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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In one of his first statements as Rio de Janeiro’s new health secretary, Carlos Eduardo stated that during this summer half of the city’s residents may be infected with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The biggest challenge for Brazil today in the health sector is the combat against the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue, Zika and Chikungunya, said Brazilian Health Minister Ricardo Barros...
Opinion, by Jack Woodall RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There hasn't been a yellow fever epidemic in Rio for over one hundred years, when the rich escaped to the mountains in Petropolis, Teresopolis and Friburgo in the mosquito season. ...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although Brazilian health plan operators are required to cover costs of tests for the detection of dengue and chikungunya fever, the National Complementary Health Agency (ANS) has not made it...
Opinion by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian media are buzzing like flies about a virus called Zika, which, like its cousin dengue, is easier to pronounce than Chikungunya. As a result of this buzz, everybody “knows” that...
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