Zika virus – Olinda, Brazil

2nd Place News Picture Story: Matt McClain, Washington Post–

Recife, Brazil has been the epicenter of the Zika virus outbreak, which is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It also has had some of the largest numbers of babies born with microcephaly. A condition tied to the virus. The climate of northeast Brazil and improper sanitary conditions are possible reasons why the area has been the heart of the epidemic.

The sun sets on Recife, Brazil on Monday March 201, 2016 as seen from Olinda, Brazil. The Zika virus is rampant in the region. The city of Recife, Brazil is seen in the distance.

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