Brazil’s Armed Forces To Help Combat Zika Virus

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The government of Brazil announced on Wednesday (January 27th) it was placing 220,000 armed forces personnel to help combat the mosquito which transmits the Zika virus. According to Defense Minister, Aldo Rebelo, the three branches of the armed forces will be at hand in 356 municipalities throughout Brazil to help end the proliferation of the mosquito.

“The Armed Forces, who already help in combating the Aedes aegypti mosquito will now intensify the mobilization where there is a greater incidence of reports,” said Minister Rebelo during a press conference.

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