WHO LIVE CONFERENCE AND THE ZIKA VIRUS

We are vey happy today that the experts of the World Health Organization finally contacted one the countries where the ZIKA virus infection is endemic. They finally come up with a confirmed number of cases in Brazil where the epidemic started. But a lot needs to be done in the other countries.Currently, according to WHO, Brazil has 2100 confirmed cases of ZIKA virus infection. They also discuss research and development, funding. According the these experts, it is a long term process. They also mentioned that 61 countries are involved but they still consider the ZIKA virus epidemic as a major Public Health Challenge not an issue of International concern. What the WHO experts have been saying is very beautiful to teach medical students. But we are dealing with an epidemic of a major Public Health concern but they still did not address the  mosquitoes, vectors of the ZIKA virus. Mosquitoes have been around since the beginning of humanity. They are vectors of several diseases. They continue to multiply and transmit diseases. We are going to mention again some of them: Malaria, West Nile encephalitis, La Crosse encephalitis, Eastern and Western Equine encephalitis, Dengue, Chickungunya. Currently, we have the ZIKA virus and it major complications like Microcephaly and the Guillain Barre syndrome. Why can’t we go after the mosquitoes? What is wrong with that?  People are saying that insecticides can kill bees and without bees there won’t be any almonds. They are thinking about almonds while human life is in jeopardy. We are declaring a war against the mosquitoes. In any war there will be collateral damages. Some bees and ants will survive and will multiply again. We are not going to kill all mosquitoes. Some of them will survive and will multiply gain. All what we need is to decrease the incidence of diseases caused by mosquitoes. No one has ever thought going after the mosquitoes and these insects are very harmful to the human species. I do not disagree with the WHO experts approach but killing the mosquitoes does not stop anyone from doing medical research and development. Our organization will also participate in some research program working jointly with other World Health organizations. We will participate in the vaccination program when a vaccine is available. We will also work jointly with them. All what we need is funding to go after the mosquitoes. All what I am saying today is for the future benefits of medical science and research as well as Public Health research. I am physician with a master of Public Health, a degree in Health care in developing countries. I am also a nurse. I do not have anything against the medical science. We are all working for well being mankind.

 

Author: cufhap

Founder and executive Director on the Community United For Health And Prevention (CUFHAP), I am a trained physician with a master of Public Health, a Health care in developing countries certificate and an LPN. My goals are to develop strategies to partially decrease the population of the mosquitoes vector of the ZIKA virus in order to decrease the incidence of microcephaly among the children born from mothers infected by the ZIKA virus.By doing so,we will decrease the incidence of Guillain Barre Syndrome , encephalitis and other diseases caused by mosquito bite like malaria, arboviral meningo- encephalitis caused by multiple viral agents. These arboviral diseases are classified by geographic area WNV (Western Nile Virus), Eastern and Western equine encephalitis,La Crosse encephalitis, St Louis encephalitis. To reach these goals the Community United For Health And Prevention needs the support of the people and the governments.