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Data de publicação: 11/09/2020 - 15:31
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 Mexican and are between 11 and 17 years old. In this case, the culprit of the pregnancies is the HPV vaccine. With variations, false narratives such as these, absolutely devoid of scientific evidence, disseminate through social networks...
Data de publicação: 11/09/2020 - 14:20
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 online course that focuses on phonoaudiology professionals of the Brazilian Public Health System network, additional health networks and other health professionals interested in dysphagia. This is the first course of the...
Data de publicação: 11/09/2020 - 12:57
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 regions of Brazil and from patients with different clinical presentations of the disease. The work was described in an article published in the BioMed Research International journal. Rapid tests...
Data de publicação: 11/09/2020 - 12:22
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 RT-LAMP technique, which transforms RNA into DNA and amplifies it isothermically, the equipment makes it possible to run tests with safety levels similar to those of the PCR (polymerase...
Data de publicação: 10/09/2020 - 12:44
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) was selected to receive funding from, through the institution’s fund to support projects using innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analytics to help understand COVID-19 and address its impacts. The project by the Centre for Data and Knowledge Integration for Health (Cidacs/Fiocruz Bahia), with Bahia Federal University (UFBA), was one of only two selected in Brazil by Google...
Data de publicação: 03/09/2020 - 15:21
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 linked to significant lesions in the lungs and is one of the main factors associated to severe cases of Covid-19. To bypass this mechanism, researchers all over the world are looking for efficient ways...
Data de publicação: 31/08/2020 - 16:53
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2020 - 12:47
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 77% in the incidence of cases of dengue fever, virologically confirmed, in the areas where Aedes aegypti with Wolbachia were released, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, when compared with areas that did not receive the method. This is the first gold...
Data de publicação: 25/08/2020 - 15:19
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 in the favelas, and will contribute to face the Covid-19 pandemic in the communities of Maré and Manguinhos, in Rio de Janeiro. Conexão Saúde: de olho na Covid (Health Connection: keeping an...
Data de publicação: 25/08/2020 - 13:53
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 the pandemic. These data, however, depend on systems and panels whose coverage and quality vary wildly all over the country. This is the conclusion of a Fiocruz paper, which states that the release of...
Data de publicação: 25/08/2020 - 13:06
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) in times of Covid-19. The research, coordinated by Mariana Nogueira and Camila Borges, of EPSJV/Fiocruz, includes the participation of other researchers and other Fiocruz...
Data de publicação: 25/08/2020 - 11:00
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 (a virus that causes flu in birds and that belongs to the same family of the SARS-CoV-2, the agent of Covid-19). Based on these good results, scientists will now evaluate the action of the formula against SARS-CoV-2 in the...
Data de publicação: 21/08/2020 - 11:19
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 the Portuguese acronym). This is another cancer drug supplied by Bio-Manguinhos/Fiocruz, which introduced this line to its portfolio in 2020 (in addition to rituximab, for...
Data de publicação: 21/08/2020 - 10:39
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 of the transmission of acute Chagas disease in Brazil. Chagas disease is caused by the parasite Trypanosoma cruzi, transmitted by an insect called kissing bug, and is present in 21 countries in...
Data de publicação: 19/08/2020 - 17:05
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. The work was commissioned by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, and will be a complementary document to the UN Framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19. The...
Data de publicação: 17/08/2020 - 12:59
On August 4, the first debate of a cycle called Youths in Brazil: Emerging Dialogues for Health was broadcast live on the YouTube channel of Agenda Jovem Fiocruz. Marked by multidisciplinarity, the online program brings together activists, researchers from Fiocruz and other institutions, representatives of the Legislative, international agencies, universities, and project coordinators, to discuss themes regarding the health...
Data de publicação: 17/08/2020 - 12:13
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 disease and progressively increasing their production scale, the Foundation now begins the operation of one more Support Unit to the Diagnostic of Covid-19 (click here for a virtual tour of the Unit). The initiative is...
Data de publicação: 06/08/2020 - 17:07
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 Health Schools and the International Network of Health Technicians (Rets), which usually act in partnership, promoted the international seminar Vaccines and medicines for Covid-19 as global...
Data de publicação: 06/08/2020 - 12:28
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 the entire strategy to contain the disease’s expansion will be jeopardized. This is Carlos Gadelha’s evaluation, a researcher and coordinator of Prospection Actions at Fiocruz. “...
Data de publicação: 05/08/2020 - 16:23
Professors and researchers may apply for the scholarships under the Institutional Internationalization Program - PrInt Fiocruz-Capes. The selection for PhDs with Experience Abroad is now reopened after a postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The call aims to attract researchers with experience in a foreign country to work at Fiocruz, whose training and professional experience represent an innovative contribution to the Fiocruz Graduate...
Data de publicação: 04/08/2020 - 10:54
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 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.   Various questions and concerns were raised during a...
Data de publicação: 03/08/2020 - 13:49
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 of the pandemic on these populations, through six lines of action. The initiative mobilized different units and vice-presidencies and was highlighted by the president of Fiocruz, Nísia Trindade Lima. “This is a joint action...
Data de publicação: 30/07/2020 - 19:03
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 Melinda Gates Foundation to Simon Fraiser University (Canada), which is passing on some of the resources to other institutions to include more countries in this analysis. Ahead of the study, researcher...
Data de publicação: 30/07/2020 - 17:31
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 January to June this year, more than 48,300 probable cases of the disease were reported in Brazil. The disease is mainly concentrated in the North-Eastern region, which presented the greatest incidence rates, with 48.3 cases per...
Data de publicação: 28/07/2020 - 11:00
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, in addition to Sergipe and Mato Grosso do Sul. Other states are already showing signs of the beginning of the so-called “second wave”. The analysis refers to Epidemiological Week 29 (between 12 and 18 July...


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