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Rio de Janeiro State Plans to Vaccinate 11 Million for Yellow Fever

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The state of Rio de Janeiro has asked the Ministry of Health to be included in the yellow fever vaccine recommendation area. The federal government of Brazil has already issued emergency situations for over sixty cities in Minas Gerais and one in Espirito Santo due to the outbreak of yellow fever.

So far, there has been no record of the disease in humans in Rio de Janeiro, but the intention of the State Department of Health (SES) is to expand the vaccination strategy as a preventive measure, which has already been . . .

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