New Rio Operation Targets Dengue: Daily

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – So far this year, nearly 54,000 suspected cases have been recorded in Rio state, and although less than last year, ten deaths have so far been attributed to the disease. The Department of Health and Civil Defense is today embarking on a mass operation to rid Rio neighborhoods of breeding hotspots of mosquitoes responsible for transmitting dengue fever.

Officials will inspect streets and properties in an attempt to eliminate potential breeding grounds, as well as educating locals about the risks of the disease and how to combat it.

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