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Zika, Dengue Disproportionately Affecting Poorer Populations In Brazilian City

Washington Post: Zika exposes class differences in Brazil, where most victims are poor
“…Since last year, Zika has infected an estimated 1.5 million Brazilians, mostly in the hot, poor northeast. Though the virus arrived late to [Ribeirão Preto, a] city of 660,000, the local health department already suspects that 130 pregnant women may have caught it. The cases appear concentrated among lower-income residents. That trend is also evident with dengue — of the 1,557 cases since January, only 160 came from the well-to-do south side…” (Cuadros, 2/24).

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