São Paulo Takes Drastic Step to Prevent Dengue Outbreak

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Worried about a dengue outbreak like the one seen at the beginning of this year, São Paulo mayor, Fernando Haddad sanctioned a law last week that will allow health officials to enter private homes, unoccupied residences and businesses to seek out and destroy breeding grounds for the dengue-carrying mosquito – even against home and business owners’ wishes.

Last summer nearly twenty percent of the homes and businesses did not allow health agents to inspect their residences and places of work. “Among the measures which may be determined for the . . .

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