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News Brazil » Health: Brazil records 545 yellow fever cases, 164 deaths

News channel or source: https://www.yahoo.com/news/brazil-records-545-yellow-fever-cases-164-deaths-214618217.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's Health Ministry has recorded 545 cases of yellow fever as the outbreak continues to expand. The ministry said Wednesday that 164 people have died. The cases numbers in the current outbreak initially lagged far behind those of ...

News Brazil » Health: Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal

News channel or source: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/brazil-yellow-fever-vaccine-campaign-struggling-meet-goal-53120128
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry says a massive yellow fever vaccination campaign has reached less than 20 percent of the targeted population since it began three weeks ago. Authorities have confirmed 407 cases in the current outbreak, including in areas not ...

News Brazil » Health: Brazil’s fundamental pesticide law under attack

News channel or source: https://news.mongabay.com/2018/02/brazils-fundamental-pesticide-law-under-attack/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Large scale crop spraying. Photo by Trish Steel licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license Brazil’s high pesticide usage has potential consequences for human health and the environment. For example, one of the most ...

News Brazil » Health: Brazil's Military Takeover Of Security In Rio De Janeiro Is A Looming Disaster

News channel or source: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brazil-military-intervention-rio-de-janeiro_us_5a8b47efe4b0117adf71037c
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Most notably, allowing the military to take control of Rio for up to 10 months raises pertinent questions about the health of Brazil’s democracy some three decades after the end of the country’s military dictatorship: Since his announcement ...

News Brazil » Health: Brazil’s Military Is Put in Charge of Security in Rio de Janeiro

News channel or source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/16/world/americas/brazil-rio-military-security.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

health care and jobs. Those plans fell short amid pervasive corruption, and Brazil entered a long recession that left the state of Rio de Janeiro bankrupt. General Bôas also warned that permanently deploying military personnel to the front lines of Rio ...

News Brazil » Health: Brazil Mounts a Campaign Against Fake News

News channel or source: http://www.wral.com/brazil-mounts-a-campaign-against-fake-news/17350104/
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

At Fux’s direction, Brazil’s Federal Police recently established a task ... would make intentionally spreading false information about issues that affect public health, public safety, the economy and the electoral process punishable by up to two ...

News Brazil » Health: Brazil battles yellow fever and an anti-vaccination campaign

News channel or source: http://www.standard.net/World/2018/02/18/Brazil-battles-yellow-fever-and-an-anti-vaccination-campaign.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

“We’re seeing fake news about yellow fever spread at an alarming rate on social networks,” said Igor Sacramento, a health communication researcher at Fiocruz, one of Brazil’s largest scientific institutes. While millions of people have camped out ...

News Brazil » Health: More People Join General Strike against Temer Reform in Brazil

News channel or source: http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=24589&SEO=more-people-join-general-strike-against-temer-reform-in-brazil
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

of Brazil. Workers of metallurgy, bank employeesd, public servants, workers of transport, education and health, among other categories, confirmed their participation in the strike, scheduled for February 19, when the plenary of the Chamber of Deputies ...

News Brazil » Health: Drug Dealer Kidnaps Nurses to Get Yellow Fever Vaccine to Brazil's Favelas

News channel or source: http://www.complex.com/life/2018/02/drug-dealer-kidnaps-nurses-to-get-yellow-fever-vaccine-to-brazil-favelas
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

Brazil's former Minister of Environment, Carlos Minc, tweeted that Gomez's act to immunize Brazilians was a "public service," according to the site. However, not everyone feels the same. TeleSur also reports that the Municipal Health Secretariat of Rio de ...

News Brazil » Health: Course covers economics for journalists [Brazil]

News channel or source: http://ijnet.org/en/opportunities/course-covers-economics-journalists-brazil
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Knight Foundation and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Journalists in need of financial assistance can apply for a fellowship to attend the national conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists April 12 to 15 in Phoenix, Arizona.