Puerto Vallarta maintains health alert for measles prevention

The health alert continues in Puerto Vallarta for cases of measles, because as a tourist destination, the review of febrile cases or cutaneous diseases in foreign visitors arriving by air or sea has intensified, as reported by Fernando Petersen Aranguren, Health Secretary in Jalisco.

He said prevention is vital and stressed that on the part of the Health Region there are three very important things that have been carried out, the first of them a reinforcement in terms of the measures that must be taken by doctors with every patient who arrives with a febrile illness and who also has cutaneous signs.

Any person who presents these symptoms should be evaluated for measles, the only positive case of this disease that has been registered is in Quintana Roo, brought by an English visitor.

“We are not so worried because the incidence and the vaccination rate that we have in our country has been quite good in the last five years,” according to the Secretary.

However, the Health Secretary in the state noted that since tourists from all over the world arrive in Puerto Vallarta either by air or by sea, there is a health alert and every sick person who arrives in the country and has a fever will be assessed for measles.

At the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport and the Puerto Vallarta Integral Port Administration, there are care modules with international health personnel to attend to any case that could be related until measles is ruled out.

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