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Zika epidemic and microcephaly in Brazil: Challenges for access to health care and promotion in three epidemic areas

by Paulo Cesar Peiter, Rafael dos Santos Pereira, Martha Cristina Nunes Moreira, Marcos Nascimento, Maria de Fatima Lobato Tavares, Vivian da Cruz Franco, José Joaquin Carvajal Cortês, Daniel de Souza Campos, Christovam Barcellos

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); ...

Psycho-Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions in COVID-19: Potential Impacts on Mental Health

by Ícaro Raony, Camila Saggioro de Figueiredo, Pablo Pandolfo, Elizabeth Giestal-de-Araujo, Priscilla Oliveira-Silva Bomfim, Wilson Savino

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. ...

The COVID‐19 epidemic through a gender lens: what if a gender approach had been applied to inform public health measures to fight the COVID‐19 pandemic?

by Cristina Enguita‐Fernàndez, Elena Marbán-Castro, Olivia Manders, Lauren Maxwell, Gustavo Correa Matta

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 ...

Personal data usage and privacy considerations in the COVID-19 global pandemic

by Bethania Almeida, Danilo Doneda, Maria Yury Ichihara, Manoel Barral-Netto, Gustavo Correa Matta, Elaine Teixeira Rabello, Fabio Castro Gouveia, Mauricio Barreto

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 ...

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Pathogen and benefit-sharing: Where next in the Global Governance Outbreaks?

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Research confirms sexual transmission of zika virus in Pernambuco State

This is the first Brazilian study to reach this conclusion, and the second worldwide to show that sexual transmission of the zika virus played a significant role in the epidemic.

26/10/2020 Fiocruz Pernambuco Research by Fiocruz Pernambuco, in collaboration with the Colorado State University (CSU), USA, has found scientific evidence of the importance of sexual transmission of the virus in the zika epidemic in Pernambuco. This is the first Brazilian ... Read more

Research shows pandemic impacts on teenagers' routine

During the pandemic, 48.7% of teenagers in the country have felt worried, nervous, or in a bad mood, most of the time or always.

10/12/2020 Icict/Fiocruz Compartilhar: During the pandemic, 48.7% of teenagers in the country have felt worried, nervous, or in a bad mood, most of the time or always. There was an increase in the consumption of sweets and frozen foods, as ... Read more

Study shows eight lineages of the new coronavirus in the Amazonas state

The work suggests at least eight introductions of the Sars-CoV-2 in the Amazonas state. Another relevant discovery was the identification of four lineages that had not been sequenced in Brazil so far.

23/11/2020 Marlúcia Seixas (Fiocruz Amazônia) Nine months after the appearance of the first case of Covid-19 in the state of Amazonas, researchers of the Leônidas & Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazonia) have already sequenced 79 genomes of the Sars-CoV-2, using ... Read more

Saiba mais sobre a parceria Fiocruz+Universidade de Oxford para a produção de uma vacina contra a COVID-19

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Covid-19: fires threaten healthcare in the Amazon and Pantanal regions

Large-scale fires tend to worsen the Covid-19 epidemic in these regions, which include municipalities usually lacking in healthcare infrastructure.

16/11/2020 Icict/Fiocruz Large-scale fires in the Amazon and Pantanal regions, which have reached record levels in 2020, tend to worsen the Covid-19 epidemic scenario in these regions, which include municipalities usually lacking in high-complexity hospital infrastructure as well as basic ... Read more

Fiocruz assesses the impact of Pantanal fires on human health

The fires that have been hitting the Pantanal region for weeks is a threat not only to local fauna and flora but also to the human health of local populations, especially firefighters and nearby communities.

22/10/2020 Julia Dias The fires that have been hitting the Pantanal region for weeks is a threat not only to local fauna and flora but also to the human health of local populations, especially firefighters and nearby communities. In September, ... Read more

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