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President Rousseff with 200.000 troops leads the “Zika Zero” campaign

Tuesday, February 16th 2016 - 07:55 UTC
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More than 200,000 troops fanned out across Brazil over the weekend to raise awareness about the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, which has been linked to a surge in birth defects. Read full article

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  • Skip

    Why is Zika, which has been established in South East Asia since 1945 and Indonesia has documented outbreaks since the late 70s, not seemed to cause microcephaly there?

    Is this a different strain? Will neighbouring countries suffer this? It's moved into the US already!

    Feb 16th, 2016 - 08:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Perhaps microcephaly is not caused by the Zika virus.....in the N.East of Brazil, where most of the Zika cases are reportedly occurring, the native population ( generally referred to as 'cabeças chatas' = 'flat-heads') has been known for having small brains for as long as I can remember.
    A good example of this is the BRasshole, who although living in Curitiba, comes from the N.East. LOL......

    Feb 16th, 2016 - 02:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • St.John

    There are several candidates to what causes microcephaly: Zika virus, a mutation of this virus (vira mutate easily and fast), the insecticide Pyriproxyfen, which has been added to the drinking water in some Brasilian states, a combination of factors, or perhaps heavy alcohol abuse during early pregnancy, which is known to cause microcephaly in some cases, ... nobody knows, although eg. WHO claims to know it isn't the pesticide - dumb buggers - nobody knows.

    Feb 16th, 2016 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAU

    200.000 troops only? For the country of the size of Brazil? How effective their efforts are going to be? How about putting more than 50% of the Armed Forces on The Job?

    Feb 21st, 2016 - 10:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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