The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned countries neighbouring Brazil of the risk of yellow fever. The occurrence of the disease in animals in the states of Roraima (which borders Venezuela), Mato Grosso do Sul (which has a border with Argentina) and Paraná (close to Argentina and Paraguay) "represents a virus circulation risk to these countries, especially in the areas with the same ecosystem," says the bulletin released last Friday (3 February).
The National Health of Surveillance Agency ("ANVISA") published on 27th January 2017, two Interministerial Ordinances, ordaining the monetary restatement for Sanitary Surveillance’s fees.
The federal government has opened a duty-free quota for supplies and equipment to be used for scientific research. The initiative, published on Monday (6), exempts institutes and researchers from paying import taxes on the purchase of up to US$ 301 million in equipment and inputs for research and technological development.