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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Due to the decrease in the number of Zika cases in the country, Brazil’s Ministry of Health announced on Thursday (May 11th) the end of the state of emergency due...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than twenty days left until the end of the National Influenza Vaccination Campaign, Brazil’s government is hoping that Saturday’s Flu D-Day (May 13th) will encourage people to receive...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The national influenza vaccination campaign began this week in Brazil, with government officials hoping to vaccinate at least 54.2 million people from the at-risk groups. The vaccination campaign will go...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Summer is around the corner in Brazil and with the hot weather comes mosquitos and possible diseases. Although Brazilian health officials have stated that they do not expect a surge...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Rio, relax! The Olympic and Paralympic Games are safe, and there is no need whatsoever to worry about them becoming the Zikalympics. At least, that’s what Brazil’s Ministry...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the Brazilian government conducts massive campaigns to destroy breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus that may be linked to the increased number of...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The healthcare system in Rio is officially in a state of emergency. The measure was signed late yesterday (December 23rd) by the state governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão, after meeting with...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Public health clinics across Brazil start administering flu vaccines on Monday, May 4th, during the government’s annual Flu Vaccination Campaign. According to the Ministry of Health the government hopes to...
By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A total of 644 doctors from abroad arrived in Brazil this weekend as part of the government's controversial Programa Mais Médicos (More Doctors Program). The doctors will begin a...
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