Which house does a better job keeping mosquitoes away? In this model set up by health workers to help prevent the spread of Zika, the one on the left appears to have less standing water, which is a magnet for mosquitoes. Rafael Fabres for NPR hide caption

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Carnival Gives Brazil Ideas About How To Fight Zika

Dancing mosquitoes, songs and free condoms are part of the events designed to raise Zika consciousness.

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Mayan Women Accuse Military Officials Of Holding Them As Sex Slaves

After decades of silence, Mayan Indian women come forward with stories of torture and rape during the Guatemalan civil war.

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A patient suffering from Guillain-Barre syndrome recovers in a hospital ward in San Salvador on Jan. 27. Researchers are trying to determine whether there is a link between the disorder, which can cause weakness and paralysis, and the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Marvin Recinos /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A patient at a Rio de Janeiro clinic has a blood sample taken to check for Zika and other viruses. Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Health Ministry employee fumigates against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can carry the Zika virus, at a home in Caracas, Venezuela, on Jan. 28. Juan Barreto /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Traditional Mayan figures made by artisan Nicolas Chavez in Guatemala and sold on Novica's website. Christopher Noey hide caption

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Carolina "Maria" Hurtado in the now abandoned maternity ward of the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she was sterilized four decades ago. Renee Tajima-Peña hide caption

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In the 1960s, posters gave advice to the public on the risk of a pregnant mother transmitting rubella to the fetus. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hide caption

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This is a partial view of the tennis center at Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro. The International Olympic Committee is sending an advisory to participants in the 2016 Summer Games on how to deal with the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Leo Correa/AP hide caption

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Gleyse Kelly da Silva holds her daughter, Maria Giovanna, who was born with microcephaly. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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'Car Talk' In Cuba: How Those Classic American Cars Survived The Embargo

Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi is in Cuba. He talks to Robert Siegel about the old American cars he's seeing on the streets of Havana.

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