Canadian scientists, who were “blindsided” by the Zika virus outbreak in South and Central America, are scrambling to answer the question: could the virus come to Canada? Despite public health assurances that the risk of local transmission—from mosquitos [sic] to humans—is very low, scientists who study mosquitoes say they don’t have enough information to rule it out. “We have no idea whether they can transmit Zika,” said veterinary entomologist Dr. Fiona Hunter about one invasive species, Aedes japonicas. In recent decades since arriving in Canada, it has become the fifth most common mosquito in Ontario and European research has shown that the species can carry dengue, West Nile virus, chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis. …Aaedes [sic] albopictus, another day-biting, invasive mosquito that spreads disease, is moving steadily north and is expected to become common in parts of southern Canada in a matter of years.
—Elizabeth Payne, Postmedia, Feb. 12, 2016.

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One comment on “THIS DAY IN HYSTERIA!
  1. Muldoon's NyQuil says:

    “Former Pulitzer Prize nominee and veteran investigative reporter, Jon Rappoport, has assembled a stunning analysis of the Zika media phenomenon which refutes much of the mindless hype and fear-mongering that has overrun the media in the last 14 days.”

    A round of tin-foil hats for the house!

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