In September 2017, the Ministry of Health in Brazil declared the end of the 2016–2017 yellow fever outbreak in the country. The upsurge of human cases since December 2017 and the continuous non-human primate epizootics since September 2017 indicate a continued or resumed increase in yellow fever virus circulation in Brazil. Since January 2018, most of the yellow fever cases have been reported from São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais states.
Elzinandes Leal Azeredo, Flavia Barreto dos Santos, Luciana Santos Barbosa, Thiara Manuele Alves Souza, Jessica Badolato-Corrêa, Juan Camilo Sánchez-Arcila, Priscila Conrado Guerra Nunes, Luzia Maria de-Oliveira-Pinto, Ana Maria de Filippis, Márcia Dal Fabbro, Izilyanne Hoscher Romanholi, Rivaldo Venancio da Cunha
Dos brasileñas que viven en Boa Vista abrazan la causa de los refugiados venezolanos, enfrentan desafíos y dan un ejemplo de solidaridad.
Las autoridades sanitarias de Brasil iniciaron hoy una jornada de vacunación masiva contra el sarampión en el estado de Roraima con el objetivo de inmunizar a 400.000 personas, entre brasileños e inmigrantes venezolanos llegados al país en los últimos meses
Las autoridades sanitarias de Brasil iniciaron hoy una jornada de vacunación masiva contra el sarampión en el estado de Roraima con el objetivo de inmunizar a 400.000 personas, entre brasileños e inmigrantes venezolanos llegados al país en los últimos meses.
Between 1 July 2017 and 28 February 2018, 723 confirmed human cases of yellow fever have been reported in Brazil, including 237 deaths; this number is higher than that reported for the same period of 2016/2017 (576 confirmed cases, including 184 deaths) (Figure 1). This increase is likely due to yellow fever virus circulating in areas of the country that have the highest concentrated population and which live in areas that yellow fever vaccination was not previously recommended.
Resumen de la situación en las Américas
Entre enero de 2016 y enero de 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas han notificado casos confirmados de fiebre amarilla: El Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia, Brasil,
Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana Francesa, Perú y Suriname. Durante este periodo se notificó el mayor número de casos humanos y epizootias registradas en la Región de las Américas en varias décadas.
Brasilia, 23 February 2018 (PAHO/WHO) – Brazil recently received a shipment of 20 million syringes for use with fractional doses of the yellow fever vaccine. The syringes were provided by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) at the request of the country's Ministry of Health. The size of the syringes – 0.1 cm³, or the equivalent of 0.1 mL – allows health workers to deliver the exact fraction of the product needed, avoiding errors.
Our world is currently in the midst of the greatest refugee crisis in history. Of the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN estimates that 1.2 million are in critical need of resettlement in 2018 because they face extreme vulnerabilities or family reunification needs.
FROM FOLHA DE S.PAULO, AMAZONAS
Bodó, the Amazon sailfin catfish, is known by local residents as a very resistant fish. Its body is covered with rough skin and it can breathe out of water and “live in the mud.” As it lives in flooded and muddy areas, the fish inspired the pejorative nickname given to the slum houses built on stilts: “bodozal”.
Thousands of people live for months in houses like these flooded by dirty water during the flood season, between April and June.
At least 7.7 million Brazilians, or one every minute, have been forced to leave their homes since 2000, a pioneering study has found.
Of those, 6.4 million moved after large-scale flooding, droughts and other natural disasters, while 1.2 million were forced out by large-scale construction projects like dams.
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Areas of risk for yellow fever in Brazil, as of 28 February 2018
During the first four weeks of 2018, a rapid increase in the number of confirmed human cases of yellow fever was observed in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Minas Gerais. From 1 July 2017 through 16 February 2018, 464 confirmed human cases of yellow fever have been reported in Brazil, including 154 deaths. Confirmed cases were reported in São Paulo (181 cases, including 53 deaths), Minas Gerais (225 cases, including 76 deaths), and Rio de Janeiro (57 cases, including 24 deaths) states and in the Federal District (1 fatal case).
A. Situation Analysis
A.1 Description of the Disaster
Brazil reported an outbreak of yellow fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection, in December 2016. The outbreak predominantly affected the south-eastern states of Brazil, especially Minas Gerais and Espiritu Santo, and it was the largest outbreak of the disease in decades. On 13 January, the Ministry of Health declared a public health emergency in the state of Minas Gerais.
La Organización Panamericana de la Salud reiteró su recomendación de que los viajeros internacionales deben vacunarse contra la fiebre amarilla al menos diez días antes de viajar o visitar zonas donde circula el virus.
Entre 2016 y 2018, siete países y territorios de la región de las Américas han notificado casos de fiebre amarilla informó la Organización Panamericana de la Salud este viernes.
El gobierno de Brasil anunció que en los próximos 15 días reubicará a inmigrantes venezolanos que huyeron al estado norteño de Roraima.
Se estima que unos 40.000 venezolanos que huyeron del hambre y la inestabilidad en su país se han instalado en Boa Vista, la capital de Roraima, poniendo presión en los recursos y servicios del estado fronterizo con Venezuela.
La oficina del presidente Michel Temer dijo el miércoles que 350 migrantes serán trasladados a Sao Paulo y otros 180 a Manaus, y se estudia la reubicación en otras ciudades.
Ana Cristina Campos reports from Agência Brasil
Representatives from the governments of Brazil and Colombia met this Tuesday (Feb 21) at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations to discuss the impact of the increased influx of Venezuelans into the two countries. According to Brazil Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes, the countries have exchanged experiences and information as to how to bolster cooperation efforts to address this “social emergency.”
Situation summary in the Americas
Between January 2016 and January 2018, seven countries and territories of the Region of the Americas reported confirmed cases of yellow fever: the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Brazil,
Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, and Suriname. The number of human cases and epizootics collectively reported in this period in the Region of the Americas is the highest observed in decades.
Marcelo Brandão reports from Agência Brasil
Brazil's Defense Minister Raul Jungmann said the first Venezuelans settled in Roraima, north Brazil, will be relocated to other Brazilian states in March.
Jungmann spent the day yesterday (Feb 14) at the Palácio da Alvorada, the presidential residence, meeting President Michel Temer and other ministers to discuss the wave of refugees from the neighboring country who enter Brazil through Roraima.
When stockpiles of yellow fever vaccine run low, partial doses are effective, according to a new study.
The report on the vaccine, which currently is in short supply, comes as officials in Brazil attempt to contain an outbreak with what they describe as the largest-ever mass vaccination campaign using partial doses.
Yellow fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease found in tropical Africa and South and Central America. Severe cases can cause jaundice and death, but most cases involve fever, muscle pain and vomiting.
By Anastasia Moloney
BOGOTA, Jan 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Near the bus station in the Brazilian rainforest city of Boa Vista, groups of migrants from Venezuela stand holding signs saying "I'm looking for a job".
Across the border city, other migrants - both men and women - sleep in tents pitched in public squares and in a sports hall turned overcrowded shelter, while others beg in the streets and wash car windshields.