Facebook, Abrasco Divulga Raise Awareness of Zika Virus

By David Cohen Comment


Facebook teamed up with Abrasco Divulga, a nonprofit organization based in Brazil, to help raise awareness of the Zika virus.

Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed details about the partnership in a Facebook post:

As a community, we can help fight the Zika virus by raising awareness. Facebook has partnered with the nonprofit Abrasco Divulga in Brazil as part of an effort we’ll also roll out across Latin America.

The Zika virus has spread to more than 20 countries and is one of the biggest public health challenges right now. For pregnant women who get the virus, it has been linked to brain damage for their babies.

The virus is carried by mosquitoes. There are no medicines to treat or prevent the virus yet, so right now the most important thing is to try to avoid mosquito bites.

Here is a video from our campaign that we hope provides valuable information to expectant mothers. You can find more advice here.

Readers: How much do you know about the Zika virus?