More Investment In WASH Services Needed In Brazil To Prevent Further Zika Outbreaks, HRW Report Says

Deutsche Welle: Zika could resurface in Brazil if causes not addressed, HRW says
“Human Rights Watch (HRW) warned on Thursday that Brazil could face a new outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus if it fails to improve sanitation services and insecure water access for the poor. In a report, the rights group said that more than one-third of Brazilians stored water in [uncovered and untreated] tanks because they could not rely on their water supply…” (Jones, 7/13).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Brazil not addressing poor sanitation, water access that exacerbated Zika crisis
“…The mosquito-borne Zika virus was linked to more than 2,500 birth defects and caused an 18-month public health emergency in South America’s largest country. But campaigners on Thursday said a lack of government investment in sanitation services for the poor, insecure water access, and other conditions which exacerbated the crisis are still present in Brazil, raising the potential of future outbreaks…” (Arsenault, 7/12).

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