Via G1.globo.com: Vírus da zika tem disseminação mais rápida que o da dengue, diz Fiocruz.[Fiocruz: Zika virus spreads faster than dengue] Edited excerpt fromnthe Google translation:
First identified in Brazil in April 2015, the Zika virus has an ability to spread far greater than that of the dengue virus, according to the vice president of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Rodrigo Stabile.
"If we compare the spreading rates of both disease, we see that the virus zika spreads very quickly," Stabile said on Monday (8), in Ribeirão Preto (SP), a city that has more than 800 suspected cases of Zika in 2016 and is experiencing a dengue epidemic.
The comparison made by the researcher is based on epidemic propagation times of these types of disease in Brazil.
"We had the first dengue epidemic in Rio de Janeiro and it took a 5 year cycle in order to reach the entire country, and we see the zika virus reaching the same level in less than a year," he said.