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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


At many hospitals worldwide, you don’t pay, you can’t leave

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...
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Mosquito season is here, and so is an increase in Dengue and Zika

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...
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Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

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,...
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A single genetic glitch may explain how Zika became so dangerous

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...
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Zika Virus could be the next cure for brain cancer

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...
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What you need to know about Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya this rainy season

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...
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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...
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Mexico confirms first cast of Zika-related birth defect

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...
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Inovio Zika vaccine evokes robust response in early human study

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...
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WHO declares end of Zika emergency

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...
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Puerto Vallarta reports state’s third case of Zika found in pregnant woman

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...
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Factbox: Why the Zika virus is causing alarm

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...
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