• Rio fights dengue fever explosion ahead of Olympics


    RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio de Janeiro launched an operation to wipe out dengue fever-carrying mosquitoes on Thursday, after an explosion of cases of the potentially deadly tropical disease hit the 2016 Olympics host city. Municipal workers deployed across the city to clean up mosquito breeding grounds and encourage residents to do the same. Rio de Janeiro state has registered more than 67,000 cases of dengue this year, an increase of 550 percent from last year.



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