zika mexico

Nayarit reports more cases of Zika than any other state

This week, the state of Nayarit reported that it reached 129 cases of zika, which places it as the state with the highest incidence of this virus in Mexico.

According to the deputy director of epidemiology of the Nayarit Health Services, Jorge Barrera Castellano, of the 129 cases in the state, 102 are women and 27 are men. 40 of the 102 infected women are pregnant, representing 22% of all Nayarit cases.

The municipalities of Nayarit with the most cases are Santiago Ixcuintla (86), Tepic, San Blas (11 each), Tuxpan (9) and Rosamorada (7).

In total, 450 people in Mexico have been diagnosed with Zika. 83 percent of the total occurs in women, of whom 185 are pregnant.

Morelos ranks second in incidence of the virus with 63 cases, while Oaxaca is in the last position, with only four cases.

In Nayarit, according to Barrera Castellano, the zika virus displaced the chikungunya, of which there have been no cases in 2017 in the state.

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