Monday, August 15, 2016

Zika's Spread Helped Along by Brazil's Deep Poverty

I've been tweeting Olympics news with the #ThirdWorldGames hashtag, and you can see why after reading this piece at the Los Angeles Times.

Here, "Brazil defeated the mosquito that spreads Zika once before — few expect it to do so again."

Raw sewage runs through drainage canals, there's no running water in homes, and families don't have enough money to buy their own bug spray pesticides. It's a choice between fighting mosquitoes or putting food on the table.