This has been reported in bbc.com dated 4 February 2016.
In her speech, the Brazilian President has revealed that a large amount of federal resources were being released to fight Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, since it was a fight that "cannot be lost". She wants everyone to join the battle. Till such time science develops a vaccine against the Zika virus, the only efficient method in hand is to engage in a vigorous battle against the mosquito.
The Aedes mosquitoes become active during the spring and summer months.
Incidentally, UN and US health officials have accused Brazil of not sharing enough samples and data to determine whether the virus is responsible for the increase in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads. The lack of information is leading to problems to provide diagnostic tests, drugs and vaccines. The laboratories in the US and Europe want to study samples from previous outbreaks so that effective research can be carried out on the evolution of the virus.
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