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Rio de Janeiro State Confirms Third Yellow Fever Case

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The State Health Department of Rio de Janeiro confirmed the third yellow fever case in the state this year, all three patients are from Casimiro de Abreu, in the interior of Rio de Janeiro in an area that stretches inland between Buzios and Macaé.

Authorities reported that the patient confirmed with yellow fever, Joaquim de Oliveira Santos, was discharged from the State Institute of Infectology São Sebastião.

Joaquim had been transferred over the weekend from the Angela Maria Simões Municipal Hospital, in Casimiro de Abreu, to the State . . .

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