Zika Fight Intensifies as Brazil Students Team Up With Military

  • With vaccine years away, focus is on eliminating mosquitoes
  • "Ask God to protect us," Tourism Minister Alves says

A man walking through fumigation vapors in a building after a fumigation process against Aedes Aegypti mosquito in Caracas, Venezuela on Feb.2.

Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Brazil’s government will expand its fight against Zika by incorporating students and civil servants throughout the country to help the armed forces eliminate the mosquitoes that carry the virus, President Dilma Rousseff said.

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