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Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Aedes albopictus mosquito

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Brazil has confirmed almost 1,000 human cases since July 2016, and cases in animals have doubled.

Feb 08, 2018

Feb 08, 2018
Brazil from space

Yellow fever in Brazil shows another sharp rise

Cases are now at 353, an increase of 140 cases from the previous week.

Feb 05, 2018

Feb 05, 2018
Baby macaque

Zika studies highlight brain damage, possible genetic link

One study hints that infection in children and young adults may affect brain health.

Jan 24, 2018

Jan 24, 2018
Monkeys

Yellow fever case counts jump in Brazil

In 1 week, deaths from yellow fever rose from 20 to 53, and reported cases spiked from 470 to 601.

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Baby head circumference

Brazilian studies highlight Zika microcephaly patterns

One study reaffirms the Zika-microcephaly link; the other spotlights economic factors.

Jan 16, 2018
Yellow fever vaccine production

Yellow fever persists in Brazil; Netherlands reports case

Yellow fever vaccine will be used across some of Brazil's most populous regions in the coming months.

Dec 14, 2017

Dec 14, 2017
Mom holding baby

Study profiles severe challenges in toddlers born with Zika

Some problems became more apparent with age, and the follow-up findings could help providers plan care for other babies born with Zika-related defects.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
Latino grandfather and baby

Study bolsters Zika-microcephaly link, rules out others

No link was found between microcephaly and a key insecticide—or vaccines.

Nov 14, 2017

Nov 14, 2017
Drawing blood

Brazilian study indicates Zika may have hit poor hardest

The study of people in Salvador, Brazil, shows infection rates exceeding 60% in many populations.

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

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