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Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Sleeping baby in Brazil

Congenital Zika syndrome strongly linked to seizures

Also, in a study involving macaques, Zika virus caused fetal death, and monoclonal antibodies proved ineffective.

Mar 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018
Yellow fever vaccine

Brazil calls for entire nation to get yellow fever vaccine

The vaccination campaign will aim to reach 78 million Brazilians by 2019.

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Mother and newborn

Study: 7% risk of birth defects in Zika pregnancies

In 3 similar recent studies of different populations, the rates of microcephaly have been similar: 3.4% to 5.8%.

Feb 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Rio de Janeiro aerial view

Brazilian yellow fever cases circle major cities

The outbreak is centered in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and Minas Gerais states, with many cases near big cities.

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.

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