At least 25 dead during Brazilian police raid in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO – Police targeting drug traffickers raided a slum in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday and at least one officer and two dozen others died after being shot,…

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro suggests coronavirus made in lab to wage ‘biological warfare’: reports

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has caused another international stir by claiming that COVID-19 was created as part of “biological warfare,” according to reports.  Bolsonaro has taken controversial stances throughout the…

Louisiana identifies first Brazilian coronavirus variant cases in 2 residents

Health officials in Louisiana this week identified the state’s first cases of a coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil.  The so-called P.1. variant, which has been dubbed as a “variant…

Colorado identifies cases of Brazilian coronavirus variant for the first time: officials

Colorado health officials this week announced the state has identified its first cases of a worrisome coronavirus variant first identified in Brazil late last year.  The variant, which is scientifically…

Michigan detects Brazilian coronavirus variant in resident amid spike in cases

Michigan health officials on Thursday reported the first known case of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in the state. The variant, identified as P.1, was detected by commercial lab Quest in…

Case of Brazilian coronavirus variant detected in Utah for first time, CDC data shows

A case of a concerning coronavirus variant that was first identified in Brazil has been detected in Utah for the first time, according to data from the Centers for Diease…

New York detects Brazilian coronavirus variant in Brooklyn resident

Health officials detected a case of the Brazilian coronavirus variant in a New York resident for the first time last week. In a press release issued Saturday, officials said the…

Massachusetts detects Brazilian coronavirus variant in Cape Cod woman

Massachusetts officials have identified a case of the P.1 coronavirus variant in a Cape Cod woman who first tested positive for the illness in February. In a news release posted…

Oregon confirms Brazilian coronavirus variant case, first on West Coast

Officials in Oregon have reported the first case of a coronavirus variant originally detected in Brazil, marking the first such instance on the West Coast.  In a press release issued…

Coronavirus variant ‘co-infection’ found among 2 Brazilian patients: scientists

Researchers in Brazil have reported cases of patients infected with two coronavirus variant strains at once, amid efforts to track the spread of emerging variants across the country. The findings were…