Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

A dengue fever outbreak has plagued Rio de Janeiro since January 2002. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease. The elimination of standing water, which is a breeding ground for the mosquitoes, is a primary defense against mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. Removing such water remains a difficult problem in many urban regions.

The International Space Station astronauts took this image (ISS001-E-5418) of Rio de Janeiro in December 2000.

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  • Data Date:

    December 12, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    April 14, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    ISS - Digital Camera
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration