Research points to relationship between biodiversity, agriculture and disease dispersion
The dispersion of diseases in the Amazon is directly related to the agricultural development trajectory of municipalities and the loss of biodiversity.Learn more
Fiocruz is elected for the WHO’s tropical disease council
Fiocruz was elected a member of the Joint Coordinating Board of the WHO’s Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR).Learn more
Study confirms effectiveness of Wolbachia Method against dengue fever
Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the results showed a reduction of 77% of cases of dengue fever in areas that received the Wolbachia method in Indonesia. This is the same technique employed in Brazil led by Fiocruz.Learn more
Dengue: study investigates resurgence after zika outbreak
In the year 2019 alone, there were 2.1 million dengue cases. However, something very intriguing happened in the years 2017-2018, right after the Zika, dengue, and chikungunya virus’s triple epidemic in 2016.Learn more
Environmental vulnerability of the Amazon may contribute to new diseases
The emergence of COVID-19 and the entire context of the pandemic humankind has been facing has raised an alert for the possible appearance of other emerging and re-emerging epidemics.Learn more
After 6 years, how social sciences have responded to the Zika epidemic?
Researchers from the four corners of the world who participated in one of the greatest Zika research consortiums gathered virtually (due to the current pandemic) to discuss its results and ways forward.Learn more
Exhibition portraits response gaps and challenges of families affected by the Zika emergency
This exhibition shows the outcome of the dialogue among families, health workers, managers, and scientists about the Zika virus disease.It is displayed in three languages Portuguese, English, and Spanish.Learn more
Virtual Exhibition: Zika, affecting lives
The Zika virus affected the lives of families and still demand action to be taken! Content in English, Spanish and PortugueseLearn more
Fiocruz incorporates Yellow Fever course on The Global Health Network platform
Zika Outbreak in Brazil is not over: Social, political and scientific uncertainties remain.
Pathogen and benefit-sharing: Where next in the Global Governance Outbreaks?
What lessons should researchers learn from the Zika outbreak?
Projeto "Movimentos Sociais Femininos e a Resposta à Síndrome do Zika Vírus", uma parceria entre Fundação João Pinheiro (FJP), Instituto René Rachou (Fiocruz Minas) e University of York (Reino Unido).
Global Health Histories Seminar 111: Zika
Speakers: Nísia Lima (Fiocruz), João Nunes (University of York), & Gustavo Matta (Fiocruz)
Abstract In Brazil, Zika is framed as a virus transmitted only by mosquitoes and the epidemic as a concern only for women. In order to examine this misconception, this article investigates the ...
Abstract Background: Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne virus that is also transmitted sexually, however, the epidemiological relevance of ZIKV sexual transmission in endemic regions is unclear. Methods: We performed ...
Get to know how the Zika virus is affecting people´s lives in Brazil
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O Coordenador da Rede Zika de Ciências Sociais, Gustavo Matta, a pesquisadora Denise Pimenta, do Instituto René Rachou (Fiocruz Minas) e a pesquisadora Adriana Melo do IPESQ falaram sobre a epidemia de Zika 5 anos depois. Assista!
O Boletim Ciência do dia 24/3/2021, do Canal Saúde, conversou com a pesquisadora Lenir do Nascimento sobre a Exposição Zika Vidas que Afetam. Confira!
18/12/2020 Maíra Menezes (IOC/Fiocruz) Most times a pregnant woman goes through a viral infection, such as a common cold, the baby remains protected in the womb. This protection is provided by the placenta, the organ that connects mother and baby ... Read more
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