Midnight In The Desert — Brazil

Brazil Releases Details of Military Confrontation with UFO in 1986

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Brazil Releases Details of Military Confrontation with UFO in 1986

The Brazilian Air Force has released formerly classified information related to UFO research dating back to the 1980s. The newly released information tracks an incident that occurred in Brazil in 1986 when around 20 UFOs were sighted by numerous airplanes and by ground radar. According to the reports, the UFOs were sighted by at least six airplanes and by ground radar on the night of May 19, 1986, flying over several states in the south east of Brazil (1). Unidentified radar returns were tracked by the Integrated Air Defense and Air Traffic Control Center in Brasilia, as well as by...

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Zika: Panama has 'first microcephaly case outside Brazil'

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Zika: Panama has 'first microcephaly case outside Brazil'

Panama has registered a baby born with a brain disorder believed linked to the Zika virus, in what is thought to be the first such case outside Brazil in the current outbreak. Traces of the mosquito-born virus were found in the baby's umbilical cord. The baby had been born with an underdeveloped brain, a condition known as microcephaly, which health experts suspect is linked to the virus. Brazil suspects most of its 860 cases of microcephaly are related to Zika. The Panamanian baby's mother had not reported any symptoms of Zika during her pregnancy. Her baby died four hours after...

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Zika’s link to shrinking baby brains is scary

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Zika’s link to shrinking baby brains is scary

A spike in microcephaly cases in Brazil—and its potential links to the Zika virus—has spurred a global public health emergency, prompted calls for women to postpone pregnancy in some countries, and inspired new guidelines about how to have sex in the US. It’s now looking like the problem may have been overstated—or at the very least, misunderstood. Data from Brazil’s health ministry suggests that the number of children born with microcephaly, or a smaller-than-normal head and brain, may be lower than originally reported. Separately, a study by Brazilian researchers shows that the prevalence of microcephaly was likely higher in the...

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