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When the world learned that the Zika Virus was a major health concern in Brazil, officials from other government health organizations started to hunt down the mosquitoes that are responsible for spreading the Zika virus in their countries. The main concern that countries around the world have is the number of cases of microcephaly that were reported in the same Northeast region of Brazil as the Zika virus cases. Zika virus symptoms are usually not severe, but microcephaly is a serious condition in newborn babies. Babies with microcephaly are born with smaller heads and brain damage. The lifespan of the infected babies is cut short by the disease.

Dr. Sergio Cortes of sergiocortesoficial, the chief medical doctor in Brazil, thinks the Zika virus has infected millions of Brazilian even though reported cases of the virus are much less that number. There is no way to detect the virus other than observation, according to a niteroi report by Dr. Cortes. People usually have a fever, muscle aches and a rash for 3 to 7 days, and then the symptoms disappear. The virus cannot be passed from human to human, but there are reports that a man returning from Africa passed the disease to his wife during sexual intercourse.

There are several theories circulating around the Internet about the relationship between the Zika virus and microcephaly. The Brazilian government believes the virus can cause microcephaly in pregnant women, and that theory sent a bolt of fear through the rest of the world. Dr. Cortes explains the relationship between the Zika virus and microcephaly on his official website. Cortes does say that more research needs to be done before the Brazilian theory becomes scientific fact.

Another theory that is gaining ground is the opinion of the University Network of Environment and Health. That theory claims that Pyriproxyfen, the larvicide that is used to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has seeped into the drinking water. The drinking water that is contaminated by the chemical is responsible for the microcephaly outbreak. There are several doctors in Argentina and Brazil that believe Pyriproxyfen is the primary cause of microcephaly, but the Brazilian government says there is no scientific proof to back up that theory either.

For more information about the Zika virus and microcephaly visit the Dr. Cortes LinkedIn page. Cortes has a Facebook page, and there is more information about him there. Dr. Cortes also uses Twitter to update his followers.

Jon Urbana is not someone who can ever be accused of being idle. The man works a lot. He also enjoys a host of hobbyist pursuits. Anyone who is looking to be inspired to get involved with something just has to look at the vast number of different interests Jon Urbana is involved in. One of his accomplishments is something very few people are able to do. Urbana is a skilled pilot. Not only does he know the basics of piloting, Urbana has been honored by the FAA for having procured a tremendous number of certifications and accomplishments. Once again, he is truly inspiring for the achievements he has aspired.

Jon Urbana’s ability to become an accomplished pilot is not the only remarkable thing he has done in life. Urbana is a retired professional lacrosse player. Out of all the many lacrosse players in college, a tiny fraction make the pro leagues. Urbana, after having a tremendous run as a player at Villanova, went on to become a solid professional player.

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After retiring from the pro ranks, he did not leave the game. Right now, Jon Urbana runs the Next Level Lacrosse Camp. The camp serves as a wonderful training ground for future college and pro superstars. In addition to playing the game well, Urbana now shows he has what it takes to be a great coach.

Lacrosse is a business. This is true of the pro sports leagues and training camps. Jon Urbana has also proven he is very skilled as a video production pro. His work as a head of business development for a laser systems provider shows his business management acumen. Actually, so does his work at the lacrosse camp.

Jon Urbana’s financial endeavors are not always profit-oriented. Urbana does a lot for charities. No-kill animal shelters have benefited from his charitable work. So have causes related to the environment. Urbana is very consistent with his work for charitable causes. Even a cursory glance at his GoFundMe or Crowdrise profiles reveals his tremendous activity.

Anyone who wants to learn more about Jon Urbana should subscribe to his website. It is always updated with a lot of good information.

During the course of his life George Soros has seen many of the problems in Europe, North America and the world as a whole. The Hungarian born George Soros survived the Holocaust of World War II before embarking on a journey as a refugee taking him to London to study finances, and a final journey to New York to begin his career in finance. At the start of 2016, the financial expert with an estimated fortune of more than $23 billion turned his attention away from the U.S. Presidential race to give his views on the growing global economic crisis.
The Chinese economy is seen as the key to the global economic issues by George Soros, according to Bloomberg Business. Manufacturing and investing have been the traditional areas of strength for the Chinese economy and saw the financial might of the country prompt partnerships with many countries across the globe. However, the Chinese economy has recently been changing to a more consumption and service based outlook, which Soros believes is causing major issues for an unprepared group of Chinese officials. Alongside the changes to the economy being seen in China the financial officials of the country must also be adjustable to the needs of their economy.

The Chinese economic problems may have pushed the global markets to the point of meltdown, but George Soros believes the issues seen in Europe may lead to a financial crisis similar to that seen in 2008. George Soros has warned of a financial meltdown in Europe since 2011 when he criticized the response to the debt problems in Greece; growing economic problems in Ukraine must be addressed if the single currency of the Euro is not to collapse in the coming months, the financial expert explained. George Soros believes a stronger response to the crisis facing the world by global leaders is the only option for averting a repeat of the global recession of 2008.

Coriant was formed as an independent company by Marlin Equity Partners in 2013. The technology comes from Siemens Optical Networks, Sycamore Networks and Tellabs. Coriant America Inc. is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The company sells hardware and software for optical transmission in the Backbone network of voice, data and mobile networks.

Coriant announced last year that Shaygan Kheradpir has been named Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. He succeeded President and CEO Pat DiPietro, who transitioned to his previous role as the Operating Partner at Marlin Partners. Before he joined Coriant, Kheradpir was appointed as the Operating Partner at Marlin Equity Partners, his main focus was on strategic telecom and technology investments.

After earning a doctorate degree in engineering, Kheradpir started his career at GTE labs. At GTE, Kheradpir was promoted to a higher position as chief information officer. Shaygan led the team in developing the first network management platform for GTE in the nation. In 2000, GTE merged with Bell Atlantic to form a new company, Verizon Communications and Kheradpir eventually became the CIO of Verizon. He was also primarily responsible for reducing the IT budget of Verizon from 6 percent to 4 percent. Within a short period, FiOS had 35% penetration in the markets it operated and became a $12 billion enterprise. In 2007, he was named to CIO Magazine’s Hall of Fame. Kheradpir holds many technologies and telecommunications patents.

In January 2014, Kheradpir served as Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Barclays. He was instrumental with his team in the development of customer products, in the innovation of Cloudit and Pingit. Kheradpir joined Juniper Networks in 2014 as the company CEO. He helped develop the cost cutting, Integrated Operating Plan that targeted the growth markets of High-IQ Networking and Cloud Builder.

Marlin Equity Partners who are the founders of Coriant are very confident of having a successful company under Kheradpir’s leadership. With Coriant’s Shaygan Kheradpir at the helm and with his superior industry expertise, technical vision and passion for technology, he is positioned to lead their clients, their sales partners, and the industry, into an exciting and successful future.

Someone has been continuously trying to warn and caution everyone about one of the most serious threats to the health of all people for six months. For over six months the State Health Sec. Dr.Sergio Cortes has been gearing up for what has now become a major health threat. First in his State of Bahia, then in northern and eastern Brazil and now at least 24 countries have declared an emergency health situation related to the Zika virus. The virus is spreading throughout most of South America and Central America and has now been detected in Mexico and many Caribbean countries as well as several states of the United States of America.

State Sec. of Health Dr. Sergio Cortes says that this situation has been compounded by torrential rain forced, flooding that has created pools of contaminated water and free standing stagnant water that can be a breeding ground for the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dr. Cortes explains the Aedes aegypti mosquito is the main carrier of Zika virus. Dr. Cortes and his evaluation team are currently touring the flooded areas and have set up seven (7) emergency shelters that will also include 12 hydration stations and will have the ability of serving up to 300 affected people each and everyday. Part of Sec. Sergio Cortes’ plans is to provide training for the workers at the seven shelters so that they can help in early detection of fever. One thing that can be said about the Brazilian Ministry of health is that they have long been extremely effective at early detection of symptoms of Dengue, Chikungunya and hopefully soon standardized early detection techniques for the Zika virus. The point in early detection is to be able to immediately pursue rapid adoption of febrile syndrome protocol. This helps contain the widespread transmission of these contagions.

Another phase of State Sec. of Health Dr. Sergio Cortes of seriocortesofficial plan is to take an active approach on controlling the mosquito population in the area. The Brazilian government has dispatched over 200,000 troops throughout the entire nation to help out this health crisis in fighting this health crisis. Interviewed in Extra.Global last week Dr. Cortes explained on crunchbase how the state government has arranged to distribute 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite to the local residents and volunteers to help decontaminate waters that may become some of these mosquito’s breeding grounds.

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