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Vaccination against yellow fever in areas with possible risk of epidemic are important for prevention of new cases.

Vaccination against yellow fever in areas with possible risk of epidemic are important for prevention of new cases.

Vaccination against yellow fever in areas with possible risk of epidemic are important for prevention of new cases. See the importance of vaccination

There are still a large number of people not yet vaccinated in areas with a virus-friendly ecosystem, which, for the World Health Organization (WHO), represents a "high risk within the current transmission pattern "According to the statement, since July 1, 2017, 35 cases of yellow fever have been confirmed in Brazil, including 20 deaths, official figure tripled in relation to other times. Another 145 suspected cases are being investigated.

The area of ​​greatest concern to the WHO is the state of São Paulo, mainly in the Mairiporã region. Non-vaccination in these regions may increase the risk of an urban disease cycle and the occurrence of new cases in humans.

So much so that today the Organization indicates the vaccine against yellow fever for anyone traveling to any region in the State of São Paulo

Vaccination campaign

Between January 25 and February 17, the São Paulo government will begin a major vaccination campaign with common and fractioned doses of the vaccine.

Ask your questions about the fractional dose and this campaign .


Researchers say that children living with animals or other children are less likely to develop this complication.

Researchers say that children living with animals or other children are less likely to develop this complication.

More than one in four respondents said they had nasal allergy. In most cases, allergies began in adolescence. Other factors were associated with an increased risk of allergy, such as family history and smoking mothers during pregnancy. The team also found that young children who lived with siblings or other children in a day care center, for example, nasal allergy The greater the coexistence with other children, the less chance of developing the problem in the future.

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Genetic ancestry tests are not always able to determine the origin of someone. Learn more about genetic testing of ancestry

Genetic ancestry tests are not always able to determine the origin of someone. Learn more about genetic testing of ancestry

Do these tests really work? Genomic tests of ancestry have a number of limitations. Providers of these tests compare the results with different databases from previous tests, so ethnicity estimates may not be consistent from one company to another. Unless the company has a very specific database, it is very difficult to state with any degree of precision that an individual of African origin belongs to a certain tribe (a very frequent promise in the marketing of some ancestral testing providers).

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