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Yellow fever virus responsible for current epidemic in Brazil originated in Amazon in 1980

Publicado em 02 julho 2019
The origin of the virus responsible for the ongoingyellow feverepidemic in Brazil, the worst for 40 years, has just been identified by scientists affiliated with two Brazilian institutions: Adolfo Lutz Institute (IAL) and the University of Sao Paulo (USP). By means of a molecular study ofyellow feverviruses found in dead monkeys and in mosquitoes, the group discovered that the strain behind the current epidemic originated in Pará State in North Brazil in 1980. The virus infected [...]