The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency over the explosive spread of the Zika virus. As Brazil readies for carnival celebrations, authorities are scrambling to respond to the outbreak.
Rights group Human Rights Watch says Brazil needs to tackle the root causes of the Zika outbreak to avoid a recurrence. It says far too many people still live in conditions that favor the spead of the virus.
A significant fall in the number of new cases of Zika in the first four months of 2017 has led Brazil to declare an end to the health emergency. There are still concerns of what may happen in the US.
It is home to the largest rainforest in the world. It has miles of sandy, deserted beaches, and stunning flat-topped mountains. It invented samba and a drink called caipirinha. So why does Brazil have so few tourists?
The World Health Organization has confirmed a second case of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The news comes after an outbreak of 17 other suspected cases in the past week.
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