Highly lethal virus resurfaces in Brazil after 20 years

The sabiá virus (SABV), the cause of the Brazilian hemorrhagic fever, accounts for four infections in rural areas of São Paulo. Researches count on the participation of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (IMT) and the Hospital das Clínicas (HC).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A new research conducted in co-participation by the Institute of Tropical Medicine (IMT) and the Hospital das Clínicas (HC), both from the São Paulo University (USP) School of Medicine (FMUSP), which diagnosed two new cases of Sabiá virus (SABV) infection in 2019, has deepened the investigation on this Brazilian hemorrhagic fever.

Previously, only four infections of this type had been detected in Brazil, the last of them more than 20 . . .

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