Zika Virus Outbreak Result of Bioweapon?
Posted by feww on February 2, 2016
ZIKV outbreak possibly resulted from biological warfare: Russian expert
Russia’s former Surgeon General has said that the Zika virus (ZIKV) outbreak could be due to the use of biological warfare, said a report.
One of the possible causes for the spread of the deadly Zika virus outbreak could be the use of biological warfare, Russia’s former Chief State Sanitary Physician Gennady Onishchenko said Tuesday.
“This is being looked into… If we don’t do anything at all, this will become a man-made spread [of the disease]. This infection has been known since 1948 and it lived very quietly, but over the last few years, it began to grow,” Onishchenko told RIA Novosti.
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika virus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on February 1.
WHY WHO Imposed No Travel Ban?
WHO failed to explain, however, as to why its Emergency Committee had “found no public health justification for restrictions on travel or trade to prevent the spread of Zika virus,” despite the “explosive” outbreak.
State of Emergency Declared in Honduras
Meanwhile, Honduras declared a state of emergency, after recording nearly 3,700 suspected cases of Zika infections since late November, reports said.