Latin America

Bolivian “Ebola-like” virus causing sparks fears of new epidemic

Scientists have found that the so-called Chapare virus can be transmitted among humans, but chances of a deadly epidemic remain slim

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Healthcare workers run health searches in selected neighborhoods. Photo: Radoslaw Czajkowski

At the beginning of the year, the coronavirus pandemic caught the world by surprise, forcing countries around the world to deal with an unknown and lethal disease that may cause permanent changes to our global way of life. Latin America has been hit particularly hard by Covid-19, with the region of South America declared the world’s pandemic epicenter in May. Six months on, the coronavirus has infected over 12 million Latin Americans and killed up to 412,000 people. 

The intensity and lethality of the coronavirus crisis showed that humanity is not as prepared for the consequences of viral...

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