Travellers returning to Portugal, Denmark, the UK and Germany have been diagnosed with the Zika virus, which is carried by a genetically modified mosquito developed by British company Oxitec with funding from Bill Gates.
The BBC reports that Brazil is stepping up its battle against the mutant mosquitoes:
Brazil’s government says it will deploy 220,000 soldiers in its fight against mosquitoes spreading the Zika virus.
The soldiers will go from home to home handing out leaflets on how to avoid the spread of Zika, which has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.
The announcement came after Health Minister Marcelo Castro said Brazil was “losing badly” in its fight against the virus.