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By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The NGO RioSolidario celebrated the ten year anniversary of its children’s education space in Complexo da Maré, having served over 2,000 families in this period from the Vila do João...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even with the rain in several regions of the state, about 500,000 people attended the vaccination sites on Saturday (January 27th) for what officials termed "D-Day" to combat yellow fever,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The State Health Department of Rio de Janeiro confirmed the third yellow fever case in the state this year, all three patients are from Casimiro de Abreu, in the interior...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro has asked the Ministry of Health to be included in the yellow fever vaccine recommendation area. The federal government of Brazil has already issued...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of confirmed cases of yellow fever in Minas Gerais rose to 109, according to an epidemiological bulletin released earlier this week by the State Health Department. The total...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Government agencies are helping encourage sustainability in rural organic agriculture production with some recent success in Rio state. The Rio Rural program, of the Secretariat of Agriculture, has committed to...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Health Department in Rio de Janeiro state published a technical note yesterday (January 18th) raising the level of vigilance to patients with symptoms characteristic of yellow fever in the...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to a study done by the non-governmental environmental organization, Greenpeace, sixty percent of the food used for school lunches in Rio de Janeiro’s municipal schools contained pesticide residue. Some...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A little over a month after the Brazilian government announced its was reducing the federal budget, the Rousseff administration says that the February expenditure reduction will not be sufficient to...
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