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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) has an agreement with AstraZeneca, the pharmaceutical company developing the Oxford vaccine. Some 65 million people are expected to be immunized in Brazil in the first half of 2021 and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An online dictionary with terms related to Rio favelas is now available online. Designed as a wiki, the Dicionário Carioca de Favelas Marielle Franco (Marielle Franco Dictionary of Favelas) has...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – A cheaper and faster test for detecting the Zika virus is being developed by Fiocruz (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation) in Pernambuco, Brazil. The researchers are hopeful that the new test will help save...
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 Georgia Grimond, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), situated near Avenida Brasil in Zona Norte (North Zone), last week opened its doors to a newly revived butterfly house. As part of the...
By Patricia Maresch, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – It looks like crack, but it is much cheaper, four times more lethal and called “oxi” or “oxidado” (rust). It's a cocaine derivative, just like crack, but it contains...

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