Brazil leader vows to win war against Zika-carrying mosquito

January 29, 2016 5:13 PM

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SAO PAULO — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday announced a nationwide attack on the mosquito spreads that Zika virus, vowing to “win this war” against the insect that researchers in have linked to a rare birth defect.

Rousseff said an operation to eliminate breeding areas for the Aedes aegypti mosquito began Friday at all installations run by the armed forces and at all federal educational, health and other facilities.

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