By George Powell, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Figures released by the Municipal Secretariat for Health have shown that the number of dengue-carrying mosquitoes is at its lowest in Rio since 2005. The figures do show, however, that while most of the state of Rio has seen progress over the past eight years, certain areas remain at risk to outbreaks of the infectious tropical disease, which is caused by the dengue virus and spread by mosquitoes.
The report shows that . . .