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- Prior to 2015, Zika virus outbreaks have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands.
- In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infections in Brazil.
- Currently, outbreaks are occurring in many countries.
- Zika virus will continue to spread and it will be difficult to determine how the virus will spread over time.
- No locally transmitted Zika cases have been reported in the continental United States, but cases have been reported in returning travelers.
- Locally transmitted Zika virus has been reported in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- With the recent outbreaks, the number of Zika cases among travelers visiting or returning to the United States will likely increase.
- These imported cases could result in local spread of the virus in some areas of the United States.
It seems to me that medical specialists are very worried. Think about the massive cost for society to go an entire year without births. They don’t do this if they don’t expect this epidemic to grow beyond anything we’ve seen so far.
The statistics we have been shown so far don’t quite reveal the scope of the disaster we’re facing. As of 17 november 2015, Brazil faced 400 cases of microcephaly. By January 2, they were looking at 3174 cases and by January 20, we’re looking at 3893 cases.
So, it seems that the surge itself is a very recent phenomenon. Between january 2 and january 20, 719 new cases were reported in 18 days. So, if we assume 2.8 million births per year, we find that 7671 children are born per day. If we assume 719 cases in 18 days, we’re looking at 40 children born per day with Zika, which means the situation now affects roughly 0.5% of all children born in Brazil.
Note however that the epidemic is so far concentrated in a few specific locations. Worst affected is the state Pernambuco, with 900 cases by january 3 2016. On november 17 of 2015 it reported 268 cases so far. So, between november 17 and january 3, 632 cases were reported in the state, in a period of 46 days. That’s 13.7 cases per day.
Take Brazil’s birth rate of 14.72 births per 1,000 population per year. This means we would expect 131464 births per year in Pernambuco, based on its population of 8,931,028 million people, which comes down to 360 per day. This means that in the worst hit state, we’re now looking at a microcephaly rate of roughly 3.8% of all children born in the state.
This is a very rough back of the envelope calculation, but it should demonstrate why they are so frightened of Zika. This epidemic has only just begun. They have sent their troops down into the cities to look for any stagnant water, while other countries are now asking their women to simply abstain from reproduction altogether until they have this under control. Zika hits our species where it is most vulnerable, in our ability to take care of people who would die under more primitive conditions, creating an entire wave of deformed children who will be a costly burden on their society’s social safety net until their deaths.
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