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54.8% of COVID-19 cases imported to Brazil by March 5 came from Italy

In contrast with China and other countries where the disease spread slowly, in Brazil more than 300 people started the epidemic. Most were passengers flying in from Italy.
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Brazil coronavirus: medics fear official tally ignores ‘a mountain of deaths’

Lack of testing and failure to report on cases means scale of outbreak could be far greater than thought, doctors warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases as doctors and researchers warn that underreporting and a lack of testing mean nobody knows the real scale of Covid-19’s spread.“What’s happening is enormous underreporting,” said Isabella Rêllo, a doctor working in emergency and intensive care in Rio de Janeiro hospital...
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Medics in Brazil fear official coronavirus tally ignores ‘a mountain of deaths’

Lack of testing and failure to report on cases means scale of outbreak could be far greater than thought, doctors warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil is bracing for a surge in coronavirus cases as doctors and researchers warn that underreporting and a lack of testing mean nobody knows the real scale of Covid-19’s spread.“What’s happening is enormous underreporting,” said Isabella Rêllo, a doctor working in emergency and intensive care in Rio de Janeiro hospital...
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Extreme rainfall days in metropolitan São Paulo have risen four-fold in seven decades

Study by researchers at Brazil's National Disaster Surveillance and Early Warning Center (CEMADEN) also shows a rise in the number of consecutive dry days, suggesting that extreme rainfall events are concentrated in shorter, more widely spaced periods.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Sao Paulo


Coronavirus live news: Italy records lowest daily increase in deaths in a week as known global cases pass 900,000

Germany and Italy extend lockdowns; Spain cases pass 100,000; known global cases pass 900,000; record daily fatalities in UKUS coronavirus - latest updatesAt a glance: summary of key events Wimbledon cancelled due to coronavirus crisisBrazil state governors ignore Bolsonaro amid anger over handling of crisis See all our coronavirus coverage 7.05pm BST The first coronavirus case among Brazil’s 300 indigenous tribes has been confirmed by the Health Ministry’s indigenous health service Sesai.Th...
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Forgotten tale of phage therapy history revealed

In the current situation when the fear of virus infections in the public is common, it is good to remember that some viruses can be extremely beneficial for mankind, even save lives. Such viruses, phages, infect bacteria. The research conducted at the University of Jyväskylä shed some light on the phage therapy history. It revealed that Brazil was a strong user and developer of phage therapy in 1920-40's. The research was published in Lancet Infectious Diseases -publication on March 2020.
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Coronavirus live news: global death toll passes 20,000, as Spain overtakes China as second worst-hit country

India locks down; Prince Charles tests positive for coronavirus; Senate and White House reach stimulus dealCoronavirus key questions: everything you need to knowDeath toll in Spain overtakes China as lockdowns extend around globeUK coronavirus updates – liveUS coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage 6.24pm GMT Brazil gangs have imposed strict curfews to slow coronavirus spread, write Caio Barretto Briso and Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro. Drug traffickers in one of Rio de ...
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Brazil's Bolsonaro Blames Press for Covid-19 'Hysteria,' Boasts He's Too Fit to Get Sick in Speech

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro sparked protests with a Tuesday evening address in which he claimed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a media “fantasy,” demanded governors end quarantine and isolation measures, and bragged that he is so healthy he wouldn’t even know if he was infected, the Guardian…Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Brazil, Health Care, Latin America, Jair Bolsonaro, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Bolsonaro Blames Press


Bolsonaro says he 'wouldn't feel anything' if infected with Covid-19 and attacks state lockdowns

Brazil’s president uses national televised address to dismiss state-based health measures ‘scorched earth’ tactics Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has claimed he “wouldn’t feel anything” if infected with coronavirus and rubbished efforts to contain the illness with large-scale quarantines as his country’s two biggest cities went into shutdown in a desperate bid to save lives.In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday ...
Tags: Science, Americas, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, Bolsonaro, Coronavirus outbreak


A study investigating genetic mechanisms underlying resistance to leishmaniasis

The study was conducted in Brazil and mapped the genes that are activated when mice resistant to Leishmania are infected. Molecules involved in the signaling pathway responsible for combating the parasite can serve as biomarkers for the evaluation of prognosis.
Tags: Science, Brazil, Leishmania


Coronavirus live news: Italy deaths up by 475, biggest jump anywhere in a single day

Italy death toll approaches 3,000; Portugal declares state of emergency; worldwide cases pass 200,000. Follow the latest updatesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceAll schools in UK to close from FridayHospital ships to be sent to New York, governor saysMore than 250m in lockdown as European measures widenShare your experiences 7.24pm GMT Two more people have died in Brazil, the Sao Paulo state health authority has announced. That brings the death toll in the country to three. The two people were...
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Coronavirus live news: global infections creep towards 200,000 as WHO urges aggressive action in south-east Asia

EU implements strictest travel ban in history; outbreak reaches every US state; Australian PM declares ‘human biosecurity emergency’. Follow the latest updates. Coronavirus latest: at a glanceUK: £330bn of guaranteed loans to be made available for businessesNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe freed temporarily from Iranian prisonHow to look after yourself and others in self-isolationShare your experiences 5.22am GMT In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue, which last year saw almost two...
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Coronavirus news: Euro 2020 postponed for a year; Australia tells citizens to fly home – live updates

UK measures to last at least ‘several months’; Iran temporarily releases thousands of prisoners; Saudi Arabia to stage virtual G20 summit. Follow the latest updatesBritons told to avoid non-essential travel abroadEuro 2020 postponed for a year Anger at Trump virus tweetShare your experiences 1.28pm GMT Bloomberg Philanthropies, the multibillionaire Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation, has announced it is to fund a $40m global initiative to fight the spread of coronavirus in low- and mi...
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'Come back Monday, OK?' Hundreds of prisoners escape in Brazil amid Covid-19 anger

Holiday for minimum security prisoners is cancelled because of outbreak, so many simply run offHundreds of prisoners have escaped from four semi-open prisons in São Paulo state in the south-east of Brazil after Easter prison holidays were cancelled and restrictions on visitors tightened because of coronavirus.Videos showed dozens of prisoners fleeing down a street near one coastal prison and flooding across a soccer pitch on a beach. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Americas, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Coronavirus outbreak


Something in the water

Between 2015 and 2016, Brazil suffered from an epidemic outbreak of the Zika virus, whose infections occurred throughout the country states. Despite the concentration of cases in other regions of Brazil, it was the Northeast that registered the highest incidence of microcephaly associated with the Zika virus. The concentration of this clinical outcome drew the attention of scientists, who raised the hypothesis that this aggravation could result from the association between the epidemic and some ...
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Novel blood test points to risk of weight gain and diabetes

The blood test method makes use of machine learning and can be used to predict whether patients will put on weight, unless they change their habits. The project was conducted in Brazil with funding from FAPESP.
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Twitter Is Testing Self-Destructing Tweets

Twitter is testing a new feature in Brazil that auto-deletes tweets after just one day in a move it says is intended to make users feel less pressure and give them more control over tweets. Twitter is calling the feature—for now, at least—Fleets.Read more...
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Heavy rain, landslides leave several dead on coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Heavy rain targeted the coastal communities of the state of São Paulo and southern Brazil Monday night, triggering landslides in the region.On Tuesday morning, the governor of São Paulo, João Doria, confirmed that at least 10 people were killed in the flooding and landslides in several municipalities of Baixada Santista.Some of the most affected cities include Santos, São Vicente and Guarujá, all of which are about 56 km (35 miles) southeast of São Paulo.According to Folha de S.Paulo, two of the...
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Search and rescue efforts continue following deadly landslide in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Heavy rain targeted the coastal communities of the state of São Paulo and southern Brazil Monday night, triggering landslides in the region.On Tuesday morning, the governor of São Paulo, João Doria, addressed the state, saying that many people were assessing the damage and looking for survivers.As of Wednesday morning, the Civil Defense confirmed that at least 19 people were killed in the flooding and landslides across Baixada Santista, with another 29 people missing.Some of the most affected ci...
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Study can help identify cancer patients most likely to develop cachexia

Researchers in Brazil analyzed 12 types of tumor and established a gene expression profile associated with cachexia, a potentially fatal syndrome characterized by severe weight loss and muscle wasting.
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Two complete genome sequence for coronavirus in Brazil were published

With FAPESP's support, researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil, Adolfo Lutz Institute and Oxford University in the UK trained a laboratory team to use a low-cost sequencing technology even before the virus arrived in Brazil.
Tags: UK, Science, Brazil, Oxford University, FAPESP


Lessons learned from addressing myths about Zika and yellow fever outbreaks in Brazil

When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials. A Dartmouth-led study in Science Advances finds that information used to counter myths about Zika in Brazil not only failed to reduce misperceptions but also reduced the accuracy of people's other beliefs about the disease.
Tags: Science, Dartmouth, Brazil, Zika


Brazil Is Cracking Down on Climate Migrants While Worsening the Climate Crisis

The dark, rocky face of the Dois Irmãos Mountain rises over the rainforest and through the clouds, overlooking the largest slum in Latin America. A young man emerges from around the corner of an alleyway to meet me with a handgun tucked under his arm; the local gang’s “manager.” Weaving our way down the hill through…Read more...
Tags: Science, Migration, Brazil, Latin America, Favelas, Jair Bolsonaro, Climate Refugees


Coronavirus news: Greece and Brazil confirm first cases as WHO says world not ready for pandemic - live updates

Coronavirus impact on financial markets continues, as UK schools told not to shut over infection fears. Follow live news UK: schools to shut and travel curbs planned if virus spreadsTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?What is coronavirus and what should I do if I have symptoms? 11.33am GMT A Brazilian government test has confirmed the first case of a fast-spreading new coronavirus in Latin America, a source told Reuters on Wednesday. Brazil’s Health Ministry declined to commen...
Tags: UK, Science, Greece, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Italy, Brazil, Who, Latin America, Reuters, Civil Protection Agency, Angelo Borrelli, Coronavirus outbreak, Reuters on Wednesday Brazil 's Health Ministry


The coronavirus has now hit every continent except Antarctica after a man in Brazil tested positive

In Asia, South Korea and China have recorded dozens of deaths. Europe, especially Italy, is now experiencing the same fate.
Tags: Europe, Science, China, Italy, Antarctica, Brazil, Asia South Korea


By gum! Scientists find new 110-million-year-old treasure

A remarkable new treasure has been found by scientists from the University of Portsmouth -- the first fossil plant gum on record. The beautiful, amber-like material has been discovered in 110-million-year-old fossilized leaves.University of Portsmouth Ph.D. student Emily Roberts, made the discovery while examining fossilized leaves of the Welwitschiophyllum plant, found in the Crato Formation, Brazil. Emily noticed thin amber-colored bands locked inside some of the fossilized leaves she was stu...
Tags: Science, Brazil, University of Portsmouth, Emily Roberts, University of Portsmouth Ph D


Why Zika virus caused most harmful brain damage to Brazilian newborns

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that the strain of Zika that circulated in Brazil during the microcephaly epidemic that began in 2015 was particularly damaging to the developing brain.
Tags: Science, Brazil, St Louis, Zika, Washington University School of Medicine


Mystery virus found with mostly unknown DNA

A virus has been found whose DNA is 90% absolutely unfamiliar.Scientists have no real idea what it developed from, or how.Viruses used to be thought of as simple, jumbles of things — not so much any more. In Lake Pampulha in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte, scientists found an amoeba virus unlike anything seen before. Named after Yara, the mother of waters in Brazilian mythology, 90 percent of the Yaravirus's genome is comprised of genes never before described. Sifting through the publicly...
Tags: Science, France, Water, Virus, Discovery, Genetics, Microbiology, Innovation, Brazil, Microbes, Belo Horizonte, Aix Marseille University, Yara, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Lake Pampulha, Bernard La Scola


Pollinating opossums confirm decades-long theory

In Brazil there is a plant so strange that researchers predicted -- and 27 years later, proved -- that opossums are key to its pollination. The findings are published in the Ecological Society of America's journal Ecology.
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'Puzzling' Virus Found in Brazil Has Genetic Material Not Seen in Anything Else

Scientists in Brazil say they’ve made a mysterious discovery. They claim to have found a virus made of genetic material never before seen elsewhere. But you likely have nothing to fear from this virus: It seems to only hunt amoebas.Read more...
Tags: Science, Brazil, Evolution, Viruses



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