The New York Times reports that in the past, “cancer cells have been transferred by mosquitoes from one hamster to another. And so far, three kinds of contagious cancers have been discovered in the wild — in dogs, Tasmanian devils and, most recently, in soft shell crabs.”
Currently, the Tasmanian devil is facing extinction because of a deadly tumor and cancer spreading among the population in the wild, a fate which could one day befall humanity. Contagious cancers and tumors are a scientific fact, and there’s no denying that mosquitoes can pass the deadly cellular breakdown syndrome from one host to another.
According to Dr. Steven Lehrer, there is a “very distinct correlation between the rate of brain cancers and malaria.” Although there are some doubts as to whether there is a direct link between the Zika virus and microcephaly, it is nearly certain that the deadly brain malformation is caused by the mosquito-borne pathogen.
Dr. Lehrer confirms that there has been successful “arthropod transmission of rabbit Papillomatosis, a neoplastic disease studied intensively in relation to cancer because of its tendency toward malignant transformation.”
If mosquitoes can spread cancer in hamsters and rabbits in a laboratory setting, it is very likely that they do so in the wild, and that this has effects throughout the entire ecosystem, rising up in the food chain onto the very plates of food we feed our children.
Although malaria is a horrendous affliction that affects millions of people around the world, its effects on the brain are not as severe as Zika. That the Zika virus affects brain development in fetuses, and that it can cause Guillain-Barré syndrome, a deadly nerve paralysis, is very clear indication that Zika is far deadlier than malaria, and that the rate of brain cancer in Latin America is due to explode to astronomical levels which could cripple the health system of the entire region.
The BBC recently reported that Oxitec’s transgenic mosquitoes may very well make the Aedes aegypti mosquito extinct, but that the ecological niche could be filled by an “equally, or more, undesirable” insect.
It seems that the Aedes aegypti mosquito has indeed become more undesirable since Oxitec began eliminating the weakest ones and strengthening the species, in an effort that can only compared to Barack Obama’s drone targeted-assassination program. We can kill the top mosquitoes, but the ones waiting to take their place are far more ruthless, and will behead higher-life from the top of the food chain.