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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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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 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 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 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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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 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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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 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...

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 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...

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 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...

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 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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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 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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