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    Dead Monkeys with Yellow Fever on the Rise in Paraná State

    Although monkeys do not pass on the disease, the death of these animals is a signal to health authorities of the presence of the vector mosquito in the area.
    By Lachlan Williams
    January 31, 2020

    RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The southern region recorded the first case of the disease in humans in 2020.

    The patient is a 47-year-old man from São Bento do Sul, in the north of Santa Catarina. He is hospitalized and, according to the Secretariat of Health, there are no records of him having been vaccinated against yellow fever.

    In the same city where the case was recorded, a monkey died of the disease in December...