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Possible Outbreak of Yellow Fever in Brazil’s Minas Gerais State

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Minas Gerais state’s governor, Fernando Pimentel, declared a public health emergency in the eastern part of the state due to the high number of suspected cases of yellow fever. According to authorities there are already 133 suspected cases of the disease and 38 suspicious deaths linked to the virus.

"Yellow fever, which in Brazil was thought to be eradicated seventy years ago, manifests itself again and shows a lot of force in this region of Minas Gerais. It is of great concern and we have to avoid that this . . .

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