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By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Health announced yesterday (May 29th) the extension of the National Vaccination Campaign against Influenza until June 15th. The decision was attributed to the effects of the truck...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Fearing the spread of yellow fever to states which have not yet reported cases, the Brazilian government announced on Tuesday that it will start a nationwide vaccination campaign to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The increasing number of registered cases and deaths related to yellow fever in Brazil have led to health officials to step up the vaccination campaigns and the World Health Organization...
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 – With less than twenty days left until the end of the National Influenza Vaccination Campaign, Brazil’s government is hoping that Saturday’s Flu D-Day (May 13th) will encourage people to receive...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The national influenza vaccination campaign began this week in Brazil, with government officials hoping to vaccinate at least 54.2 million people from the at-risk groups. The vaccination campaign will go...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Summer is around the corner in Brazil and with the hot weather comes mosquitos and possible diseases. Although Brazilian health officials have stated that they do not expect a surge...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Residents of Rio, relax! The Olympic and Paralympic Games are safe, and there is no need whatsoever to worry about them becoming the Zikalympics. At least, that’s what Brazil’s Ministry...
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 – The Health Ministry in Brazil announced on Tuesday that more than three thousand cases of microcephaly linked to the Zika virus were reported in the country as of January 2nd....
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