Despite the fact that world health authorities have said for months that the mosquito species is the main vector for Zika, no Aedes aegypti carrying the virus had previously been found in the Americas
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (May 24, 2016) — Brazilian scientists said Monday, May 23, they have found the first hard evidence the Zika virus blamed for causing brain damage in hundreds of babies is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Continue reading Brazil confirms mosquito as Zika vector→
Meanwhile, a health official warns that Zika is likely to spread to densely populated areas of the country
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Feb. 14, 2016) — The presence of the Zika virus in Brazil won’t compromise the Olympics in August, President Dilma Rousseff vowed on Saturday, February 13, as soldiers went door-to-door across the country to share key tips on how to stem the outbreak.
‘It is a potential health problem … not only for our athletes but for everyone else should they get infected’
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 3, 2016) — The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) said it is closely monitoring the worsening Zika outbreak in Latin America, which comes months before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.