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Due to the Zika epidemic, which began in 2015, and the outbreak of yellow fever early in 2017, Brazil runs a serious risk of being afflicted by Oropouche, another virus that is widely distributed throughout South and Central America and the Caribbean. Oropouche has adapted to urban environments and is spreading ever closer to Brazil's major cities. An arbovirus transmitted by a mosquito, like Zika and yellow fever, Oropouche causes acute fever and may lead to meningitis and meningoencephalitis (inflammation of the brain and meninges).NEXT ARTICLE
Tropical Medicine is the study of diseases more commonly found in tropical regions than elsewhere. Examples of these diseases are malaria, yellow fever, Chagas disease, Dengue, Helminths, African trypanosomiasis, Leishmaniasis, Leprosy, Lymphatic filaria...