Marize do Amor Divino, who said she was diagnosed with the Zika virus, sits in the mostly demolished Vila Autodromo favela community, on Feb. 24, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. The favela sits directly adjacent to the Olympic Park. Mario Tama/Getty Images

Families near the Olympic Park site in Brazil say they struggle with risk of Zika and dengue due to waterholes left by construction work. Katie Sargent reports.

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This shack with the Brazilian flag flying above it is one of the few homes still standing in the Vila Autodromo community in Rio de Janeiro.

Most of the rest have been torn down to make way for the Olympic Park.

This man named Marcio says the construction work has left dirty pools of standing water -- a perfect breeding ground for mosquitos.

The community is struggling with several cases of mosquito-borne Zika and dengue fever.

Marcio says his 6-year-old son is among the dengue victims.

"The city government is responsible for the dengue proliferation, having drilled holes and made ditches where water accumulates, and they do not treat the water ditches they have made."

Mariza do Amor Divino doesn't live in Vila Autodromo anymore. Her house was torn down. But before it was she contracted the Zika virus.

With the Olympic games less than six months away, she's imploring the government to do more for locals and visitors alike.

"I do not wish on anybody what I went through, it was horrible," she said. "Nobody deserves to come here from abroad, athletes to come here and to go through that, for the love of God."

The Brazilian government has spent millions on mosquito eradication efforts but residents of Vilo Autodromo who are resisting relocation say the operation has not reached their community.

Mariza do Amor Divino, 60, who was diagnosed with Zika virus, is pictured at a neighbor's house where she is staying since her house was demolished in Vila Autodromo community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 23, 2016. The few families that remain in the Vila Autodromo favela after removals swept the community to make way for the Olympic Park, are now struggling with several cases of Zika and dengue fever, as mosquitoes breed in water holes left untreated around the construction site Ricardo Moraes/Reuters