• Zika virus

    7 important facts about the Zika virus

    The Zika virus has reached epidemic proportions in Brazil, and is responsible for a high number of microcephalic babies born there. Here are 7 basic facts about Zika.

  • pernelongo

    Dengue fever and the World Cup

    Next year at the World Cup, outbreaks of dengue fever are possible. People in at-risk areas should take measures to prevent mosquito bites, and support public health measures to decrease the mosquito population.

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    Good news about yellow fever

    Many foreigners have fear of contracting yellow fever in Brazil but the disease now is rare in Brazil. An effective vaccination is available, and the WHO has just revised their recommendations such that at-risk individuals only receive one shot in their lives. Booster shots are no longer necessary.