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Fiocruz is designated as reference institution in Covid-19 in the Americas for the WHO

The Laboratory for Respiratory Viruses and Measles has been formally acknowledged as reference in the continent, together with the CDC

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

Understanding the gendered dimensions of - COVID-19 - #InFocus

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Covid-19: Fiocruz will begin pre-clinical trials for a vaccine

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).

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

Fiocruz develops a protocol to sequence the new coronavirus

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.

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 identifies a new strain of influenza virus in Brazil

Analysis have pointed to the presence of the influenza virus A(H1N2)v, which causes infection in pigs. The case was reported to the Ministry of Health, which then notified the World Health Organization (WHO), according to the international health regulati

14/07/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) Researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) have identified a new strain of the influenza virus in a patient in the city of Ibiporã, in the southern state of Paraná. Analysis have pointed to the presence ... Read more

Study identifies different lineages of the novel coronavirus in the Amazonas state

Three lineages of the novel coronavirus have been introduced in the state of Amazonas, according to the study run by the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), which investigated samples from the municipalities of Manacapuru, Autazes, C

13/07/2020 Marlúcia Seixas (Fiocruz Amazônia) Three lineages of the novel coronavirus have been introduced in the state of Amazonas, according to the study run by the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazônia), which investigated samples from the municipalities of ... Read more

Fiocruz researcher Gustavo Matta says "COVID deaths are not numbers"

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OPINION: a health and humanitarian crisis

15/07/2020 Nísia Trindade Lima, Paulo Marchiori Buss, Rômulo Paes-Sousa Originally published at Reports in Public Health In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has plunged nearly the entire planet into a health and humanitarian crisis, testing the human species in various dimensions. ... Read more

Fiocruz coordinates a pioneer study in HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis

The international clinical trial HPTN 083 has proven that PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) containing CAB-LA (long-acting injectable Cabotegravir) used every eight weeks yielded efficacy superior to Truvada in the prevention of infection by the virus.

14/07/2020 Juana Portugal (INI/Fiocruz) The international clinical trial HPTN 083 has proven that PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) containing CAB-LA (long-acting injectable Cabotegravir) used every eight weeks yielded efficacy superior to Truvada in the prevention of infection by the virus. “This ... Read more

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