Global & Disaster Medicine

Brazil: Zika isn’t the only emergency. 2 other mosquito-borne viruses are spiking: Dengue and CHIKV. Meanwhile, the country is going through a massive economic and political crisis as well, facing one of the worst recessions in its history.


Recife:  “….New cases of microcephaly are dramatically down. Last November, Recife registered 125 cases. But since the beginning of this year, the numbers have hovered around 25 a month……[T]he decline was expected: Women giving birth this spring would have become pregnant during the cooler winter period when there were fewer mosquitoes around to transmit Zika……”

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