- Hi Jeff,
- This is a fascinating article and would be great for
news headlines. The New York news media is no longer talking about the
virus. Nobody is informing us as to developments in Florida. Only people,
like myself, who actively search out virus information, are finding it
(in dribs and drabs).
- This article does prove that pesticide spraying mosquitoes
is dangerous, but, not because of the "nerve" agents, but because
spraying does not kill off all the mosquitoes...it harms the genetic makeup
of the mosquitos that survive.
- The surviving mosquitos then parent future generations
of mosquitoes with inferior genes: genes that will insure future mosquitoes
have defective stomach linings that will allow VIRUSES to pass into their
circulatory systems and onto their salivary glands. Thus, there will be
more mosquitos carrying viruses.
- I will keep you updated.
- Subj: Fwd: New Encephalitis Research Date: 11/14/1999
From: mailto:Sealight53 To: mailto:ARTISTpres
- Hey folks! Thought you might like to look at this -
it's from our doctor in Melbourne who originally set up the Chem-Tox website
for CRAM and does extensive research on the subject. Unfortunately, it
looks like everything we warned people about is happening on an alarming
scale. We may be the cause of our own extinction at this rate.
- Forwarded Message:
- Subj: New Encephalitis Research Date: 11/13/1999 12:26:55
AM Pacific Standard Time From: firstname.lastname@example.org (tampareads) To:
- Hi Everyone - Richard here in Melbourne,
- I'm still alive and well and fighting the aerial mosquito
spraying here in Melbourne. Myself and several others spoke at the Brevard
County Commission Meeting last month on the dangers of the pesticide dibrom
and permethrin which they're using for the assault. They formed a committee
to discuss the matter which we attended several days ago. But the real
reason I'm writing is I have some extremely fascinating information they
will be a powerhouse defense for New Yorkers and all counties for not using
pesticides for killing encephalitis mosquitoes.
- In fact, when I met last week with University of Florida's
new genetics viral/mosquito researcher, Dr. Walter Tabachnic, here at the
extension lab in Vero Beach, when I outlined the information and asked
him what he thought about it - he said "interesting." - well
that's better than denial any day.
- Here's the situation. First - a few basic facts he told
me from their research on encephalitis mosquitoes.
- 1. Some birds are apparently more infected with the
encephalitis virus (primarily "morning doves" and "crows")
- 2. Mosquitoes bite the infected birds
- 3. After a week or two the mosquito can then transmit
the disease - but hold on - They found out that not all mosquitoes get
encephalitis, in fact of thousands of mosquitoes that do bite an infected
bird - only 1 or 2 even develop the disease.
- Of course, the next big question they investigated was
to find out what was different between the mosquitoes that become encephalitis
infected and the ones that don't. He said it wasn't deficiencies in mosquito
immune systems (although that could be occurring with the birds), however,
there was one consistent biological finding...
- ** ALL OF THE MOSQUITOES WHICH DEVELOPED ENCEPHALITIS
WERE FOUND TO HAVE ABNORMALITIES IN STOMACH LINING FUNCTION WHICH ALLOWED
THE VIRUS TO MOVE PAST THE LINING AND INTO THE MOSQUITOES CIRCULATION AND
INTO THE SALIVARY GLANDS. HEALTHY MOSQUITOES, EVEN IF BITING THE HECK
OUT OF THE INFECTED BIRDS - DO NOT CONTRACT ENCEPHALITIS.
- Also, to show how rare this disease is anyway, they studied
10,000 mosquitoes and found about 100 to be infected with encephalitis.
This works out to be about 1 in 1000 mosquitoes carrying the disease.
We've had I think several deaths from this disease over the passed year
and there must be somewhere in the realm of upteen million bites from encephalitis
carrying mosquitoes over all of Florida's population.
- OK, now back to our case... In other words, something
was genetically wrong with these mosquitoes since only a very small minority
can become infected.
- Before I go on any further, I was told by another entomologist
there - Dr. Richard Baker, that it takes about 2 or 3 direct "droplet"
hits from an airplane or spray truck pesticide mist to kill a mosquito.
If he only gets hit with one droplet, which happens to thousands and thousands
of mosquitoes, then they can survive. But the poor rascals, because both
malathion and dibrom have been found to cause genetic damage in even human
blood cells, these guys could very likely be developing some serious genetic
hits since they are receiving exposures about half of what it takes to
kill them - and then they dare to go out and make more mosquito babies
- potentially genetically inferior.
- Like all living creatures, the mosquito has genes on
his chromosome that controls everything from how well that mosquito flies
to (you got it) how well his stomach lining works. Also, I thought the
stomach malfunction was interesting since problems with stomach intestine
function was found in human offspring from the California spraying. By
the way, they have been using malathion for mosquito spraying here for
the past 10-15 years and only stopped this year and switched to another
genetoxic pesticide - "Dibrom" (nailed).
- So the bottom line is - every time A Florida mosquito
spray plane or truck heads out on a mission, they are increasing the amount
of genetic damage in the mosquito population, and hence, increasing the
number of mosquitoes out there with tiny genetic flaws which allow the
encephalitis virus to take hold.
- So now we have more genetically damaged mosquitoes -
which in turn causes more encephalitis infected mosquitoes - which in turn
causes more infections among the human population.
- God help us...........
- That about wraps it up, but should be a research project
of paramount importance.
- Take Care everyone - Richard Pressinger - Melbourne