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Now Open: calls for visiting Professor and PhD selections at Fiocruz

Professors and researchers may apply for the scholarships under the Institutional Internationalization Program - PrInt Fiocruz-Capes. There are open selections for PhDs with Experience Abroad and for Visiting professor.

Professors and researchers may apply for the scholarships under the Institutional Internationalization Program - PrInt Fiocruz-Capes. There are open selections for PhDs with Experience Abroad and for Visiting professor. The PhD with Experience Abroad aims to attract researchers with experience ... Read more

Fiocruz President talks about the arrival of the Covid-19 in Brazil

Nísia Trindade Lima comments on the context of the pandemic, its challenges and the institutional response to the health crisis.

In an interview to the Fiocruz News Agency (AFN), Nísia Trindade Lima comments on the context of the Covid-19 pandemics and the challenges of its arrival in Brazil. The Fiocruz president also lists some of the actions taken by the ... Read more

Fiocruz inaugurates a laboratory in Antarctica

Pamela Lang (AFN)

With the launch of the new Comandante Ferraz Antarctica Station on January 15, Fiocruz now relies on a permanent laboratory in the continent. Fiolab will be a biosafety laboratory prepared to respond to Brazil’s needs regarding epidemiological and public health ... Read more

Fiocruz takes part on WHO event on new coronavirus

Julia Dias (AFN)

Fiocruz takes part on a meeting of hundreds of scientists from all over the world at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, on February 11 and 12, to discuss how research can be used to intensify ... Read more

[In the press] Science links China and Brazil

Published originally on Ciência Hoje [CH; Science Today] - Valquíria Daher

Interview with Carlos Morel, former president of Fiocruz and general coordinator of the Center for Technological Development in Health. Read more

Fiocruz takes part on WHO event on new coronavirus

Julia Dias (AFN)

Fiocruz takes part on a meeting of hundreds of scientists from all over the world at the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, on February 11 and 12, to discuss how research can be used to intensify ... Read more

Fiocruz builds new hospital center and invests in clinical trials with WHO

The rapid assembly unit will have 200 beds exclusive for treatment of Covid-19. The new space will hold the Solidarity clinical trial.

The Foundation started the construction, in Rio de Janeiro, of the Hospital Center for the Covid-19 Pandemic - National Institute of Infectious Diseases, which will assist the state and municipal governments in fighting the disease. The rapid assembly hospital unit ... Read more

Inequalities in the realm of International Health Emergencies

Dr. Deisy Ventura, professor at the Faculty of Public Health of the University of São Paulo, stated that strengthening national health systems is key to respond to any emergency

On this occasion, Dr. Ventura, talked about the crucial role of health systems to respond to emergencies and the inequalities inherent to emergency declarations issued by the International Health Regulations (IHR, 2005) system. Read more

Fiocruz takes part in WHO meeting to fight the pandemic

Leaders of more than 30 global health institutions shared their experience in the fight against Covid-19 and the creation of a safe and gradual strategy for the post-quarantine.

Julia Dias Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, attended last Wednesday (April 1st) a meeting of global health leaders requested by the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom. The goal of the meeting was to discuss the advancement of ... Read more

Fiocruz becomes part of a Coalition to accelerate research on covid-19

The initiative of more than 70 scientists and institutions of 30 countries aims to guarantee access to advances in the research to developing countries and vulnerable populations

Julia Dias Fiocruz is now part of a group of more than 70 scientists and institutions of more than 30 countries in an international coalition to face the Covid-19 epidemic in countries with medium and low income. Launched last Thursday ... 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

World Chagas Day is celebrated for the first time

Starting this year, April 14th will serve to give visibility in the global health agenda to the challenges faced by patients of Chagas disease

On this Tuesday, April 14th is celebrated for the first time as the World Chagas Day, after being recognized in 2019 by the World Health Organization (WHO). To mark the day that remembers the first case diagnosed in humans by ... Read more

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

Fiocruz launches a partnership program for actions against Covid-19

'United against Covid-19' is a channel for organizations and individuals interested in support Fiocruz initiatives to fight the pandemic

17/04/2020 Glauber Gonçalves (COC/Fiocruz), with the collaboration of Erika Farias (CCS/Fiocruz) Enhancing the actions of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in the view of the new coronavirus pandemic (Sars-CoV-2) by joining the forces of the public and private sectors. This ... Read more

Fiocruz launches a partnership program for actions against Covid-19

'United against Covid-19' is a channel for organizations and individuals interested in support Fiocruz initiatives to fight the pandemic

17/04/2020 Glauber Gonçalves (COC/Fiocruz), with the collaboration of Erika Farias (CCS/Fiocruz) Enhancing the actions of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in the view of the new coronavirus pandemic (Sars-CoV-2) by joining the forces of the public and private sectors. This ... 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

High doses of chloroquine are not indicated by CloroCovid-19

The trial is conducted by more than 70 researchers and aims to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two different doses of drugs in severe patients.

29/04/2020 Ricardo Valverde Published in the JAMA Network Open, the initial results of the CloroCovid-19 trial show that patients with severe Covid-19 should not take high doses of chloroquine. The trial, whose goal is to assess the efficacy of two ... 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

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 produces the country's first generic drug for hepatitis B

The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) has started the production of the first generic drug in the country to treat chronic liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV)

20/05/2020 Tatiane Sandes (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) has started the production of the first generic drug in the country to treat chronic liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). It is the Entecavir 0.5 mg, ... 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

Covid-19: Fiocruz Hospital Center starts operating

Located in Manguinhos, headquarters of the Foundation in Rio de Janeiro, the Hospital Center for Pandemic Covid-19 - National Institute of Infectious Diseases Evandro Chagas (INI / Fiocruz) started receiving, on May 19, the first patients.

25/05/2020 Aline Camara (CCS/Fiocruz) and Antonio Fuchs (INI/Fiocruz) Compartilhar: In another step of its actions to combat the pandemic of the new coronavirus, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) built in less than two months a hospital unit for severe patients ... Read more

Covid-19: 7.8 million Brazilians are 4 hours away from adequate healthcare

This is one of the main conclusions of the most recent analysis by the Institute of Scientific and Technological Communication and Information in Health (Icict), of Fiocruz.

25/05/2020 Icict/Fiocruz Compartilhar: More than 7.8 million Brazilians are at least four hours away from a town where high-complexity healthcare is available, such as an intensive care unit (ICU), suitable equipment and staff specialized in severe and acute respiratory diseases ... Read more

New Zika Cases in Brazil Overshadowed by Covid-19

579 Cases in 3 Months Show Need for Reproductive Rights, Sanitation

Ximena Casas Researcher, Women's Rights Division As Covid-19 dominates headlines, the Zika virus silently continues to put women and children at grave risk in Brazil, and the country has not taken nearly enough steps to combat the mosquito-borne disease or ... Read more

[In the press] Rio de Janeiro’s temple to health sciences!

In line with the history and spirit of Dr Oswaldo Cruz, the foundation that carries his name and celebrates its 120th anniversary continues to provide Brazil and the world with innovative and high-quality health services thus fulfilling the bold vision of

04/06/2020 Published originally in the Financial Express. By André Aranha Corrêa do Lago & Pedro Ivo Ferraz da Silva In line with the history and spirit of Dr Oswaldo Cruz, the foundation that carries his name and celebrates its 120th ... Read more

‘Fiocruz against Covid-19’ benefits vulnerable populations

The Fiocruz against Covid-19 will benefit, all over the country, 145 projects that focus on vulnerable populations, such as quilombos (rural afro-brazilian settlements), indigenous peoples, riverside populations and favela dwellers.

01/06/2020 Márcia Corrêa e Castro (Canal Saúde) e Regina Castro (CCS/Fiocruz) The Fiocruz against Covid-19 will benefit, all over the country, 145 projects that focus on vulnerable populations, such as quilombos (rural afro-brazilian settlements), indigenous peoples, riverside populations and favela ... Read more

Interview: supporting breastfeeding mothers

João Aprígio Guerra de Almeida champions social mobilization to promote the use of donated breast milk for infants who cannot be breastfed directly by their mothers.

02/06/2020 Andréia Azevedo Soares (WHO) João Aprígio Guerra de Almeida champions social mobilization to promote the use of donated breast milk for infants who cannot be breastfed directly by their mothers. The driving force behind the Rede Brasileira de Bancos ... Read more

For ECLAC, OTSS Observatory is “a transforming investment”

Created in 2009 based on an alliance between Fiocruz and the Traditional Communities Forum of Angra dos Reis, Paraty and Ubatuba), the Observatory of Sustainable and Healthy Territories of the Bocaina (OTSS) has been considered by ECLAC

02/06/2020 Comunicação OTSS Created in 2009 based on an alliance between the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) and the Fórum de Comunidades Tradicionais de Angra dos Reis, Paraty e Ubatuba (FCT; Traditional Communities Forum of Angra dos Reis, Paraty and Ubatuba), ... 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

Brazilian elderly population lost income during the pandemic

During the new coronavirus epidemic, 36% of the Brazilian elderly who still work have been left without any income, or have experienced significant reduction in their income.

10/06/2020 Icict-Fiocruz During the new coronavirus epidemic, 36% of the Brazilian elderly who still work have been left without any income, or have experienced significant reduction in their income. Among those without a formal job, this number is even higher: ... Read more

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

Covid-19 affects Brazilians habits and work

During the first weeks of social distancing due to the Covid-19 epidemic, a great part of the Brazilian population reported mood issues

09/06/2020 Icict/Fiocruz During the first weeks of social distancing due to the Covid-19 epidemic, a great part of the Brazilian population reported mood issues. Forty percent felt sad or depressed and 54% felt anxious or nervous frequently. The percentages were ... Read more

Covid-19: Fiocruz program will send donations to the amazon

Almost R$ 6 million (around US$1,2 million) in tests for Covid-19, personal protective equipment (PPE) and test devices will be donated to state of Amazonas to face the new coronavirus.

18/06/2020 Marlúcia Seixas (Fiocruz Amazônia) Almost R$ 6 million (around US$1,2 million) in tests for Covid-19, personal protective equipment (PPE) and test devices will be donated to state of Amazonas to face the new coronavirus. The material will be transferred ... Read more

Fiocruz concludes Atazanavir technological absorption

The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) concluded, in early June, the manufacture of Atazanavir pilot batches, an antiretroviral used to treat thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS.

18/06/2020 Alexandre Matos (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) Compartilhar: The Institute of Drug Technology (Farmanguinhos/Fiocruz) concluded, in early June, the manufacture of Atazanavir pilot batches, an antiretroviral used to treat thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS. Public production was made possible by a technology ... Read more

Nova epidemia? estudo identifica circulação de nova linhagem da Zika no Brasil

Mesmo em meio a uma pandemia que tem afetado o cotidiano de todos, a população brasileira ainda convive com as consequências da última emergência nacional de saúde pública: a da Zika, que desde 2015 levou ao nascimento de 3.534 bebês com Síndrome Congênit

Escrito por Raíza Tourinho em 19 de junho de 2020 Mesmo em meio a uma pandemia que tem afetado o cotidiano de todos, a população brasileira ainda convive com as consequências da última emergência nacional de saúde pública: a da ... Read more

Covid-19: Fiocruz will sign an agreement to produce vaccines by the University of Oxford

The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) will sign an agreement with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the acquisition of batches and transference of technology regarding the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford.

30/06/2020 Fiocruz The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) will sign an agreement with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the acquisition of batches and transference of technology regarding the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford. The agreement will be the result ... Read more

Drugs against hepatitis C inhibit the replication of the new coronavirus

A study led by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has observed that drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C inhibit the replication of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in experiments made with cells.

29/06/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) A study led by the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has observed that drugs currently used to treat hepatitis C inhibit the replication of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in experiments made with cells. The experiments have identified, ... Read more

Article discusses how Covid-19 impacts mental health

Although respiratory symptoms are the best-known face of Covid-19, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), depression, and anxiety have also been described in patients with the disease.

29/06/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) Although respiratory symptoms are the best-known face of Covid-19, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), depression, and anxiety have also been described in patients with the disease. In an article published in Frontiers in Immunology, researchers of the Oswaldo ... Read more

Study identifies a new strain of zika virus circulating in Brazil

Even in the midst of a pandemic that has affected the everyday life of virtually everyone, Brazilians are still living with the consequences of the last national public health emergency: the zika virus, which has led to the birth of 3,534 babies with cong

26/06/2020 Raiza Tourinho (Fiocruz Bahia) Even in the midst of a pandemic that has affected the everyday life of virtually everyone, Brazilians are still living with the consequences of the last national public health emergency: the zika virus, which has ... Read more

Fiocruz will coordinate a Unitaid project on Chagas disease

The Chagas Consortium of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has been selected in the first phase of the Unitaid call that aims to eliminate congenital transmisson of Chagas disease in endemic countries in Latin America

26/06/2020 Antonio Fuchs and Juana Portugal (INI/Fiocruz) The Chagas Consortium of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has been selected in the first phase of the Unitaid call that aims to eliminate congenital transmisson of Chagas disease in endemic countries in ... Read more

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 president is part of the Lancet commission on Covid-19

Led by American economist Jeffrey Sachs, the commission is an interdisciplinary initiative that includes leaders in health sciences, business, finances, and public policies, to formulate recommendations to overcome the challenges brought by the pandemic.

14/07/2020 Julia Dias (AFN) Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, is one of the members of the Lancet Covid-19 Commission. Led by American economist Jeffrey Sachs, the commission is an interdisciplinary initiative that includes leaders in health sciences, business, finances, and ... Read more

Covid-19: Study points to new answers on the onset of community transmission

With the goal of better understanding the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) have carried out a wide genetic study involving almost a hundred samples from patients from all Brazilian

14/07/2020 Lucas Rocha (IOC/Fiocruz) With the goal of better understanding the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic in Brazil, researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) have carried out a wide genetic study involving almost a hundred samples from patients ... 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

Study shows increase in deaths out of hospitals in Rio de Janeiro

Deaths in the city of Rio de Janeiro have increased by 64% in ths months of April and May 2020, when compared to the average in this same period in the last 3 years.

13/07/2020 Icict/Fiocruz Deaths in the city of Rio de Janeiro have increased by 64% in ths months of April and May 2020, when compared to the average in this same period in the last 3 years. In addition, a detailed ... Read more

UNESCO approves the creation of the Oswaldo Cruz Chair

The welcoming of the proposal presented by Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC/Fiocruz) in April 2019 and now approved by the agency is proof of the acknowledgement, by the United Nations agency, of the importance of the area of biomedical and health sciences.

13/07/2020 Jacqueline Boechat (COC/Fiocruz) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has approved the creation of the Oswaldo Cruz Chair of Science, Health and Culture. The welcoming of the proposal presented by Casa de Oswaldo Cruz (COC/Fiocruz) in April ... 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

Covid-19: Event debates vaccines as global public goods

Conducted online, the meeting aimed to reflect on access to vaccines and medicines against Covid-19 by developing countries.

06/08/2020 Ricardo Valverde Compartilhar: The Fiocruz Global Health Center (Cris/Fiocruz), the National School of Public Health (Ensp/Fiocruz), the Network of Public Health Schools in Latin America (Resp-AL), the Latin American Alliance for Global Health (Alasag), the Argentine Network of Public ... Read more

Interview: “Covid-19 has revealed structural problems”

Covid-19 has shown Brazil’s fragility in promoting an industrial policy in the health area: facing the pandemic involves prevention, services preparation, drugs, equipment, diagnostic tests, and the future vaccine.

06/08/2020 Liseane Morosini (Radis magazine) Covid-19 has shown Brazil’s fragility in promoting an industrial policy in the health area: facing the pandemic involves prevention, services preparation, drugs, equipment, diagnostic tests, and the future vaccine. When one of these parts fails ... Read more

Understanding the gendered dimensions of COVID-19

some groups of people have been more affected other than others, and the more vulnerable in the community, societies and groups have borne the greatest brunt. The disease has affected men, women and people of other genders differently.

Understanding the gendered dimensions of COVID-19 04/08/2020 Lynda Keeru Compartilhar: Many of us have greatly been affected by Covid-19 - from loss of jobs, closure of schools, travel bans, movement restriction and much more. However, some groups of people have ... Read more

Fiocruz expands actions to confront Covid-19 in indigenous peoples

Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation develop a plan to support the fight against Covid-19 among indigenous peoples

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

Research will evaluate effects of pandemic on gender issues

In partnership with an international research group, Fiocruz has obtained funding to conduct real-time analyses of gender dynamics during the Covid-19 pandemic.

30/07/2020 Fiocruz Minas In partnership with an international research group, Fiocruz has obtained funding to conduct real-time analyses of gender dynamics during the Covid-19 pandemic. The research will be made possible through a $1.6 million grant from the Bill and ... Read more

Tool foresees long-term pain after chikungunya

Researchers from Fiocruz Bahia researched relevant variables in the acute phase of chikungunya, seeking features that may indicate the patients with greater probability of developing long-term pain in the joints.

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

Some Brazilian states may be facing their “second wave” of SARI

This is the ongoing situation in all states of the Southern region, in addition to Sergipe and Mato Grosso do Sul.

28/07/2020 Regina Castro Data from Fiocruz InfoGripe show that many states are still climbing up the first wave of new weekly cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI). This is the ongoing situation in all states of the Southern region, ... Read more

Covid-19: new evidence on the impact of the virus on blood

the study focuses on the impact of the virus in the blood, and draws particular attention to platelets, fundamental for the coagulation process.

27/07/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) A study led by the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and by the Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), in collaboration with hospitals and research centers in Rio de Janeiro, provides new information that helps understand ... Read more

Return to school is a risk for more than 9.3 million adults in Brazil

The number was calculated through a Fiocruz analysis, along with other partners, based on the National Health Survey (PNS 2013),

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

Covid-19: Fiocruz expands national testing capacity

The initiative is part of the support strategy for the Central Laboratories of Public Health (Lacen) and for the expansion of the national capacity of sample processing.

17/08/2020 Aline Camera and Matheus Cruz Since the confirmation of the first cases of Covid-19, Fiocruz, an institution linked to the Ministry of Health, has been working to provide responses in different areas. After developing molecular tests to detect the ... Read more

Fiocruz President assists in the UN Roadmap for the Recovery of Covid-19

Fiocruz President, Nísia Trindade Lima, is the co-chair of the Group on Economic Response and Recovery of the initiative.

19/08/2020 Julia Dias (AFN) Fiocruz President, Nísia Trindade Lima, is the co-chair of the Group on Economic Response and Recovery of the initiative created by research funding agencies to develop a United Nations Research Roadmap for the Recovery of Covid-19. ... Read more

Study describes epidemiological profile of Chagas disease

An ecological analysis on a populational basis was carried out with the goal of identifying an epidemiological profile of the transmission of acute Chagas disease in Brazil.

21/08/2020 Fiocruz Bahia An ecological analysis on a populational basis, using data obtained from the Reportable Diseases Information System (Sinan, in the Portuguese acronym), of the Ministry of Health, was carried out with the goal of identifying an epidemiological profile ... Read more

Fiocruz produces breast cancer drugs to the Brazilian Health System

Through its Immunobiological Technology Institute in (Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz), Fiocruz 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.

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

Covid-19: Detergent film may help with disinfection

Laboratory tests have shown that a film of detergent can turn inactive the aviary coronavirus (a virus that causes flu in birds and that belongs to the same family of the SARS-CoV-2, the agent of Covid-19).

25/08/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) Brazilian researchers have taken the first step in the development of a simple and cheap method to disinfect surfaces and hands. Laboratory tests have shown that a film of detergent can turn inactive the aviary coronavirus ... Read more

Research access the impact of the pandemic in health agents

Among the most alarming results is that 47.1% of CHAs reported some health issue or problem that offers higher risk if combined with Covid-19, especially hypertension.

25/08/2020 Julia Neves (EPSJV/Fiocruz) Professors-researchers of the Joaquim Venâncio Polytechnic School of Health (EPSJV/Fiocruz) have launched the first bi-monthly report of the study called Health monitoring and contributions to the work processes and professional training of Community Health Agents (CHA) ... Read 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.

25/08/2020 Icict/Fiocruz The new coronavirus pandemic has been posing unheard-of challenges to health information systems. Covid-19 data in Brazil, both at a state and municipal level, are crucial for the decision making on public policies and emergency measures to contain ... Read more

Institutions join forces for an innovative project to fight Covid-19 in the slums

Fiocruz and partners are launching an innovative project that makes possible full healthcare in the communities of Maré and Manguinhos, in Rio de Janeiro.

25/08/2020 Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz) The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), in a partnership with the Community Council of Manguinhos, Redes da Maré, Dados do Bem, SAS Brasil and União Rio, is launching an innovative project that makes possible full healthcare ... Read more

With fake news, anti-vax discourse spreads in social media

Fake news represented 13.5% of the links with higher levels of interaction, stats a study conducted before the pandemic.

11/09/2020 Cristiane Albuquerque (COC/Fiocruz) The plots are astonishing. In the United States, a 14-year-old girl - still a virgin, the message highlights - supposedly became pregnant after having her flu shot. In another version of the story, the girls are ... Read 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

11/09/2020 Fiocruz Minas Researchers of Fiocruz and Visuri, reference institutions in research and development of technology for health, have developed a portable device, the OmniLAMP, for the molecular diagnosis of COVID-19 through the detection of SARS-CoV-2 genetic material. Using the ... Read more

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.

11/09/2020 Fiocruz Bahia A research has analyzed the performance of chimeric antigens for the diagnosis of chronic Chagas disease using rapid tests. The study led by researcher Fred Luciano Neves Santos, of Fiocruz Bahia, used serum samples from different geographical ... Read 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.

03/09/2020 Lucas Rocha (IOC/Fiocruz) 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. This activity is ... Read 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 in cases of chikungun

31/08/2020 Guilherme Costa (WMP Brasil) A study by the World Mosquito Program (WMP), from the University of Monash, in Australia, in a partnership with the Tahija Foundation and the University of Gadjah Mada, in Indonesia, points to a reduction of ... Read more

Fiocruz Virtual Campus offers first course in three languages

Compartilhar: The Fiocruz Virtual Campus has announced its first course available in three languages in its platform: Healthcare in phonoaudiology - An approach on oral sensorial-motor alterations in the field of neonatology.

11/09/2020 Isabela Schincariol (Campus Virtual Fiocruz) The Fiocruz Virtual Campus has announced its first course available in three languages in its platform: Healthcare in phonoaudiology - An approach on oral sensorial-motor alterations in the field of neonatology. This is an ... Read more

Brazilian drug against schistosomiasis is approved

For the first time, the Food and Drugs Administration of the USA has granted the status of orphan drug to a drug developed entirely in Brazil

29/09/2020 Fiocruz Pernambuco For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration of the USA has granted the status of an orphan drug to a drug developed entirely in Brazil: the P-MAPA, immunomodulator for the treatment of schistosomiasis. P-MAPA is ... Read more

Study suggests Covid-19 may cause brain damage

The research have observed that the SARS-CoV-2 can infect neural cells and create brain damage

24/09/2020 Regina Castro In October, Fiocruz and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, in Australia, will begin testing the BCG vaccine (normally used to prevent tuberculosis) on healthcare professionals, to verify the protection of the immunizer against Covid-19 as well. The ... Read more

Research evaluates public health response to Covid-19 in five countries

Researchers will compare data obtained in Brazil, Canada, China, France, and Mali, to gather the lessons learned from their responses to the pandemic

24/09/2020 Fiocruz Pernambuco An international project, of which Fiocruz Pernambuco is part, is evaluating public health response to Covid-19 in Brazil, Canada, China, France, and Mali. Researchers will compare data obtained in the five countries, to identify the strong and ... Read more

Fiocruz will be testing BCG vaccine for the prevention of Covid-19 in Brazil

Existing studies shows that the BCG vaccine is efficient against other viral respiratory infections

24/09/2020 Regina Castro In October, Fiocruz and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, in Australia, will begin testing the BCG vaccine (normally used to prevent tuberculosis) on healthcare professionals, to verify the protection of the immunizer against Covid-19 as well. The ... Read more

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

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

Survey shows how Brazilians see Fiocruz in twelve cities

The goal was to analyze the perception society has of the Foundation. The survey investigated the knowledge regarding the institution, its relevance, the performance of available services among other issues.

15/10/2020 Ricardo Valverde As part of the celebrations of the 120th anniversary of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, the National Institute of Public Communication in Science and Technology (INCT-CPCT) has coordinated the survey How Brazilians see Fiocruz: a survey in 12 ... Read more

Fiocruz and Eatris sign partnership for translational science

The partnership includes not only education and training projects within this theme, but also the creation of a Global Hub of Drug Repositioning, with an initial focus on neglected and rare diseases.

13/10/2020 Gardênia Vargas (CDTS/Fiocruz) The Center for Technological Development in Health of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (CDTS/Fiocruz) and the European Infrastructure for Translational Medicine (Eatris) signed, in September, a letter of intent with the goal of promoting initiatives in translational ... Read more

Fiocruz and Inmetro record images of coronavirus in action

Obtained through high-resolution microscopy, the photographs show that infected cells show membrane extensions, called filopodia, that form intercellular connections.

07/10/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) In a partnership with the National Institute of Metrology, Quality, and Technology (Inmetro), researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) have recorded new images that reveal the effects of the infection by the new coronavirus in ... Read more

Fiocruz integrates platform of genomic data on influenza and new coronavirus

GISAID gathers Genetic sequences and clinical and epidemiological data of influenza and SARS-CoV-2, crucial information for researchers to understand how the viruses evolve and spread.

07/10/2020 Vinicius Ferreira (IOC/Fiocruz) Genetic sequences and clinical and epidemiological data of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 viruses. Geographical and specific data of species associated with avian viruses and viruses of other animals. These contents, crucial to help national and international researchers ... Read more

Covid-19: Fiocruz is contemplated in international call

The call sought research projects that focused on offering responses to the multiple health consequences of the pandemic in low- and medium-income rate countries.

26/10/2020 Julia Dias (AFN) Two projects with the participation of Fiocruz will be receiving financial support from the United Kingdom, after being acknowledged by the Global Effort on Covid-19 (GECO) Health Research. The call sought research projects that focused on ... Read more

Covid-19 Observatory of Fiocruz releases a Bulletin on the six months of pandemic in Brazil

Made by a multidisciplinary team of researchers of the Foundation, the investigation includes the main aspects related to Covid-19, such as social, economic, structural, or epidemiological dimensions.

06/11/2020 Regina Castro To mark the six months of Covid-19 in Brazil, the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) has published a special edition of its Covid-19 Observatory Bulletin with an assessment of the pandemic that has been having effects on the ... Read more