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5 yellow fever deaths in Brazil!

Post  salsagirl on Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:47 am

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/brazil_yellow_fever;_ylt=Ao.IW0ckqK6Knx3H0YYb9zdhr7sF

The article I found is written by Alan Clendenning. It is about twenty people who are suspected to have the yellow fever in Brazil. It is a virus that spread by mosquitoes. Five people already died because of it; however the president of Latin America assured that everything is under control. The Brazilian Health Ministry said that there is a treatment for the virus in its early stages. Many people are waiting for hours in line at public health clinics to receive free vaccinations.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said "There is no danger of urban yellow fever," however she advice people heading to remote parts of Brazil where yellow fever has been a risk for decades to get vaccinated at least 10 days before they travel so the vaccine will take effect. Also Silva mentioned that there is no risk of an epidemic or infection in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and in coastal areas the parts of Brazil most visited by tourists.
This is a very serious issue; therefore people who visit those areas should get vaccinations just to be on the safe side. You never know what might happen; maybe the virus will spread to Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and in coastal areas where people from all over the world go to.

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