Volunteers were given Friday their first injections of SpiN-Tec MCTI UFMG, a vaccine against COVID-19 developed in Brazil with national technology and inputs and financed with resources from Brazilian institutions, according to Agencia Brasil.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Wednesday approved the return effective Nov. 25 of the mandatory use of face masks in airplanes and airports in a move to reduce the risk of COVID-19 contagion after a significant increase in the number of cases in recent weeks.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Thursday cleared the Health Ministry in separate but unanimous decisions to import and use the Jynneos / Imvanex vaccine and the drug Tecovirimat, both against monkeypox.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has agreed to end the mandatory wearing of facemasks on airplanes, which will be henceforth just recommended, it was reported. The measure will become effective as soon as it is published in the Official Gazette.
The state-owned Santos Port Authority (SPA) reported over the weekend that volumes handled through the largest seaport in Brazil grew 2.3% between April and June of 2022, reaching 42 million tons of goods.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) has requested some additional information from Wyeth/Pfizer regarding booster doses of their COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents and is still waiting for a reply, Agencia Brasil reported Friday.
A 41-year-old man from São Paulo who had just returned from Spain has been confirmed Wednesday as Brazil's first case of monkeypox. The patient is now in isolation at the Emilio Ribas Hospital in South America's largest city, which is also monitoring a 26-year-old woman, also in isolation, but with no travel record.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Tuesday made it clear that measures already in place at airports and inside airplanes were being upped to protect people from COVID-19 as well as from other diseases and pointed out it isolating patients to tackle monkeypox was not among the recommendations issued.
Brazil's Lower House passed a bill late Wednesday whereby requirements for the certification of chemicals used in agriculture would be eased. The measure was supported by the agribusiness sector and criticized by environmentalists.
Brazil's National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa) Friday released a statement warning of the differences between COVID-19 vaccines for children to highlight the specifics of newly-released drugs.