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Vulnerabilidades, impactos e o enfrentamento à COVID-19 no contexto dos povos indígenas

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

Report assesses dissemination of Covid-19 among indigenous population

As the disease moves to smallest cities, a marked increase in the rate of indigenous populations at high risk is also expected.

28/04/2020 Ricardo Valverde Photo: © Wilfred Paulse A group of researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and of the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV) has just released a report on the risk of Covid-19 dissemination among indigenous populations, due to ... Read more

Fiocruz investigates the action of anti-retrovirals against Covid-19

A study has observed that the drug Atazanavir was able to inhibit viral replication and to reduce the production of proteins that are related to the inflammatory process in the lungs.

A Fiocruz research has observed that the drug Atazanavir, used against HIV, was able to inhibit viral replication and to reduce the production of proteins that are related to the inflammatory process in the lungs, and therefore to the worsening ... Read more

Fiocruz will be producing 11 million molecular tests

The production will help to implement a massive testing strategy in Brazil, as recommended by WHO

28/04/2020 Fiocruz The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) will be producing 11 million tests for the Ministry of Health (MS) by September. The Foundation began supplying the tests on March 4. The goal of the first agreement was to produce 25,000 ... Read more

Animation about Carlos Chagas gets an English version

The episode is part of the series, Ciência em Gotas (Science in Drops), an initiative of the Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC/Fiocruz), which features the journey of Brazilian scientists with relevant activities in the field of public health and the environment.

20/05/2020 COC/Fiocruz The animation Carlos Chagas, which features the paths taken by the scientist until the discovery of Chagas disease, has just got a version in English. Available on the Internet, the episode is part of the series, Ciência em ... Read more

MonitoraCovid-19 shows that deaths double every 5 days

In the United States and in Ecuador, the interval necessary for this duplication is an average of 6 days. In Italy and in Spain, 8 days.

28/04/2020 Icict/Fiocruz The number of deaths caused by Covid-19 has doubled every 5 days in Brazil, on average. In the United States and in Ecuador, countries with high dissemination rates, the interval necessary for this duplication is an average of ... Read more

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