Health minister urges Brazilians to join Zika battle

February 12, 2016 7:32 PM

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BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil’s health minister is calling on residents to join the government’s battle to eliminate Zika, saying that keeping homes free of mosquitoes is the most-effective way to contain the virus.

Marcelo Castro made the remarks Friday in an interview with The Associated Press. The comments come a day before Brazil’s president and her Cabinet take to the streets for one-day education campaign in which they aim to reach 3 million homes.

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