Amid Multiple Crises In Brazil, Recife’s Officials, Doctors Respond To Zika With Few Resources
NPR: How To Fight Zika When Your Country Is In Trouble: Improvise
“[Recife Health Secretary Jailson Correia] asked for $7 million to fight Zika. He got a few hundred thousand dollars. … Why so stingy? Because Zika isn’t the only emergency in Brazil. Two other mosquito-borne viruses are spiking: Dengue and chikungunya. Meanwhile, the country is going through a massive economic and political crisis as well, facing one of the worst recessions in its history…” (Garcia-Navarro, 4/7).
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