Thanks to Laurie Garrett and Dom Phillips for tweeting the link to this report in O Globo. Edited excerpt from the Google translation:
The State Department of Health has confirmed the first case of yellow fever in the Metropolitan Region of Rio. It is a resident of the rural area of Maricá, who died at dawn Wednesday at Evandro Chagas Hospital (Fiocruz). This is the 11th case of the confirmed disease in the State of Rio, and the third death.
According to the secretary, in addition to the Maricá case, seven cases were recorded in Casimiro de Abreu - among them one death - a case in São Fidélis, one in São Pedro da Aldeia and one death in Porciúncula. The disease was also confirmed in dead monkeys in São Sebastião do Alto and Campos.
José Pereira da Silva, who turned 61 last month and who died in Maricá, was a resident of the Bananal neighborhood in the rural area. He was first taken care of at the Inoã Emergency Room (UPA), but had been transferred to the Evandro Chagas Hospital (Fiocruz) in Rio late Tuesday.
Zezinho, as he was called, worked for more than 20 years in the Department of Human Resources (RH) of the Elisiário Matta State College, in the Maricá Center. Over the past few months, he was on leave before his retirement. He was much loved among teachers and students; the institution did not function on Wednesday in mourning the former employee. The funeral was this Thursday, in the Municipal Cemetery of the city. During the burial, activities at school were also interrupted.