Tag: Swine flu

By Charlotte Markham, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Beginning this Monday, April 25th, those identified in high risk groups can receive the vaccine against the H1N1, also know as the swine flu, at public healthcare posts across...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – It appears that Brazil, still reeling with the surge of the Zika virus and its link to many microcephaly cases, is now facing another health problem, the H1N1 or swine...
By Lindsay Spratt, Sub Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Sanofi Pasteur, a branch of French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Aventis, is to provide Brazil with eighteen million doses of vaccine to fight the spread of the H1N1 virus, otherwise know as...
By Doug Gray, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - This week marks back to school for hundreds of thousands of school children following their extended winter holidays due to the swine flu epidemic. The re-openings were part of improved measures to...
By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter In the second of our stories profiling the key players in next year's Presidential election, we concentrate on São Paulo State Governor Jose Serra, the likely choice of the PSDB (Brazilian Social Democracy Party). RIO DE...
By Sarah Coursey, Editor RIO DE JANEIRO - Swine flu has taken its first Brazilian victim to the grave. The death was confirmed by Brazil's Minister of Health, José Gomes Temporão, on June 28th. The man, 29...
By Clara Cavour, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil’s Ministry of Health announced on Saturday, May 16th that the number of suspected cases of H1N1 flu, known as Swine flu, decreased from 35 to 25, while the confirmed cases...
By Nicole Pelligrino, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - As Swine flu continues to steal headlines worldwide; Brazilian officials are taking increased precautions domestically. As of last weekend, there were fourteen new suspected cases of Swine flu in the country,...
By Nicole Pelligrino, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Though no cases of Swine flu have been reported in Brazil, the Ministry of Health of São Paulo State reported (O'Globo) that two individuals who had arrived in the city of...



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