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Tag: Diseases

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The deaths of inmates in Rio de Janeiro state due to diseases acquired during incarceration, increased by 114 percent between 2010 and 2017, according to a survey conducted by the...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) warned on Tuesday of the possibility of aggravation of chronic diseases in the population of Brumadinho and its surroundings, especially in isolated areas...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Only 38.2 percent of Brazilian municipalities have basic sanitation policies, which includes services of water supply, sewage management and rainwater management, according to data released by the Brazilian Institute...
By George Powell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Figures released by the Municipal Secretariat for Health have shown that the number of dengue-carrying mosquitoes is at its lowest in Rio since 2005. The figures do show, however,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Free rapid HIV tests have been provided in Central Rio by medical staff from the State Health Department as the city marked of World Aids Day, celebrated annually on...

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