Zika outbreak in brazil
The recent spread of Zika and Dengue in Brazil has affected mainly the northeastern region of the country where cases of microcephaly have soared. The country fears that microcephaly in new born babies may be linked to Zika and families living in poor conditions are the most affected by the spread of diseases.
In Salvador, a major city in the northeast, more than six thousand armed forces personnel and public health officials launched on February, 2016, a series of actions to fight the mosquito Aedes aegypti which may cause Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya.
In a year that Brazil will host the Olympics the pressure and expectations on the government for an effective action plan to fight the disease are high.