The Brazilian Ministry of Health has announced the spread of Zica virus in the country, as it causes the birth of children with congenital defects, and because of that , The Ministry of Health asked the pregnant women to consult with doctors before visiting Brazil. It also reported more than 1 million cases of dengue fever since last year. Southeast, Northeast and Midwest are the most affected areas. Dengue fever spreads by several types of mosquitoes, especially two hours after sunrise and sunset.
Dengue is characterized by symptoms like flu (fever, muscle aches, headaches). Bleeding complications (officially advised not to take aspirin and preferably using other medicines to reduce fever such as paracetamol).
• In Brazil, crime is a constant threat to all citizens, especially after the economic crisis that is affecting now all regions of the country and providing an appropriate platform for deteriorating conditions of life.
• Foreign tourists are victims of theft, sometimes by violence, and in other cases by the threat of firearms.
• The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (ONUDC) places Brazil at the top of 208 countries in terms of homicide.
•Numbers of victims caused by Road accidents rise to the level of victims of crime (58,000 victims during 2014, according to the annual report issued by the Brazilian security authorities).
• Yellow fever vaccination is obligatory for travelers coming to Brazil from the following regions or countries: French Guiana, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. The original vaccination certificate is required