Monday, February 4, 2008

YELLOW FEVER! – in Brazil!

So I have to admit that Yellow Fever has a place in my heart because I spent most of my childhood running around Walter Reed Army Medical Center. But bad news bears, Brazil has reported yet another fatal case of yellow fever, bringing the 2008 total (mind you, its only been 2008 for 35 days), up to 12 out of 17 confirmed cases in the Goias state of Brazil. The victim was an unvaccinated man who worked in the fields in the rural zone of Planaltina de Goias.

On February 2, 2008, the first confirmed fatal case of YF was reported in the Federal District.

Read on at (but the site is not in English…). Check out ProMed for the English version.


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