Sergio Cortes is the Secretary of Health in Brazil and he has his own webpage that is called Sergiocortesoficial.com. On his webpage he gives up to date information about health and disease. Cortes can also be followed on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. Recently Cortes had written on his webpage about the Zika outbreak that has been plaguing many neighborhoods in Brazil. Many people have fears about the Zika disease because they are misinformed, but Cortes talks about the real and the made up dangers that accompany this virus.
The Zika virus was first discovered in certain countries in Africa and later, with time, the disease traveled to Asia. Now there have been many outbreaks of the Zika virus in Latin America. While the symptoms of Zika are mostly mild, the ramifications of the disease can be serious in certain portions of the population. Many studies have linked the current virus to microcephaly and Gillian-Barre syndrome. In many of the cases where microcephaly was found in newborn babies, it was evident that months before they had breakouts of the Zika virus.
The Zika virus cannot be transmitted from person to person, but it is only transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. This is also the mosquito that can transmit Chikungunya and dengue. This specific type of mosquito prefers to lay its eggs in clean water, but it can also lay its eggs in water that contains organic material. There is no cure for the Zika virus, all that a person can do is remain hydrated and take anti-inflammatory medication and painkillers until the symptoms wear off.
When it comes to pregnant women, it is very important for them to protect them themselves from the Zika virus. The best way to protect oneself from the virus is by avoiding mosquito bites. It is best to cover the majority of the body and to use mosquito repellent. The use of mosquito nets when sleeping is very important, and it is equally important use screens on windows and on doors in the home. While the situation with Zika in Latin America has reached record numbers, by taking preventative steps an individual can try to avoid this pesky disease.
In early January, George Soros spoke to Bloomberg and a Sri Lanka economic forum. He believes that the Global market looks like it did back in 2008. Soros cautions investors to be careful during this financial crisis. China’s currency devaluation is creating problems for the rest of the world. The Asian country is seeking a new growth model. The weakening yuan has cost the market $2.5 trillion. China is temporarily shifting their focus from investing to consumer consumption services. China is the world’s second largest economy in the Global market. As a result, the only way to salvage the Global market is when China’s economy heals. Because of China’s crisis, the value of the world markets have fallen and oil prices plummeted.
Before the hedge-fund billionaire started his hedge-fund firm in 1969, Soros had more than a decade’s worth of investment experience. He started in New York, back in the 1950s. His investment prowess came about when he made in 1992.
Australian Academic and Board Director, Paul Mazzola agrees that China’s financial great economy crisis is definitely creating a ripple effect throughout the world. He does not think it will cause a financial crisis throughout the globe.
According to financial experts, the global crisis of 2008 was the worst since the depression of the 1930s. In 2007, home prices began to tumble, creating a domino effect throughout the United States financial sector and then spreading out to economies overseas. The crisis originated in the United States because mortgage lenders offered low interest deals to families who did not qualify and were not able to pay back the loan. These loans were sold to banks as Fanny Maes and Freddie Macs. These were wrongly called low-risk investments. After that, the insurance companies started trading what’s called credit default swaps. To sum it up, this crisis went from the entire United States investment banking agencies, the largest insurance companies, and the biggest mortgage lenders to overseas. The auto industry had to request a federal bailout. Banks stopped making loans because they believed they couldn’t be paid back. By December 2008, Germany, Japan, and China were in a global recession. It was dubbed the third longest recession in the world since we were involved in World War II.
In 2009, congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. In the summer of 2010, the Dodd–Frank regulatory reforms went into effect to prevent such a crisis as the 2008 financial crisis from happening again in the United States.
China is broadening its efforts to off-set their economy slowing by revising some financial rules and creating marketing interventions in much the same way the United States did eight years ago.
FreedomPop is back in the news. Anyone who wants to stay in the communications loop while traveling the globe is going to be interested in the news. Re/Code is reporting FreedomPop has raised $50 million to expand a global hotspot for travelers going from one country to another. Phone calls, text messaging, and accessing the internet can all be done via the hotspot. No one has to lose touch with the GPS when driving. Nor does anyone have to be in the dark and unable to place important calls.
The money raised by FreedomPop is intended to set up a hotspot that is present in 25 countries. In order to access the hotspot, a subscriber has to pay a $49 startup fee. Anyone in need of a SIM card can buy one for $10. As the article notes, these fees are very small in comparison to the huge fees the major telecommunications services charge.
FreedomPop keeps its famously low prices down by avoiding spending huge money on advertising. Even by relying on word of mouth alone, FreedomPop has done tremendously well in the market.
FreedomPop is based out of Los Angeles, and the company has quickly grown to become of a popular budget phone service. A finite amount of free phone, text, and data are made available to customers per month. Additionally monthly costs deliver expanded service. Even the paid plans are quite reasonable. Additionally reasonable are the great discounts on name brand smartphones sold through FreedomPop. A pre-Black Friday sales offered high-end Samsung and Motorola smartphones at incredibly low prices.
FreedomPop was launched with startup capital and continues to raise more. Look for various new products, services, and developments from the company as it continues to grow in the market. And that market is a global one.
According to Exam,recent flooding of Xerem has prompted Dr. Sergio Cortes to take action and educate the general public about potential diseases caused by contaminated floodwater, crowded areas, and virus-ridden mosquitoes. Once garbage in the cities has come into contact with the water spread over the area, it can poison reserves of drinking water and cause serious illnesses. There are also concerns for development of the spread of common disease when large amounts of people are crowded together.
Cortes advises on Atanews the survivors of the flood to drink only bottled water or water imported from outside the flood-affected region. He encourages residents to treat their water tanks with sodium hydrohlorite supplied by the various shelters set up in Xerem to aid in this crisis and urges those donating not to forget to send bottled water.
In an agreement between the principal government departments aiding in the crisis, the state is sending another calamity kit and is issuing 3000 antibiotic tablets for prevention of leptospiros. It has also sent a supply of sodium hydrochlorite for the decontamination of water supplies. All health actions of Xerem will be kept track of by the Situation Room, and there will be volunteers prepared in the appropriate protocols and prevention of disease at designated areas. There will also be a convention of the National Health Force.
Cortes also encourages on niteroi.gov the prevention of the spread of the viruses zika and chikungunya, which are spread through mosquito bites. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so flooding exacerbates a problem that is already a concern to the exemplary doctor. He urges those still near the flood area to take measures against the bites of all stinging insects by wearing protective clothing, wearing bug-spray, and hanging mosquito nets. The symptoms identifying zika and chikungunya are high temperature, muscle pain and discoloration of the skin. Upon contracting one of these viruses, hydration is the key to recovery to be followed by exercise.
Dr. Sergio Cortes was born in 1971, is a former secretary of Rio de Janeiro, and is a sports celebrity. Go to these links to follow him: LinkedIn and Twitter.