Brazil on health alert after dozens come down with yellow feverStaff Writer | January 19, 2017
Brazilian health authorities are on alert in the face of an outbreak of yellow fever, with 47 cases being detected in Minas Gerais.
Virus 152 suspected cases
In addition, the ministry will send 350,000 doses of vaccine to the neighboring state of Espirito Santo after the appearance of apparent yellow fever cases in cities near the border with Minas Gerais, which has declared a health emergency.
Health Minister Ricardo Barros said that although the authorities are on “alert,” the situation is “under control.”
“We have an alert. The recommendation for vaccination in 19 states is ongoing and the vaccine is available,” he said.
Minas Gerais Governor Fernando Pimentel promised that the authorities would provide all necessary aid to deal with the virus. ■