Yellow Fever Outbreak in Brazil

In Brazil, between December 2016 and May 15th, 2017, there have been 715 confirmed cases of yellow fever, including 240 deaths. 6 states in Brazil have confirmed local transmission, while 5 other countries – Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Suriname – have a few reported suspected or confirmed cases. As the weather cools in the […]

Decreasing Incidence of Dengue and Zika in Brazil

by Diana Higuera Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika cases are decreasing in Brazil. The Ascel Bio forecast shows a downward trend in the cases of Dengue after a peak during late March and early April. Cases are expected to drop during the first week of June. This pattern is consistent with the seasonal peak observed in […]

Zika Continues to Cause IDIS Cat 4 Conditions in Brazil

By Patrick Wedlock Linkages between Zika and microcephaly/other neurological conditions have nearly been confirmed. Microcephaly continues to be detected in persons living in and traveling to affected countries in South and Central America. Brazil has the highest burden of Aedes aegypti mosquitos and for this reason has experienced a high rate of Zika and subsequent […]

Brazil Dengue Forecasts, Zika Spread

by Patrick Wedlock Brazil is entering peak arboviral disease season – dengue fever is forecast to peak between February and June. Chikungunya and Zika virus are also expected to increase during this time. São Paulo Dengue Forecast Salvador Dengue Forecast               The number of new cases of Zika in Brazil […]

Zika Virus: First Wave Transmission Experience in Brazil

By Patrick Wedlock As it was with the introduction of West Nile and Chikungunya to the western hemisphere, we are seeing yet another mosquito-transmitted virus escape its endemic boundaries and spread to a new hemisphere.  This time it’s Zika virus.  And with these introductions, you often see enough people infected in a period of high […]