Health

Brazil records 545 yellow fever cases, 164 deaths

Feb 21, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry has recorded 545 cases of yellow fever as the outbreak continues to expand

Brazil yellow fever vaccine campaign struggling to meet goal

Feb 15, 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

Former Aussie leader blames funding for indigenous setbacks

Feb 12, 2018

An Australian prime minister who a decade ago set an ambitious timetable for ending indigenous disadvantage has blamed a lack of government funding for slow progress

Australia's Aboriginal life expectancy gap widens

Feb 8, 2018

A report has found that Australia has failed to close the gap between the life expectancies of its Aboriginal and non-indigenous people and the difference is widening

Brazil confirms 353 yellow fever cases, including 98 deaths

Feb 7, 2018

Brazil's Health Ministry has confirmed more than 350 cases of yellow fever as infections pick up steam in the state at the center of the last outbreak

Rio urges Carnival visitors to stick to urban areas

Jan 30, 2018

Brazilian health authorities are urging Carnival visitors to stick to celebrations in the city of Rio de Janeiro and avoid sightseeing at waterfalls and forests where yellow fever has been detected

Brazil to vaccinate 23.8 million people against yellow fever

Jan 26, 2018

Brazil is vaccinating more than 20 million people against yellow fever to control a budding outbreak, largest-ever campaign using fractional doses

Sao Paulo shuts parks as yellow fever outbreak kills 70

Jan 23, 2018

Sao Paulo has closed its zoo and botanical gardens as a yellow fever outbreak that has led to 70 deaths picks up steam

Brazilian state decrees emergency over yellow fever outbreak

Jan 20, 2018

The government of Brazil's southeastern state of Minas Gerais has decreed a state of emergency for its public health system due to the outbreak of yellow fever in 94 of its 853 cities

WHO: All of Sao Paulo state at risk for yellow fever

Jan 16, 2018

World Health Organization includes all of Sao Paulo state to its list of areas at risk for yellow fever, recommending all foreign visitors be vaccinated as Brazil prepares for Carnival

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