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Zika Virus

Are you concerned about the Zika Virus in Puerto Vallarta or anywhere in Mexico? Are you planning a vacation in Puerto Vallarta and looking for facts?

While the area of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit have reported approximately 12 cases of the Zika Virus, the CDC recommends women who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant, should avoid travel in the area. This is a personal choice for each individual to weigh their risks and their comfort level with risks, even low risks.

Here we have gathered all the news and information available on Zika in Puerto Vallarta, along with general facts about the virus so that people concerned about the virus can make an educated and personal decision about travel.

Information about Zika Virus


Doctors at Nairobi’s Kenyatta National Hospital have told Robert Wanyonyi there’s nothing more they can do for him. Yet more than a year after he first arrived, shot and paralyzed in a robbery, the ex-shopkeeper remains trapped in the hospital. Because Wanyonyi cannot pay his bill of nearly 4 million Kenyan shillings ($39,570), administrators are...
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From March to July of this year, cases of dengue grew almost 400%, going from 6 to 29, while in Zika nearly doubled, going from 14 to 27. The above statistics are according to information provided by the head of the Eighth Health Region of the Jalisco Health Secretariat based in Puerto Vallarta, Germán Acevedo...
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Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing
Screening blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections at a cost of more than $5 million for each positive test result, according to new research. The study was the first large look at the impact of guidelines set two years ago, when the Zika epidemic was an unfolding menace in the...
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A single genetic change that occurred in 2013 may explain how Zika acquired the ability to attack fetal nerve cells, causing a severe birth defect in babies whose mothers were infected while pregnant, Chinese and U.S. researchers reported on Thursday. Scientists have posited many theories about why Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that had been linked...
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Zika may cause babies to be born with severe brain damage, however, there is a high probability that the virus will help fight brain tumors in adults. The virus emerged about four years ago and is more dangerous in pregnant women because it can cause babies to develop microcephaly (abnormally small heads) and associated neurological...
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Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya
It is the rainy season, and in addition to the common diseases that occur due to humidity, cold and climate changes, there is also a growing possibility that cases of dengue, zika and chikungunya increase, since the mosquito transmitter of these diseases use water to reproduce, that which accumulates in containers at home, almost without...
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zika mexico
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...
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Mexico’s health ministry has confirmed the first case of a Zika-related severe birth defect known as microcephaly. The ministry said in a statement Friday that the child was premature and died at birth. It was born to a 25-year-old woman from the southern state of Oaxaca on Nov. 5, 2016. The ministry says it took...
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc said its experimental Zika vaccine induced robust immune responses in an early-stage study in human volunteers who have not been infected with the virus. The company’s shares rose 6.6 percent to $7.39 in premarket trading on Wednesday. The Zika virus has spread to more than 60 countries and territories since the current...
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The World Health Organization on Friday declared that Zika no longer constitutes an international emergency, but it stressed a need for a long-term effort to address the virus, which has been linked to birth defects and neurological complications. Officials on WHO’s Emergency Committee made clear the Zika still constitutes a global public health threat. They...
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zika puerto vallarta
Puerto Vallarta has reported Jalisco’s third case of Zika in a pregnant woman, this is the eleventh case of the virus found in the state of Jalisco this year. The woman was diagnosed at 14 weeks, within the threshold for being at risk for complications. “The woman is 34-years-old from Puerto Vallarta … the concern...
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Global health officials are racing to better understand the Zika virus behind a major outbreak that began in Brazil last year and has spread to many countries in the Americas. The following are some questions and answers about the virus and current outbreak: How do people become infected with Zika? Zika is transmitted to people...
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zika vaccine
French biotech firm Valneva said on Thursday it has produced a possible vaccine against the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Valneva said its facility in Lyon, central France, had succeeded in generating a “highly purified inactivated vaccine candidate” using the same platform as the company’s Japanese encephalitis vaccine which is marketed in the United States and Europe....
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zika olympics
The U.S. National Institutes of Health said it will fund a study to monitor U.S. athletes, coaches and members of the Olympic Committee staff for exposure to Zika virus while in Brazil, with the hope of gaining better understanding of how it persists in the body and the potential risks it poses. The study, announced...
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zika olympics
New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic. Controversy about the global gathering in August has grown as more about the disease becomes...
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