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World Cup Provides Opportunities To Confront Dengue, HIV

As the World Cup soccer tournament begins in Brazil, news outlets report on how health officials are confronting health threats, including dengue and HIV.

PBS NewsHour: Brazil confronts dengue fever fears amid World Cup frenzy
“…500,000 people are expected to travel [to Brazil] from all over the globe to attend the [World Cup] tournament, and scientists and health specialists are worried that tourists and players may bring something else home with them: dengue fever…” (Sreenavasin, 6/14).

Reuters: Brazil takes advantage of World Cup crowds to test for HIV
“Brazilian health officials handed out condoms to World Cup fans in Sao Paulo on Friday and took advantage of festivities in the city to test people for HIV…” (Levine, 6/13).