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Brazil’s Yellow Fever Outbreak Infects More Than 400, Kills 137

Associated Press: Brazil yellow fever cases pass 400; more than 130 dead
“Brazil’s Health Ministry says 424 people have been infected with yellow fever in the largest outbreak the country has seen in years. Of those, 137 have died. An update published Thursday said that more than 900 other cases are under investigation…” (3/16).

The Economist: An outbreak of yellow fever in Brazil
“…At the moment, researchers suspect that the virus causing this outbreak originated from monkeys in either Amazonia or the cerrado, Brazil’s savannah area. If that is confirmed, it will be a textbook example of disease in an animal reservoir spilling over to affect human beings. And it is a reservoir from which the disease is impossible to eradicate…” (3/18).

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