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

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France’s Valneva says has generated possible 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...
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U.S. to fund Zika virus study of U.S. Olympic team

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...
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New research finds low risk of Zika virus at 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...
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WHO advises eight weeks of safe sex after return from Zika areas

People returning from areas where the Zika virus is found should follow safe sex practices or abstain from sex for at least eight weeks rather...
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Faced with strict laws, Brazilian women keep abortions secret

Years after giving into family pressure and having an illegal abortion, one Brazilian woman says she is haunted by the secret procedure so taboo that...
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World Bank launches $500 million fund to fight pandemics

The World Bank on Saturday said it was launching a $500 million, fast-disbursing insurance fund to combat deadly pandemics in poor countries, creating the world’s...
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WHO recommends Dengue vaccine in areas with high infection rates

The World Health Organization’s expert group on immunization said on Friday it recommended that countries consider introducing Sanofi’s dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in areas where prevalence...
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Zika mystery deepens with evidence of nerve cell infections

Top Zika investigators now believe that the birth defect microcephaly and the paralyzing Guillain-Barre syndrome may be just the most obvious maladies caused by the...
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WHO sees scientific consensus on Zika

Researchers around the world are now convinced the Zika virus can cause the birth defect microcephaly as well as Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare neurological disorder...
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Puerto Vallarta combating Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya

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...
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Latin American women face ‘lottery’ chances at life-saving health services

Access to potentially life-saving contraception and abortion can be a lottery for women and girls in Latin America, often depending on their ability to pay...
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BioCryst’s Zika drug shows promise in mice

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Monday a dose of its experimental antiviral drug improved survival rates in mice infected with the Zika virus in a...
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