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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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the start of summer and the warmer, more humid weather descending on Rio de Janeiro, state authorities are starting to worry about diseases caused by the Aedes Aegypti...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A massive one-day campaign has been launched in Brazil this Saturday (February 13th) to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito with more than 220,000 armed forces personnel expected to knock on...
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 — The Curmudgeon wrote a couple weeks ago that “Brazilian media are buzzing like flies about a virus called Zika ....” This week, media from all over the world are abuzz, because...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Health Ministry in Brazil announced on Tuesday that more than three thousand cases of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus were reported in the country as of January 2nd....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The alarming rate of dengue fever reports in Brazil has led the São Paulo city government to ask for the aid of the country’s Armed Forces to help locate dengue-carrying...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The water shortage crisis in the Southeastern region has created another type of disaster, according to Brazilian health officials. With the campaigns to save and store available water, the incidence...
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