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Data de publicação: 24/05/2022 - 11:13
Some solutions found by Fiocruz for certain health issues in Brazil, including during the pandemic, could work as a basis for response in other countries. This was one of the conclusions of a group of representatives of Doctors Without Borders (DWB or MSF, in the acronym in portuguese), who visited the Foundation last monday (May 16). They discussed issues such as production and access to vaccines and medicines, effects of COVID-19 on...
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Data de publicação: 13/05/2022 - 16:36
During a visit to Fiocruz last Friday (6 May), the World Health Organization's (WHO) technical lead for COVID-19 response, Maria Van Kerkhove, debated the learnings and challenges necessary to maintain investments that were focused on the pandemic's preparedness for possible new public health emergencies. After getting to know more about the Foundation’s actions and visiting the Laboratory for Measles and Respiratory Viruses of the...
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Data de publicação: 28/04/2022 - 15:05
“There are many nuclear missiles in the world. Why don’t we have enough plants to produce vaccines?” The demand came from Adrian Hill, director of the Jenner Institute, of the University of Oxford. One of the main developers of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, Hill attended the Symposium on Emerging and Persisting Global Health Threats, organized by Fiocruz and by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious...
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Data de publicação: 14/04/2022 - 14:16
Last Monday, April 11, was the first day of the international workshop Innovation by Entrepreneurship, promoted by Fiocruz in a partnership with the Pasteur Institute. The purpose of the event, which will continue on Tuesday, April 12, is to present the results of entrepreneurship initiatives of both institutions and to promote a debate between their researchers. Marco Krieger, Fiocruz vice-president of Production and Innovation in Health,...
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Data de publicação: 31/03/2022 - 18:30
The implementation of a World Health Organization (WHO) hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence led the WHO to organize the visit of a top-level delegation, together with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), to Fiocruz last Thursday (March 24). Led by the assistant director-general of the Division of Intelligence and Surveillance Systems for Emergencies in Health, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who is also the director of the hub, and Socorro...
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Data de publicação: 14/03/2022 - 12:25
An article published in Nature Biomedical Engineering, last Monday (March 7th), reveals the potential use of synthetic biosensors in rapid, decentralized, and low-cost tests for the diagnosis of patients infects with the zika virus. The study was led by scientists of the University of Toronto (CA), who developed the sensors and the portable digital platform where samples are processed, and had the partnership of researchers from Fiocruz...
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Data de publicação: 11/03/2022 - 12:25
During a conference in London, attended by the world’s most prominent health authorities and specialists, Fiocruz president, Nísia Trindade Lima, emphasized the need to decentralize vaccine production and to strengthen investments in research and development, in order to reduce inequalities between countries. Her statement was made during the Global Summit for Preparation for Pandemics, last Tuesday (March 8th). Organized by the...
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Data de publicação: 03/03/2022 - 16:40
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Data de publicação: 25/02/2022 - 16:17
When he was about to turn 4 years old, Julinho started to attend a day care center near his home. The adaptation was difficult for the adults in the family, who were used to taking care of him all the time. “What if he had a seizure?”, “What if he cried a lot?”, “What if they forgot the medication schedule?”. The questions were frequent. But the boy surprised everyone with his good integration: he didn't...
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Data de publicação: 31/01/2022 - 16:09
When a new advisory group of the World Health Organization (WHO) for neglected diseases holds its first meeting this Friday, January 1st, there will be a Brazilian in the room. Thiago Moreno L. Souza, a researcher of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS/Fiocruz), is one of the 14 participants from all over the world selected for the Strategic and Technical Advisory Group which will be working with the Working Group for...
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Data de publicação: 31/01/2022 - 14:22
Researchers of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the United States, in a partnership with the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) and with the University of São Paulo (USP) and other institutions, have given an important step towards the finding of a treatment for yellow fever. Considered a worldwide trend, synthetic monoclonal antibodies have been the subject of studies all over the planet. These antibodies are laboratory...
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Data de publicação: 03/01/2022 - 15:54
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Data de publicação: 03/01/2022 - 12:40
For three consecutive mornings in Brazil, or three nights on the other side of the world, in China, the CAS-Fiocruz webinar on Infectous Diseases brought together researchers from the Foundation and the Chinese Academy of Sciences to exchange information on topics such as COVID-19, vaccines, zika, dengue, and other diseases common to both sides of the globe. The webinar took place on December 14th, 15th, and 16th. The event opening, on...
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Data de publicação: 25/11/2021 - 13:58
“One mistake, one correction”: according to Carlos Morel, a researcher from the Brazilian state of Pernambuco, former Fiocruz president and current coordinator of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS), this is how the world works. Last Tuesday (23 November), after attending the first meeting of the Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO), a group formed by the World Health Organization...
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Data de publicação: 05/10/2021 - 16:32
The Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Diseases (INI/Fiocruz) is now open for enrollment, up to November 1, into the Fourth International Course on Immunohistochemistry, Molecular Pathology and Histopathology for the Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases. Coordinated by Rodrigo Caldas Menezes, Luiz Cláudio Ferreira and Leonardo Pereira Quintella, the training is aimed at healthcare professionals, especially those that work or...
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Data de publicação: 27/09/2021 - 18:04
Diseases that Brazilians are very familiar with, such as dengue fever, zika and chikungunya, are being directly affected by the pandemic, both with the transfer of human and material resources to the fight against COVID-19 and with possible undernotifications. But we can learn lessons from this experience, as shown by the 20th Advanced Seminaries on Global Health and Health Diplomacy of the Fiocruz Global Health Center (CRIS/Fiocruz), held last...
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Data de publicação: 31/08/2021 - 10:26
The release of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes carrying Wolbachia in Niterói, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, which began as a pilot action in Jururuba, in 2015, and covered 75% of the city’s territory, has already yielded positive effects. Data released this Thursday (August 26th) by the Wolbachia Method, an initiative of the World Mosquito Program (WMP) led by Fiocruz in Brazil, indicate a reduction of about 70% of cases of dengue fever...
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Data de publicação: 16/06/2021 - 16:39
Published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the results of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) showed a reduction of 77% of cases of dengue fever in areas that received the Aedes aegypti mosquito with Wolbachia, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. This is the same technique employed in Brazil (the Wolbachia method), an initiative led by Fiocruz in the country. The study also reveals an 86% reduction in hospitalizations in areas treated with...
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Data de publicação: 19/05/2021 - 10:50
The dengue virus is one of the greatest threats to public health in globe tropical regions, and especially in Brazil, where annual epidemics lead to thousands of Brazilians sickness. In the year 2019 alone, there were 2.1 million cases. However, something very intriguing happened in the years 2017-2018, right after the zika, dengue and chikungunya virus’s triple epidemic in 2016. Dengue fever case numbers were reported well below average...
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Data de publicação: 14/04/2021 - 18:22
Many viruses can hamper coagulation, including those that cause dengue fever and yellow fever. In more severe cases, they may lead to bleeding. This is why these diseases are considered hemorrhagic viral fevers. In a paper recently published in the science magazine “Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz”, a group of ten researchers argues that the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) should be the first agent recognized as acting in the...
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Data de publicação: 12/04/2021 - 18:06
After 6 years of the epidemic that put Northeast Brazil in its epicenter, the Zika virus and its consequences may be away from the spotlight, but it is still a burden that needs to be addressed. From March 15th to18th, 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. The event marked the...
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Data de publicação: 18/03/2021 - 10:39
Six years after the National Health Emergency declared by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, Zika is still a public health issue that mobilizes many actors in society. Fiocruz is launching the virtual exhibition Zika: lives affecting lives, produced by the Zika Social Sciences Network and the Oswaldo Cruz House (COC/Fiocruz), through the Museum of Life. The exhibition is the result of collaborative scientific research, produced with intense...
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Data de publicação: 05/03/2021 - 10:44
An important step to understanding the dynamics of arbovirus transmission, such as dengue fever, zika and chikungunya, is to get to know mosquitoes’ ability to get infected and to transmit the viruses that cause these diseases. This characteristic is technically known as vectorial competence. A study by researchers of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz) showed that the Aedes aegypti has low vectorial competence for the zika virus when...
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Data de publicação: 15/01/2021 - 09:21
Nísia Trindade Lima was renominated for the position of President of Fiocruz, for the period of 2021-2024. Lima was elected on the first place of the three-name list unanimously homologated by Fiocruz Advisory Board, which was handed to the Health Minister, Eduardo Pazuello, last November. Fiocruz 2020 elections were the most significant in the institution’s history, with the participation of 4,400 voters - 91.6% of the 4,847...
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Data de publicação: 18/12/2020 - 16:04
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