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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...
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Hopes of developing a Zika vaccine took a small step forward on Wednesday as Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc (INO.O) said its experimental shot had induced a robust and durable response in mice. Shares in the U.S. biotech firm, which expects to test its product in humans before the end of the year, jumped 7 percent in...
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El Consejo de Promoción Turística de México informa que la infección por virus Zika es una enfermedad emergente en el territorio nacional y el número de casos que se han identificado es limitado hasta el momento y estos se encuentran dentro de los márgenes esperados. Hasta el momento no existe una situación epidemiológica que señale...
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The Mexico Tourism Board reported that the Zika virus infection is a new and emerging disease in the country with 37 confirmed cases in the country on February 1, 2016. Epidemiologic studies have found that the virus is under control in the country. With very few cases identified and containment efforts in place the tourism...
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The number of countries and territories in the Americas reporting cases of the mosquito-borne Zika virus rose to 22 on Tuesday, more than double the number a month ago, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). An outbreak of the virus is affecting large parts of Latin America and the Caribbean and is likely...
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There is currently “no justification” for asking Mexican women to postpone getting pregnant because of an outbreak of the mosquito-born virus Zika, a senior Mexican Health Ministry official said on Tuesday. Zika, which has spread across the Americas, has been linked to brain damage in thousands of babies in Brazil, leading health authorities in Colombia...
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U.S. health officials on Friday issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with Zika, a mosquito-borne virus, is a risk. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in particular cautioned pregnant women not to travel to those areas as Zika has been linked...
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Sanofi’s dengue vaccine is to make its market debut in Mexico, the French drugmaker said on Wednesday, adding that it expects to have filed for market approval in some 20 countries by year-end. Sanofi Pasteur, the group’s vaccines division, said Mexico had approved the preventive treatment, called Dengvaxia, for all four dengue virus serotypes, but...
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Health officials in Jalisco warn that cases of dengue and chikungunya could increase by as much as 50% with the passing of Hurricane Patricia. “The hurricane has given us the conditions that could increase the number of dengue and chikungunya cases by 50%,” said Director of Public Health of Jalisco, Hector Ramirez Cordero, who alerted...
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Puerto Vallarta streets are overflowing with trash because the city is unable to pay sanitation contractors an overdue balance of $30 million pesos. The city operates six trash collection trucks but depends on contracted services to help with sanitation throughout the municipality. While unable to pay its bills, the city is utilizing their six trucks...
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Just one day after the first cases of indigenous chikungunya were detected in Puerto Vallarta, the city was fined by the State Health Commission for violations in controlling the spread of dengue and chikungunya. As the State of Jalisco announced programs to battle dengue and chikungunya, state health inspectors found an area in the municipality...
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Two cases of Chikungunya have been diagnosed in Puerto Vallarta, the first known cases to have been infected in the State of Jalisco. Previous infections in the state resulted by travelers being exposed in other countries or states while traveling. There have been a total of 11 cases treated in Jalisco. The two cases in...
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The Health Ministry of Jalisco (SSJ), in coordination with the States of Jalisco and Nayarit, has launched Operation Dengue and Chikungunya in Puerto Vallarta and around Riviera Nayarit. The operation aims to strengthen epidemiological surveillance, reduce mosquito breeding, and increased spraying to reduce the incidence of the diseases. “If we have the ability to remove...
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Chikungunya is spread by two mosquito species, and is typically not fatal. But it can cause debilitating symptoms including fever, headache and severe joint pain lasting months. The government of Chiapas, which borders Guatemala, said an 8 year old girl became the first person to contract the disease in Mexico, and that she was treated...
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For the past 20 years Sanofi Pastuer Pharmaceutical has been working on a Dengue vaccine, which showed a 56% effectiveness rate in a Phase III study. Sanofi Pasteur is the vaccines division of the multinational pharmaceutical company Sanofi. Sanofi Pasteur is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to vaccines. News about the recent...
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