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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro city health officials are on alert. The number of dengue cases in January and February in the city increased by 45 percent compared to the first...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Health Department in Rio de Janeiro state published a technical note yesterday (January 18th) raising the level of vigilance to patients with symptoms characteristic of yellow fever in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite concerns expressed by a group of scientists and doctors about the threat of the spreading of the Zika virus during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics, the World...
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 – A massive one-day campaign has been launched in Brazil this Saturday (February 13th) to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito with more than 220,000 armed forces personnel expected to knock on...
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....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministry of Health in Brazil has confirmed that there is a link between the Zika virus, spread by the same mosquito which causes dengue fever (Aedes aegypti), and the...

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