Brazil Raise Awareness Of Prevention Of The Zika Virus At Schools
As the Rio 2016 Olympics draw near amid growing fear of Zika virus outbreak, Brazil’s military and government ministers visited schools across the country on Friday to raise awareness of prevention of the Zika virus and its vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
Speaking during the awareness tour, Jose Eduardo Cardozo, Brazilian Justice Minister said: “It was that each of us have the responsibility to look in our houses and speak to our neighbours, look at our workplaces, study places, all of us, if there are areas where the mosquito can breed, and then take the measures we are teaching to fight the mosquito. The core message is: ‘ ‘Everyone together against the mosquito, against the disease’”.
He stated further that “If we all commit to this, work together, look in our houses, schools, workplaces, we will win the battle. Brazil is stronger than the mosquito. We will overcome it.”
Commenting on the awareness, Ferreirra de Andrade, one of the school student said “It was about prevention, to remove water from tyres, waterpots, and to fight the mosquito.”
There are growing fears in the Southern American country that the spread of the virus may hinder the successful of the 2016 RIO Olympics.