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Zika virus outbreak: Health authorities launch app to signal danger areas


In Brazil an app is helping in the fight against the mosquito born Zika virus. It's called 'Without Dengue' and allows people to report stagnant water. Among the cities using the app is Niteroi, right opposite Rio de Janeiro.

Added on the 09/03/2016 15:51:15 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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