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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 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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The long-anticipated 2016 Rio Olympics kicked off on Wednesday, August 3rd, two days ahead of the August 5th opening ceremony, with the start of the women’s Olympic football (soccer) competition....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than a month before the start of the 2016 Olympics, Brazilian government officials are still trying to dissipate fears of the contagion of Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – To dissipate concerns about security the Zika virus and the readiness of Olympic venues during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil’s interim President, Michel Temer, published...
Letter to the Editor, by James A. Marples RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - I have read several articles in The Rio Times over concerns about the Zika virus and the upcoming Rio Olympics. While organizers, vendors, participants and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Butantan Institute in Brazil has announced a partnership with the United States’ Health Department and the World Health Organization (WHO) to expand the research capacity of its laboratories and...
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 Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In a city normally known for its tropical climate and renowned beaches, Rio de Janeiro’s six million residents had to bundle up on Monday, June 13th, as a cold spell...
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