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Puerto Vallarta combating Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

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This week the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta officially launched new initiatives to combat the spread of Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya in the area.

“For the municipal government of Puerto Vallarta, it is essential to have a concerted effort to reduce and mitigate the risks, the city offers all its human and material resources to counter mosquito breeding in Vallartans homes,” said Mayor Arturo Davalos Peña.

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The mayor noted that the welfare of Vallartenses families and tourists visiting the city are priority and the city will begin an intense program promoting prevention, including educating the public on the importance of removing standing water and cleaning outside areas.

The Regional Director of Health, Jaime Alvarez Zayas, said that beyond residential areas, that businesses, hotels, schools, and other sectors of our community needed to be proactive.

The Director also thanked the mayor, DIF, and city council, for support and dedication to the health and welfare of families in the city.