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on May 7, 2016 in World News

Brazil Successfully Used DDT to End Zika Virus in Past

by Dr. Susan Berry The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) says that during the 1950s and 1960s, Brazil successfully eliminated the mosquito carrying the Zika virus through the use of DDT. Dr. Anthony Fauci explained at a news conference that Brazil was able to stop the spread of Zika through “a very aggressive attempt” to eradicate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that carries the virus. According to CNSNews, Fauci said: Now, years ago in the fifties and the sixties, Brazil itself made a very aggressive attempt to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito. They did...

by Dr. Susan Berry The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) says that during the 1950s and 1960s, Brazil successfully eliminated the mosquito carrying the Zika virus through the use of DDT. Dr. Anthony...

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