Brazil battled dengue before the the start of the World Cup

Just weeks before the start of the World Cup, Brazil was responding to concerns that international visitors could get infected with dengue fever and bring the disease back to their home nations.

“This year, dengue transmission has been much more significant in Sao Paulo than in other years,” says Nancy Marcal Bastos de Souza, a biologist who works with the city authorities. “We spray neighborhoods where we have a confirmed case of someone contracting dengue so we know there are dengue-carrying mosquitoes there,” she says. more>>

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