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LET’S TALK ABOUT THE ZIKA VIRUS!

RECIFE, BRAZIL - JANUARY 26: Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in a lab at the Fiocruz institute on January 26, 2016 in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil. The mosquito transmits the Zika virus and is being studied at the institute. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants. The ailment results in an abnormally small head in newborns and is associated with various disorders including decreased brain development. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the Zika virus outbreak is likely to spread throughout nearly all the Americas. At least twelve cases in the United States have now been confirmed by the CDC. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

I listened to interviews of the Minister of Health, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, and Professor Lucille Bloomberg of the Center for Communicable Diseases on SA FM’s morning show on 20 February 2016, about the Zika virus (ZIKV). The show is hosted

THE DREADFUL EBOLA: WHAT THEY ARE NOT TELLING YOU!!

I first heard about the Ebola virus while I was in Canada in the early 1990’s. At the time, I was already writing about AIDS. The disease that was said to be caused by this virus was described as haemorrhagic