place to start on Dr. Lanka’s research & findings re. viruses.

      • Jason, thank you for the additional information and the resource!

  • The zika virus is known to mankind for several decades.
    It produced nothing more than a cold.

    However, new TDAP vaccines were used in Brasil last year. To coverup the side effects of the mandatory vaccins (in the 22nd week of pregnancy every woman in Brasil has to have a shot) – over 4000 babies with shrunken heads were born since then in Brasil alone! – a story of ZIKA virus was produced.

    Read it. Then choose wisely whether or not you still want to get a vaccine!

  • Get a grip. Read Jon Rapaport, (nomorefakenews) . His latest article on this psyop appeared in my e mail just below yours. For those unable to question the establishment, accept this lie.. Yes there is a virus, yes some children are born with small heads (about twenty-five thousand ayear in the united states), Recent updates from Brazil confirmed 47 cases. Pesticides and herbicides are lethal when combined with poverty and malnutrition.

  • The article does not define where the Zika virus originates from. Does it originate from the DNA of the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito or does it originate from some plants that the mosquitoes ingest the sap of the flowers from. If we do not fine the source of the Zika virus, we are wasting our time. The Mayans and Incas died out hundreds of years ago and this could have been one of the factors.

    • Did you not bother to read the previous comments? If you did, then you are what is considered a sheeple!
      A follow the herd mentality.

  • Nope. The brain thing is being induced with vaccines – the TDAP shot. Follow up on Bill Gates. Also see for more info. It’s vaccines now, folks.

    Vaccine-ology took an incremental leap in development as a result of the first Gulf War, where US troops were given vaccines combined with an “adjuvant”. As a result of the adjuvant, troops came home with what is now known as Gulf War Illness. Dr. Joyce Riley gave extensive coverage to the issue on her website in the early aughts. Basically, it was found that the body’s immune response would not only develop antibodies to the target pathogen, but to the adjuvant as well. The adjuvant was “squalene”, an organic chemical found in the human body in small but essential amounts. As a result of the vaccines, the troop’s immune system attacked their production of the same chemical – it attacked the human system. Since then it has been shown that different tissues of the human body can be used as adjuvants to cause the human immume system to attack those targeted tissues, resulting in (for example) autism. Which is why the rate of autism is going up.

    Everything you believe in is a lie. Nothing is what it seems.


    • Hi Joe Inval, great piece you included!

  • The Zika virus has been around a long time and has not been a problem. The symptoms of its infection are barely noticeable, much like a cold. The real problem seems to be a GMO mosquito that has been introduced that requires tetracycline to thrive thereby killing it when tetracycline is not available. But tetracycline IS available on farms where pigs are fed antibiotics in their feed. We have a new vector, thanks to sloppy thinking in the Big Pharma corporations. What that vector is carrying is the problem, not Zika virus.

  • Several years ago, my city was one of the first to be hit by H1N1, and my entire family contracted it before the vaccine was available. When the vaccine became available a month or so later, a nurse insisted that I get one. I asked her why, because obviously, our own bodies had already made antibodies to it. She just stammered and said that now it was available. Again, I asked her if I had already had the disease, wouldn’t that be redundant? She got huffy and left the room. Later, the doctor asked if I was sure I didn’t want the vaccine.

    This certainly fuels suspicions about what is really in those vaccines. I won’t be agreeing to this one, because I don’t get flu shots, nor allergy shots, nor take anything that I don’t trust. I actively hunt for natural cures that I can make myself. The most recent is a recipe someone posted for Cedar Fever. It’s working. Perhaps I’ll write an article about what I have learned to do for allergies and diseases in place of chemicals.

    • Eileen, I for one, look forward to what you may write on your experiences and the nature remedies you have found and tried! Also, I am glad that you do not have yourself vaccinated!

  • As an alternative to used motor oil you can use Odo-Ban, sold in Sam’s stores by the gallon. Dilute 1 to 5 with water and spray on water surfaces. Multiuses for Odo-Ban but killing mosquitoes eggs is one.

  • I’m glad that this readership is not fooled by the vaccination propaganda. This does indeed look like a cover story manufactured to distract and misinform. Time will tell. I suspect the TDAP shots caused the sudden increase in microcephally cases. It also serves to scare people into not reproducing, just what the population control fanatics want. Birth prevention AND killing people to get the world population down to the ideal 500,000 they salivate over.
    I have to correct one glaring error. The comment about “birth control” difficulties in Mexico due to poverty is way off. The population control fanatics have made limited headway there because of the MORAL problems with birth control. This is a country culturally formed by its Catholic roots. This is one of the few religions in the world that recognizes that artificial birth prevention is a sin against Gods law as well as against nature. So please don’t assume Mexicans are too poor or ignorant to use condoms. The majority are choosing not to do so in accord with their consciences.

    • Andi, that is a wonderful insight about vaccinations, and about the Mexican culture toward life! Thank you!