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Now You ARE Being Lied To

Rose Webster
Milton, Canada

Nov 15, 2017 — This week, my friend Jonathan Nielsen, sent me the most disturbing post: https://www.cnet.com/news/epa-wolbachia-bacteria-infected-insects-kill-mosquitoes-mosquitomate

And this is false: "MosquitoMate infects lab-grown mosquitoes with the common bacterium Wolbachia pipientis, which affects mosquitoes but not animals or humans."

In fact, MosquitoMate and Eliminate Dengue are claiming:

"Our technology only impacts mosquitoes ..." Source: http://mosquitomate.com/how-it-works

"Wolbachia is safe for humans, animals and the environment." Source: http://www.eliminatedengue.com/our-research/wolbachia

Wolbachia can (and does) infect mammals and humans.

The 2006 study "Survival of Wolbachia pipientis in Cell-Free Medium" by Rasgon et al. clearly states:

"Wolbachia infections are maintained by strict maternal inheritance, horizontal transfer events are common over evolutionary time ... Wolbachia bacteria were able to survive extracellularly for up to 1 week with no decrease in viability ..." And "... were able to reinvade cells and establish stable infections at all time points." Source: http://aem.asm.org/content/72/11/6934

The book Immunology, Inflammation and Diseases of the Eye by E. Pearlman and K. Gentil (on page 91) states:

Wolbachia "is most numerous in the mammalian host compared with the insect stage ... Elevated Wolbachia DNA and even intact Wolbachia are detected in the blood." Further along, it states "within 7 days in the mammalian host, bacteria numbers increased 600-fold."

An ignored 2015 paper by Chen, Dong, et al:

"Wolbachia spp. can infect mammalian cells, even human cells in vitro. Horizontal transmission in insects and among helminths occurs via cell–cell invasion, predation and cannibalism, among other possibilities, establishing the potential for horizontal transfer to animals and humans as well. Hence, Wolbachia spp. should be further evaluated as causes of human infection ..." Source: http://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(14)00040-8/fulltext

These are the 20 U.S. states that the EPA has allowed Wolbachia-infected Aedes to be released (outlined in red on the map in my video): California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and West Virginia, as well as Washington, DC.


More Overlooked Facts

When Culex tarsalis and Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus NATURALLY acquired Wolbachia, they became BETTER vectors of West Nile virus (very similar to Zika) and malaria, respectively. Source (with citations): http://www.infobarrel.com/More_Proof_Wolbachia-Infected_Mosquito_Releases_Might_Be_Causing_the_Most_Devastating_Zika_Infections

Culex mosquitoes and larvae behave quite differently compared to Aedes (and they look different). Culex mosquitoes are nighttime-active. According to Workman and Walton (2003), Culex quinquefasciatus and Culex tarsalis larvae tend to dive less often when there is low food availability. Aedes tend to dive deeper. Source: https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/content/part/JAMCA/JAMCA_V15_N2_P194-199.pdf

As stated in my video, birds tend rely on the sense of sight when consuming insects; aquatic species rely more on movement (and location). So, adding Wolbachia into a species that never had it before is akin to creating a whole new species and it is NOW impacting the vertebrates that feed preferentially off the Aedes genus.

To be fair, I do not doubt that Wolbachia in Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus suppresses viruses. But here's the crucial point:

What happens when trillions of Wolbachia-infected Aedes males die or are consumed? And what about the eggs and larvae that will ALSO contain it?

Everything dies and is eventually "absorbed" by something else in nature. Wolbachia can survive (at least) a week in a dead host; ample time for other organisms and parasites to acquire (and spread) it.

And earlier this year, I discovered that "up to 60 per cent of the Culex family do not lay eggs on the surface of water. Rather, they lay their eggs near boggy, swampy, watery areas, on leaves or just about anything that is just above or just near the water." Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/mosquito-eggs-water-1.4069272

So, when I viewed these WWF-Canada stats:

- Grassland birds dropped 69 per cent
- Aerial insectivores fell 51 per cent
- Shorebird populations declined by 43 per cent
Source: http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2017/09/13/wildlife-species-loss-living-planet-canada

And coupled that with this highly alarming statistic:

-Sperm counts have declined by more than half for Western men
Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/sperm-count-declining-north-america-europe-australia-1.4220661

I thought: Wolbachia is infecting humans and mammals now and Culex are (in my mind) the most likely culprit. I also believe Wolbachia is working in tandem with Zika (a virus acting like a bacteriophage) hitching a ride to the gonads, heart, CNS, optic lobe, and retina.

Bottom line: We need to demand that vertebrates (including humans) be tested for Wolbachia because there ARE treatment options. The most promising antibiotic I've read about (so far) is azithromycin. Sources: http://www.pnas.org/content/113/50/14408.full And for whales: http://www.vin.com/apputil/content/defaultadv1.aspx?pId=11114&meta=Generic&catId=29071&id=3981351&ind=28&objTypeID=17

Thank you for your continued support.

Take good care,

Rose

Authors note: I cannot use italics or hyperlink. Ergo, links are not hidden and I used caps for emphasis.

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