Sunday, February 7, 2016
VIRUS IN BRAZIL? Brazil carnival revellers ignore calls to cover up to lower Zika risk to enjoy themselves
Despite warnings that the traditional Carnival clothes - or lack thereof - would accelerate the spread of the Zika virus, performers and revelers taking part in Brazil's nationwide street fest still went down the classic route.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil's most populous city and its economic capital, the second day of carnival celebrations saw a number of samba schools parade through the streets in jaw-dropping costumes covered in diamantes, feathers... and not much more.
Medical experts have warned that the celebrations held all over Brazil in the coming days could become an 'explosive cocktail' that will see the mosquito-transmitted Zika spread at globally.
\Photo Credit: Daily Mai