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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The increasing number of registered cases and deaths related to yellow fever in Brazil have led to health officials to step up the vaccination campaigns and the World Health Organization...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With only two months to go before the start of the 2016 Olympics, on Tuesday (June 7th), health officials for the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee released welcome news indicating that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite concerns expressed by a group of scientists and doctors about the threat of the spreading of the Zika virus during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the World...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Visitors who wish to see the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later on this year should not fear being contaminated by the Zika virus, said general director...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, and the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, are arriving on Tuesday (February 23rd) to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The chief of staff in Brazil, Jaques Wagner, says there is no possibility of the cancellation of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in August due to...
By Nicole Pelligrino, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Though no cases of Swine flu have been reported in Brazil, the Ministry of Health of São Paulo State reported (O'Globo) that two individuals who had arrived in the city of...
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