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SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The thirty-four Brazilians, whom the government sent two air force planes to pick up in Wuhan, China, landed in Anapolis, Goias on Sunday and will spend eighteen days in quarantine to make sure they have...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, July 9th, Rio de Janeiro's Secretary of Health in conjunction with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) announced they had confirmed two cases of the measles in Rio de...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minas Gerais state’s governor, Fernando Pimentel, declared a public health emergency in the eastern part of the state due to the high number of suspected cases of yellow fever. According...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With the start of summer and the warmer, more humid weather descending on Rio de Janeiro, state authorities are starting to worry about diseases caused by the Aedes Aegypti...
Opinion, by Jack Woodall RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There hasn't been a yellow fever epidemic in Rio for over one hundred years, when the rich escaped to the mountains in Petropolis, Teresopolis and Friburgo in the mosquito season. ...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The city of São Paulo's public health system has started offering a fast test for dengue, which can detect the virus within twenty minutes, according to city officials. The city's...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio registered its first case of Type 4 dengue fever in almost thirty years on Friday, the case occurred in the West Zone of the city. ...
By Zoë Roller, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The approach of summer in Rio de Janeiro is known to bring an increased risk of dengue fever. Early 2011 remained dangerous, with 5,500 cases reported in Zona Sul (South...
By Felicia Bryson, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - According to the latest report published by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, there have been 7,030 cases of dengue in the municipality of Rio since the beginning of the year,...

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