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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Monday, July 9th, Rio de Janeiro's Secretary of Health in conjunction with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) announced they had confirmed two cases of the measles in Rio de...
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 Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Even with the rain in several regions of the state, about 500,000 people attended the vaccination sites on Saturday (January 27th) for what officials termed "D-Day" to combat yellow fever,...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The State Health Department of Rio de Janeiro confirmed the third yellow fever case in the state this year, all three patients are from Casimiro de Abreu, in the interior...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro has asked the Ministry of Health to be included in the yellow fever vaccine recommendation area. The federal government of Brazil has already issued...
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 – 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...
Opinion, by Jack Woodall RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – There hasn't been a yellow fever epidemic in Rio for over one hundred years, when the rich escaped to the mountains in Petropolis, Teresopolis and Friburgo in the mosquito season. ...
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...
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