New York: The first injection to offer long-lasting protection against HIV is being rolled out in South Africa and Brazil, as an alternative to daily medication, according to the UN agency UNITAID. more
Brazilian scientists say molecule in local snake venom may hold key to coronavirus drug

Sao Paulo: Scientists in Brazil have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake can stop coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells.

Thousands protest in Brazil demanding Prez Bolsonaro's removal over mishandling of Covid, Covaxin deal

Brasilia: Thousands of Brazilians hit the roads on Saturday, protesting against President Jair Bolsonaro's response to allegations of potential corruption within his health ministry i ...

Brazilian watchdog recommends to vaccinate only healthy adults with Sputnik V, if approved

Moscow/Sputnik: Experts at the Brazilian national sanitary inspection agency Anvisa recommended that the Russian coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V, if approved, be used only to vaccinate heal ...

Decades of health gains at risk in Brazil due to COVID-19

New York: Although COVID-19 cases are declining in Brazil, the pandemic is putting decades of public health gains there at risk, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Fr ...

China's CoronaVac may be ineffective against Brazil COVID-19 variant: Study

Sao Paulo: China’s CoronaVac might not be effective against the Brazilian COVID-19 strain, a study said.

Brazilian strain of Coronavirus found in 3 Peruvian regions – Health Minister

Lima/Sputnik: The Brazilian strain of the coronavirus has been detected in three regions of Peru: Loreto, Huanuco and Lima, Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti said.

Brazil's COVID-19 death toll tops 225,000: Ministry of Health

Moscow/Sputnik: The coronavirus death toll in Brazil increased by 595 in the past day to top 225,000, the country's Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Brazil results show China's Sinovac vaccine is just 50.4 percent effective against COVID-19

Brazilian clinical trials have unveiled that a COVID-19 vaccine developed by China's Sinovac has been found to be 50.4% effective, media reports said.

New Corona strain found in Japan among Brazil returnees: Reports

Tokyo/Sputnik: Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) on Sunday confirmed that it has discovered a new strain of the coronavirus among four persons who arrived fro ...