Since 2015 Brazil has experienced the social repercussions of the Zika virus epidemic, thus raising a debate about: difficulties of diagnosis; healthcare access for children with Zika Congenital Syndrome (ZCS); ...
Course: Healthcare in phonoaudiology
It focuses on phonoaudiology professionals interested in dysphagia, aiming to promote assistance, encouraging the use of human milk for newborns and infants with complex health conditions. Available in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Enroll online until September 30th.Learn more
Cases of dengue fever have fallen 77% with the Wolbachia method
This is the first gold standard test to show the capacity of reducing cases of dengue fever using Wolbachia method in the Aedes aegypti. In Brazil, the initiative is led by Fiocruz and already has preliminary data showing a reduction ...Learn more
Portable device developed by Fiocruz may popularize molecular tests for COVID-19
The OmniLAMP makes it possible to run tests with safety levels similar to those of the PCR, but in a shorter time and at a lower cost.Learn more
Study shows action of molecules on the new coronavirus
Several patients infected with the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) show an exacerbated inflammatory response caused by an exagerated activity of the patient’s immune system, in the attempt to protect the body from the pathogen.Learn more
Debate Cycle: COVID-19 6-month Pandemic Balance in Brazil
All webinars will have English simultaneous translation.Learn more
Covid-19 cases may take up to seven weeks to be made public
This discrepancy can make a big difference, for instance, in the stages of social isolation flexibilization.Learn more
Fiocruz PrInt: Selection of a PhD with Experience Abroad
Study boosts the performance of rapid test for Chagas disease
A research has analyzed the performance of chimeric antigens for the diagnosis of chronic Chagas disease using rapid tests.Learn more
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The impacts of the disease may be beyond the respiratory system, also affecting mental health. ...
Epidemics occur within the existing ecosystem of socioeconomic determinants of health, including class, gender, race, income, employment and individuals’ physical environment. The Zika virus epidemic (2014–2017) demonstrated disproportionate effects of ...
Abstract Data is becoming ever more critical and valuable for both scientists and health authorities searching for answers to the COVID-19 crisis. Due to difficulties in diagnosing this infection in ...
The 2015 to 2017 outbreak of Zika generated global attention on the risk of a spectrum of neurological disorders posed to women and their unborn children—including, but not limited to, ...
Abstract Background Science studies have been a field of research for different knowledge areas, and they have been successfully used to analyse the construction of scientific knowledge, practice and dissemination. ...
On March 11th, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) a pandemic. As of this article's writing, more than 1.3 million ...
The emergence of Zika virus in 2015 challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for ...
The global spread of the 2019-nCoV is continuing and is fast moving, as indicated by the WHO raising the risk assessment to high. In this article, we provide a preliminary ...
Debate Cycle: COVID-19 6-month Pandemic Balance in Brazil
HEALTH SYSTEM, SOCIETY AND VULNERABILITIES
The Fiocruz COVID-19 Observatory organized a cycle of debates to discuss how Brazil responded to the pandemic and ways forward.
All webinars will have English simultaneous translation.
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Sept 9: Epidemiological scenarios of COVID-19 in Brazil: impact evaluation and what´s next
Sept 17: Covid-19 - Challenges for Patient Security
Sept 23: Covid-19 and Social Repercussions: Narratives and evidence on inequalities and vulnerabilities in Brazil
Sept 30: The Covid-19 pandemic: Interfaces between populations, health systems and social inequalities
Saiba mais sobre a parceria Fiocruz+Universidade de Oxford para a produção de uma vacina contra a COVID-19
21/08/2020 Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz Through its Immunobiological Technology Institute in (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation is now supplying trastuzumab to the Ministry of Health (MoH), which provides it to cancer patients free of cost through the Brazilian Public Health System (SUSm in ... Read more
30/07/2020 Fiocruz Bahia Chikungunya is a disease caused by a virus, which is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which may cause symptoms like fever, skin rashes and body pain. According to the Ministry of Health, from ... Read more
Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) The Laboratory for Respiratory Viruses and Measles of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) has been nominated Reference Laboratory of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Covid-19 in the Americas. After the formalization of the agreement between the ... Read more
27/07/2020 Icict/Fiocruz Going back to school may represent an extra risk for more than 9.3 million Brazilians (4.4% of the overall population) who are elderly or adults (18 years and up) with chronic health conditions and at risk for Covid-19 ... Read more
03/08/2020 Filipe Leonel (Ensp) e Julia Dias (CCS) Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation develop a plan to support the fight against Covid-19 among indigenous peoples. One of the goals is to intensify surveillance and improve information about the impacts ... Read more
Understanding the gendered dimensions of - COVID-19 - #InFocus
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12/06/2020 Fiocruz The Institute of Technology in Immunobiological Products (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz) is running a Brazilian project to develop a synthetic vaccine against the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The studies are now advancing to a pre-clinical phase, in which safety aspects will be ... Read more
02/06/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) Researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz), in a partnership with the University College London, in the United Kingdom, have developed a new protocol for the genetic sequencing of the novel coronavirus, the SARS-CoV-2. The methodology ... Read more
Fiocruz researcher Gustavo Matta says "COVID deaths are not numbers"
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The course presents general concepts of yellow fever, aimed at health professionals who work in primary healthcare. At the end of this course, you will be able to:
- recognize areas at risk of disease transmission;
- identify urban and sylvatic cycles;
- review surveillance procedures;
- define the types of yellow fever cases in different epidemiological settings;
- review general measures to control yellow fever and preventive measures in addition to the vaccine