Brazil is Having a Crazy Yellow Fever Outbreak

Thomas Rose

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In the past few weeks, Brazil has been having a crazy outbreak of yellow fever in the area around  Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo has authorities scrambling to issue a vaccine for the area. Locals say that local monkeys are to blame for the outbreak, but the government says that mosquitoes are to blame for the outbreak. Scientists say that they will research monkey populations to help with preventing the further spread of the disease. Some are afraid the disease will cross the Panama Canal and enter Central America, and authorities have been slow to respond to the outbreak in poorer areas of the cities. The CDC has named the outbreak a level 2 outbreak

 

Sources:

Romero, Simon. “Brazil Yellow Fever Outbreak Spawns Alert: Stop Killing the Monkeys.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 02 May 2017. Web. 02 May 2017.

“Travelers’ Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 Apr. 2017. Web. 02 May 2017.

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Brazil is Having a Crazy Yellow Fever Outbreak