19/08/2016 10h27 - Updated 19/08/2016 10h28

British journalist caught malaria and is at risk of dying in Brazil

According to British newspapers, the journalist is in a coma, and her condition is serious.
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Climbing to be ambassador and equip the television presenter in Britain in the Olympics Rio2016, journalist Charlie Webster, 33, He is hospitalized in a hospital in Rio de Janeiro because of a malaria framework.

The journalist came to Brazil as part of the "Ride to Rio" - a bicycle crossing five thousand kilometers, made in 40 days, between the English capital and the Rio de Janeiro to collect funds for a charity campaign.

According to the "Uol", Charlie is in serious condition with complications caused by a parasitic infection. The admission was confirmed by the staff team in Rio-2016.

Thursday afternoon, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine offered help to the team that is taking care of Charlie. According to British newspapers, the journalist is in a coma, and her condition is serious.

According to the Ministry of Health, there was 143.122 malaria cases in the country, in 2015, of which 37 resulted in deaths. Almost all notices were in the Amazon Region, concentrating 99% occurrences. But, the ministry, the risk in other areas of the country should not be discarded as, last year, there was 518 Disease states in other cases. Only in Rio, were 54 records.

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