A week after a record-breaking outbreak in Brazil that has infected more than 13,000 people, the country’s biggest cities have begun to see their own public health woes.
While Brazil’s Zika outbreak has killed thousands of people, authorities in many of the countrys largest cities have said they are struggling to contain the virus and are now struggling to provide adequate public health services.
Brazil has seen an explosion in cases of Zika, a sexually transmitted disease, as it has expanded rapidly across the country, particularly in the last year.
The latest outbreak is affecting people across Brazil, including the most populous city of Rio de Janeiro, home to the Olympics, where it has claimed more than 1,000 lives.
In addition to the high death toll, the citys health officials have been hit by a public health emergency and have been forced to close many of their streets to prevent the spread of the virus.
Officials in Sao Paulo, one of Brazils largest and most densely populated cities, have shut down their metro system, while many people are staying in hotels or staying at home.
And in Sao Marta, the state capital of the state of São Paulo, a city of about 16 million people, residents are still living in shelters and schools.