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Traveling to Brazil? Get Vaccinated ASAP, Says CDC

It wasn’t too long ago that the emergence of the little-understood Zika virus in South and Central America led the US to recommend pregnant women avoid traveling to areas where it was spreading (a warning that remains in place). But it’s actually a familiar mosquito-borne disease that’s now prompting a much wider advisory from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: yellow fever. Continue reading Traveling to Brazil? Get Vaccinated ASAP, Says CDC

PLANE CARRYING BRAZILIAN SOCCER TEAM CRASHES IN ONE OF THE WORST SPORTS TRAGEDIES OF ALL TIME

A plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, along with team staff and journalists, to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana crashed late Monday, killing more than 70 people and leaving only six survivors. The crash came just minutes before the plane would have reached it destination in Medellin, where it was to play the first leg of a home-and-home with Atletico Nacional.

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Neymar the shootout hero blasts Brazil to Olympic football gold against Germany

Well, the Olympics have turned up. What a night this was in the Maracaña, as Brazil’s long-nursed dreams of a first Olympic football gold medal were stretched thin, wrung out a little more and then finally delivered via Neymar’s winning kick in the decisive penalty shootout.

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