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 fourteen municipalities in the North and Northwest Fluminense regions that border Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo states.

Authorities announced that a total of 250,000 doses of the yellow fever vaccine were also requested from the Ministry of Health, which will be distributed to these cities, to create a blocking region against the disease virus.

Last week Minas Gerais state . . .

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