Yellow fever threat haunts Brazil once more

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Howler monkeys serve as beacons for where yellow fever is spreading

Once again, fears loom in Brazil of a possible comeback of yellow fever. What’s worse: urban outbreaks could occur quickly. Authorities have raised the alert after a monkey in the São Paulo zoo died of the disease last week. Monkeys do not transmit the disease, but rather serve as beacons for where the virus is present. As the zoo is right in the heart of the country’s biggest metropolis, there is cause for concern. The World Health Organization has issued a warning that the country could experience a third outbreak in as many years.

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