“You can see the swarms of mosquitoes around the trash heaps here in my neighborhood,” said Gleyse da Silva, who lives in one of the poorest parts of Brazil's northeastern city of Recife, at the epicenter of the Zika outbreak. Silva contracted the mosquito-borne virus while pregnant and gave birth in October to Maria – one of more than 700 children born with microcephaly in Brazil since the Zika outbreak was detected last year. The densely packed Ibura neighborhood where Silva lives lies a short distance from Recife's glossy beach-front high-rises but conditions are a world apart.
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Infrastructure inequality is catalyst for Brazil’s Zika epidemic