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Brazil Yellow Fever Alert, worst outbreak in decades

Brazil on high alert as yellow fever threatens major cities

theguardian.com reported Health ministry ramps up vaccination campaign but cautions against ‘disinformation’, as disease spreads to areas where it is not normally found
Brazil has ramped up an emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign as the worst outbreak in decades spreads towards major population centres, killing dozens of people and decimating wild monkey populations.

The uptick comes exactly a year after the Zika virus – another mosquito-borne disease – was declared a global health emergency, and as during the previous epidemic Brazilian authorities are struggling to calibrate an appropriate response. Read Article

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British teenager goes missing while swimming off coast of Brazil

TOURIST MISSING BRAZIL bbc.com reported a British teenager has gone missing after getting into difficulties while swimming off the Brazilian coast. Elliot Deslandes, 14, from Arnold in Nottingham, was with a group on holiday in Ilha Grande, an island near Rio de Janeiro. Read Article

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Police in Rio de Janeiro Brazil may go on strike during Olympics

telegraph.co.uk reported Police hit by Rio de Janeiro’s cash crisis have threatened to strike during the Olympics, warning tourists that they are at risk in the city as officers and firefighters are not being paid. Amid demonstrations across Rio, officers rolled out a banner reading “Welcome to hell” in the arrivals hall at the international [...]

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São Paulo Brazil: Assailant shot in assault on tourist

According to Globo, Brazilian military police opened fire in the capital city São Paulo this Tuesday (23), breaking up an attempted armed assault. The victim, a non-Brazilian tourist, was walking along Rua Oscar Freire in the upscale Jardins neighborhood when two men reportedly arrived on a black motorcycle and attempted to steal the tourist’s watch. [...]

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Brazil: Tourists complain of violence during Carnival

According to Jornal do Brasil, Carnival festivities escalated to violence and crime in downtown Rio de Janeiro this Saturday, leaving one person injured. The Cordão da Bola Preta, one of Brazil’s most historic, highly anticipated street parties, was plagued with assaults, thefts, and fights. The Cordão da Bola Preta is a Carioca (pertaining to Rio [...]

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Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Spread of Zika Virus raising concerns about Summer Olympics

NPR.org reported the spread of the Zika virus is raising concerns about the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which are only 189 days away. NPR’s Lourdes Garcia-Navarro reports that the International Olympic Committee is sending an advisory about the mosquito-borne virus to competitors. Here’s more from Lourdes: “The IOC says it will send advice [...]

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Health Alert Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Attending Olympics, lack of health and emergency services

telegraph.co.uk reported Olympic fans have been warned there will be no hospital beds for them if they get sick during Rio 2016 after a cash shortage plunged the city into a healthcare crisis. Some major hospitals have been forced to close their doors while even the most seriously ill patients cannot be admitted because of [...]

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BRAZIL ALERT: Gangs of Youths Mugging, Robbing tourists

dailymail.co.uk reported the businessman who recorded the images, speaking on condition of anonymity and with his voice disguised electronically, told the TV station: ‘I always tell anyone I see in the street with a necklace or a mobile phone to put them away. ‘It’s a real shame for the tourists. I see a lot of [...]

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Brazil: Tourist Scuba Diver forearm ripped off by shark

Shark attacks Brazilian scuba diver during Unesco marine preserve dive theguardian.com reported the 33-year-old man is expected to undergo surgery on Tuesday after his forearm was ripped off while vacationing at Unesco site, Fernando de Noronha. A shark ripped off a Brazilian diver’s forearm as he swam off the tropical archipelago of Fernando de Noronha, [...]

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First Possible Case of Ebola Virus in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, October 10 (RIA Novosti) – The first suspected case of Ebola has been reported in Brazil where a man from Guinea, one of the affected West African countries, was hospitalized overnight with symptoms consistent with the lethal Ebola virus disease, the Brazilian Health Ministry said. The 47-year-old was taken to an isolated [...]

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