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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 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 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...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States released a study on Wednesday (April 13th) which concludes that the Zika virus can cause microcephaly and...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Visitors who wish to see the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro later on this year should not fear being contaminated by the Zika virus, said general director...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Margaret Chan, and the director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Carissa F. Etienne, are arriving on Tuesday (February 23rd) to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the Brazilian government conducts massive campaigns to destroy breeding grounds of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the Zika virus that may be linked to the increased number of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – New evidence announced on Wednesday in the United States strengthens the theory put forth by the Brazilian government that the surge of microcephaly cases in the Northeastern part of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The chief of staff in Brazil, Jaques Wagner, says there is no possibility of the cancellation of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in August due to...

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