Unforeseen winner in Brazil’s Zika war

Zika is a rarity in Brazil: a crisis that isn’t widely blamed on Dilma Rousseff ’s government. And a mobilization against mosquitoes may even help the president climb out of a political hole.
In the northeastern town of Limoeiro, corruption scandals and a deepening recession have eroded support for Rousseff ’s Workers’ Party. But the town in Pernambuco state is also at the center of Brazil’s viral epidemic. Glecya Aparecida Fernandes de Melo, a local lab technician whose whole family has fallen ill, says people there are signing up for government initiatives to combat the
disease, rather than blaming politicians or
organizing protests.

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