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A new study has found the New York Blood Center has stopped seeking valid data on a bat Zika virus discovery and has only accepted data from the National Institute of Health at the request of the league.
FOX’s Marghiee Teshineh has this week’s “FOX on Health”:
Dead bats with Zika virus on the blood supply will cause health problems in humans who encounter the insecticide that bats use. This is after a study in New York state found no biological evidence that the insecticide, aldrin, is a risk to humans.
There’s currently no science proving whether or not this chemical is harmful to humans. Scientific journals are trying to crack this puzzle to figure out what risks, if any, are real. One scientist says his team will continue to find out.
The real deal on Zika may never happen. The Zika vaccine is the most promising effort currently at work in the field, but scientists’ work has been stalled because of dead bat findings. A wild mosquito is more likely to bite a bat when bat droppings are on the ground and bloods from a human bitten by a bat may be the deadly virus’s transmitter.
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