The Zika Virus in Mexico: What You Need to Know

Posted: December 4, 2017

Author: Jessica S.

General Zika (ZIKV) Information

The Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne viral infection that is transmitted by the same type of mosquito linked to dengue and chikungunya.

Cases have been identified across four continents. It has been detected in more than 20 countries in the Americas, including the United States.

One of the major concerns regarding Zika is that its spread may be linked to birth defects such as microcephaly, prompting some countries to advise pregnant women against going to areas where Zika has been detected.

Symptoms can include: mild fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle or joint pain, and a general feeling of illness that begins two to seven days after infection. Four out of five people who are infected show no symptoms at all. If you are not a woman of childbearing age, pregnant, or trying to get pregnant, the Zika virus is unlikely to cause you any serious trouble.

ZIKV cannot be transmitted from person to person through air, food, or water. Nevertheless, the virus can be transmitted via sexual contact and there are strong indications of infection via blood transfusion.

There have been no deaths attributed to the Zika Virus so far. Those infected usually just need to take aspirin, drink water, and get lots of rest, but aspirin and NSAIDs should be avoided until dengue can be ruled out. Medicine such as acetaminophen is suggested to relieve fever and pain. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. There is no known vaccine or cure for Zika at this time.

Important Update: On November 18, 2016 the World Health Organization declared that Zika was no longer a global health emergency and should be considered a dangerous mosquito-borne virus because, like malaria or yellow fever. Read, “Zika Is No Longer a Global Emergency

 

CURRENT UPDATE: NOVEMBER 22ND, 2017 ZIKA IN MEXICO

 

As of November 20, 2017 there have been 2,742 confirmed cases of Zika across Mexico during 2017. You can find a complete state-by-state breakdown here.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has no current ZIKV notice for Mexico, but it acknowledges there’s a risk of Zika Virus in the country.

Mexico has and continues to take steps to prevent the spread of the Zika virus infection through public service announcements, campaigns and preventive travel advisories and warnings. Mexico’s Epidemiological Surveillance System is fully prepared to recognize and diagnose infections by Zika virus.

The WHO has stated that “there should be no restrictions on travel or trade with countries, areas and/or territories with Zika virus transmission.”

There are currently no restrictions against travelers visiting Mexico. Both the US Government and Mexican authorities have not placed a general restriction on visiting Mexico, only urged caution to prevent mosquito bites.

 

GUIDELINES AND PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

Stay informed about the ZIKV situation as it develops.

Prevent mosquito bites by covering exposed skin with sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks.

Sleep under a mosquito net to prevent bites.

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents on exposed skin and reapply as directed. Insect repellents that contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus are very effective and safe when used according to the label. If you’re also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second.

The CDC recommends that women who are pregnant in any trimester consider postponing travel to areas where there’s risk of Zika virus transmission. If pregnant women do opt to travel to Zika affected areas, the CDC recommends to avoid mosquito bites during their trip. Specific guidance for women who are trying to become pregnant is also included in the CDC advisory.

JOURNEY MEXICO RECOMMENDS

At Journey Mexico, we take the health of our clients very seriously, but we strongly believe that the Zika virus does not pose an extraordinary threat to our travelers.

We have no known cases of Zika with any of our passengers, staff members, and guides. We continue to monitor the Mexico’s specific situation.

We advise, as always, to travel sensibly and take precautions to avoid getting mosquito bites, as they can also transmit other diseases like dengue. We are only recommending that pregnant women consider visiting Mexico at another time in accordance with CDC/WHO advice. If you’re considering Mexico as a destination for future travel, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.

The mosquitoes that spread Zika usually do not live at elevations above 6,500 feet (2,000 meters) because of environmental conditions. Travelers whose itineraries are limited to areas above this elevation are at minimal risk of getting Zika from a mosquito.

*The categories shown on this map are intended as a general guideline and should not be considered to indicate absolute risk. Elevation may vary within an area to a larger extent than this map can depict. The presence of mosquitoes may change seasonally, with increasing temperatures or rainfall, and may change over time.

To view Mexico’s Secretary of Health’s most recent update of confirmed cases in a state-by-state assessment click here and scroll down to ‘Documentos’ and click the first link “Cuadro Casos Zika.”


 Messages from the Mexico Tourism Board

Facts About Travel to Mexico - Oct 2016
Mexico Map Indicating Location of Zika - Apr 2016
Mexico Map Indicating Location of Zika - Feb 2016
Mexico Remains Proactive in Reducing Risk of Zika Virus
Zika Virus Poses No Risk to Mexico Tourists
Mexico tourism industry not impacted by the Zika Virus

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Sources & More:

Latin American Travel Association – Zika Virus Questions and Answers (Mar 2, 2016)
World Tourism Organization UNWTO – Zika Statement
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Zika
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During Zika Outbreak
Pan American Health Organization – Zika
Mexican Government – Zika Virus Infection in Mexico
Mexcio’s Secretary of Health – Zika (Spanish)
The Guardian – Zika Virus Speading Explosively
About.com – Zika Virus in Mexico

This post was written and published on January 29, 2016. As information continues to evolve with research and  reported cases, we will add update this post as best as we can, noting any additions. We recommend the CDC website for the most up to date information. 

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132 Responses to “The Zika Virus in Mexico: What You Need to Know”

  1. Jessica

    I am wondering where you got the information regarding a confirmed case in the Yuctan Peninsula? I will be traveling there and would like to see the official confirmed case in Yucatan. Thanks.

    Reply
  2. Tori

    Can this blog be updated with the latest numbers? There is now reported cases in Cozumel and i like to share the this link with people I know traveling g to have accurate data. Please and thank you!

    Reply
  3. Forrest

    How about travel to Baja? From everything I have read it looks like there have not been any confirmed cases of Zika in Baja and no real threat in this area (specifically San Felipe).

    Thanks,
    Forrest

    Reply
  4. Jaime

    Hi

    I am travelling to Riviera Maya at Christmas. What state is this and have there been any confirmed cases please? Thank you

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Joyce.

      Thank you for your comment and with regard to your doubt, we don’t have any records of Zika cases registered in Puerto Vallarta. In fact, we are constantly reviewing the weekly bulletins issued by the health secretary to verify and update the information in our blog and fortunately, the registered cases are going down.

      If you have any additional questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

      Reply
  5. Danielle

    I am pregnant and traveling to Riviera maya in July has there been any outbreaks of Zika here ?

    Reply
  6. Aaron

    Have there been any cases of zika in Puerto Penasco? My wife is pregnant and we are visiting in July.

    Reply
      • Rachel

        Hello,
        Thanks for allowing for questions. Are there any confirmed cases of Zika in the Yucatan? My 9-yr-old son is going there for a week in July with his grandparents. Fortunately, none of them are in the potentially-pregnant category, but of course I’m protective of my kid’s health (and old mom’s).
        Thank you!
        Rachel

        Reply
  7. Jeni Corrigan

    Just checking on the current status of Cabo San Lucas/ east cape of Baja..any Zika there?

    Reply
  8. Shiela

    Hi there. I am just very concern, my family and I are travelling to Sandos Playacar resort in August. I am very excited about it , however i will be 7 months pregnant. Any cases of Zika at or around that area? Let me know .Thanks so much.

    Reply
  9. Linda

    Going to Playa del Carmen in August have there been any reports there? Thank you so much in advance!

    Reply
    • Alex

      I am also going to Playa del Carmen in august. I cannot read Spanish and the PDF is in espanol. You mention the cases are going down. Can you elaborate? How many cases to date and how many year to date 2017 in this area?

      My wife and our family are staying at a resort. I assume the resort takes major precautions? If we did not excursions and laid on the poolside he whole time, do you think it would be okay?

      Reply
      • Rafael Mendez

        Dear Alex,

        Alex about your doubts, let me explain that the information provided by the Health Secretary is for state and not specific for a city. The confirmed cases of zika in the whole country had down almost 50% comparing with 2016 and in the state of Quintana Roo, there are only 5 cases confirmed.

        You can check this information on page 35.
        http://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/234197/sem24.pdf

        Reply
  10. Jazmine

    Hello I have a 2 week vacation planned to Cancun in mid July. I am pregnant, what are the Zika virus status?

    Reply
  11. Yesenia Tijerina

    How about Zika in Puerto Escondido? I am pregnant and have a trip planned there for next week! Please advise on any latest info available. Thank you!

    Reply
  12. Grace

    Hi!
    Traveling to Cancun 2nd week of July 2017. I keep on trying that website you provided for updated state by state cases of Zika but the site seems to be not valid. Is there another link? Do you know the prevealence of Zika in Cancun? Will be staying in hotel zone only.

    Thank you!

    Reply
  13. John

    I am going to Puerto Vallarta with my pregnant wife on July 2nd for one week. What is the latest Zika virus situation there?

    Reply
  14. Galina

    I am planning a trip to Mexico City and Oaxaca on July 17 and through August 19. What is the situation with Zika virus in these two locations?

    Thanks,
    Galina

    Reply
  15. Emily MacKenzie

    Hi there! I was wondering if there was any update on the Zika virus in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico. My family and I are traveling there July 23rd-28th. I will be 8-9 months pregnant and my doctor advised me to do some research. Thank you! Much appreciated!

    Reply
  16. Megan

    Hello,

    I am planning on traveling to Puerta Vallarta in November for my own wedding and am staying at a resort there on the coast. I will be 6 months pregnant. Any updates on cases in Puerta Vallarta and advice on risks in November ? I know the mosquito rate is down in November. I called the resort and they didn’t seem concerned at all about Zika.

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Megan,

      Thanks for your comment and congratulation for your wedding. About your concern, in general, the confirmed cases of Zika in Mexico are going down and you are right, mosquito propagation in November is very low since the rains are very sporadic and in addition, the health secretary runs several campaigns to eradicate mosquito breeding sites.

      Here you can see the most updated report issued by the health secretary(information available only in Spanish, page 31):
      https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/238291/sem26.pdf

      Reply
  17. Summer

    Hi! I am travelling to Cabo San Lucas late August early September this year (2017). Should I be worried about getting the zika virus. Is it still safe to go?

    Reply
  18. Mark Heppell

    Hey Rafael,
    My wife and I are staying at The Royale (Real Club) in Playa Del Carmen and she just got three mosquitoes bites and is quite afraid of getting Zika virus or pregnant and Zika. How many reports have been from this area?

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Mark,

      I hope you had had a wonderful time in Mexico, about your question, the information provided by the health secretary in Mexico is presented by state and not by each city.

      But the number of cases confirmed of Zika in Quintana Roo is very low (only six this year) you can check the information issued by the health secretary in the following link page 29 (information only available in Spanish)
      https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/240219/sem27.pdf

      Greeting from Mexico!

      Reply
  19. Maria Ramirez

    Hi, I will be traveling to Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara this upcoming Monday. Have there been any new concerning updates about Zika in these regions? Is there a link to the most updated report from the health secretary in Mexico? Thank you.

    Reply
  20. Patty

    Hi! My family and I will be traveling to Celaya the first week of September. As far as I can see on the link you’ve provided, it looks like there are no cases in Guanajuato. Is this correct? I could potentially be pregnant and obviously will take the necessary precautions but obviouslywould prefer if there were no cases!

    Reply
  21. Rosi

    Hi!!! I’m currently 18 weeks pregnant and family emergency came up. I need to travel to Santiago Maravatio, Guanajuato this upcoming saturday July 22. I wanted to know if I’m at risk for the zika virus? I don’t want to risk it and travel. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Rosi,

      Thanks for your comment, Rosi, according to the information issued by the Health Secretary in Mexico, There haven’t been any Zika cases in Guanajuato.

      You can check the complete report on the following link (information only available in Spanish). On page 29, you will find the confirmed cases per state: https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/240219/sem27.pdf

      Have a wonderful weekend.

      Reply
  22. Elizabeth

    have there been any confirmed cases of Zika in Cancun for 2017. I read the above report but it just states for the Yucatan as a whole. I am planning to travel this Sunday and am 3 months pregnant.

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Elizabeth,

      As we have mentioned in previous comments, the official information provided by the Health Secretary in Mexico is per state and not for each city. But as you can see in the reports, the numbers of cases reported in the whole state of Yucatan is very down.

      We hope you enjoy your stay in Mexico 🙂

      Reply
  23. KG

    Hello, my husband and I are planning on going to Puerto Penasco and staying in a really nice resort there the end of October and I will be around 15 weeks pregnant at the time. Have there been any cases of Zika in that area and are the resorts taking precautions to help keep the mosquitoes down? Thanks!

    Reply
  24. Beth

    Hi there,
    Planning a trip for a wedding at the end of January 2018 to Playa Del Carmen. My husband and I are planning to be pregnant with our next baby by then, is Playa Del Carmen a risky area for mosquitoes, is January a risky time for mosquitoes and is Zika transmission common in this area?
    Any response would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Beth,

      Thank you for your comment, about your concern the cases confirmed in Riviera Maya is going down below you will find the official report issued by the Health Secretary (page 31)
      https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/246471/sem30.pdf

      About your travel dates, during the winter the mosquitoes propagation is very low because of the rains are very sporadic and there are no mosquitos breeding sites.

      Greeting from Mexico

      Reply
  25. Andrew

    Hello,

    Traveling to Cozumel next week – Mid August. We will be staying by the beach. Is Cozumel pretty safe for Zika at this time? Again, we are worried about my wife and myself catching Zika as we want to have another child in a few months. We will be taking precautions 50% DEET staying away from the jungle/forest area and sticking to the beach. Any advice or info would be awesome!

    Thanks in advance,

    Andrew

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Andrew,

      We hope you enjoy your travel to Mexico and have a great experience in Cozumel.

      About your concern, the number of cases in Quintana Roo is going down and the health secretary is running different campaigns to reduce the mosquitos propagation.

      in the following link, there is an interesting info on how to avoid mosquito bites.
      https://www.cdc.gov/zika/pdfs/MosqPrevInUS.pdf

      Greeting from Mexico!

      Reply
  26. Alissa

    Hi, we’re planing on traveling to Puerto Vallarta in Oct. I looked at the weekly updates and I understand that in the document the number of Zika cases are reported by state, not city. Is there somewhere I can find the cases by city? Also, would you suggest contacting the resort to find out what mosquito prevention measures are being taken? Thank you.

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Alissa,

      As you might saw on the reports, the cases of Zika are going in all the states. Alissa, the health secretary only provide online the information by states, and information for each city is necessary to contact the local health secretary office (no all the office have people who speak English). We recommend you to contact your resort and asked if they receive some updates for the city or check what are the prevention measures they are taking for the guests.

      Have a wonderful week.

      Reply
  27. Metul

    I am pregnant and traveling to Riviera maya in Sept,17 – has there been any outbreaks of Zika here ? I’m a lil concerned. Thank you

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Metul,

      As we had mentioned in previous comments, the numbers of cases reported on the Riviera Maya has been decreasing. Even though we highly recommend you to follow our recommendation and use an insect repellent to avoid mosquitoes bites.

      We hope you enjoy your time and Mexico and have a wonderful vacation.

      Reply
  28. Jennifer

    We are planning a trip to Los Cabos in late December for New Years. I am of child bearing age and may be pregnant at that time. Is there any information on Zika for Baja California Dur? Also, what is the mosquito population for that time of year there?

    Reply
  29. Mari

    Hi, I’m 27 weeks pregnant and have a trip planned next week to Morelia, Michoacán. Little concerned about Zika. Any known cases there?? Thanks

    Reply
  30. Karen

    I am pregnant and am planning to travel to Monterrey in November. Are there any Zika cases in Monterrey?

    Reply
  31. Shally

    Hello,
    My family and I will be going to Puerto Vallarta on September 29th for a week and staying at the Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. How many cases of Zika have been reported in this area? And is it a very big concern at this time? We are planning on getting pregnant in the near future and would appreciate as much information as possible.

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Shally,

      We hope you enjoy a wonderful time in Mexico. About your concern, there are some cases reported in the whole state of Jalisco, not just in Puerto Vallarta.

      You can check the official report issued by the Health Secretary in Mexico https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/257051/Cuadro_Casos_ZIKA_y_Emb_sem_36_2017.pdf

      Shally, as you might know, during the rainy season the mosquitos are more frequent, but most of the hotels and the local health secretary are prepared to avoid the mosquito breeding sites and if you follow the recommendations mention on the blog, we are sure that you will have a wonderful in Puerto Vallarta.

      Regards.

      Reply
  32. Stephanie

    Hi. I am travelling to Mexico in just over a week for my wedding in Riviera maya. Quinta roo. I am hoping to get pregnant asap. Can you give me some information on zika in the area?

    Reply
  33. Tricia

    Hi we are traveling to Cancun next week and I am wondering about reported cases of Zika. I am currently not pregnant, but hope to be in the near future. Any info would be great. Thanks.

    Reply
      • Kitty

        Take a look at the number of people infected by province – reported as of Sept 18, 2017. (link below)
        While it seems to be decreasing in some areas, there is still Zika present! May not be a good idea to visit if you’re pregnant, unless absolutely necessary.
        The link below lists the # of confirmed cases by province. (If you’re traveling to Cancun for example, you’ll have to view stats for the whole province of Quintana Roo)
        Column 1 shows cases in 2015-2016, column 2 shows cases in 2017, column 3 shows the total for all of those years.
        Note: Page 1 appears to be general cases of Zika virus, whereas page 2 appears to refer only to cases in pregnant women.
        I also presume there are some cases that go undiagnosed/unreported…the virus supposedly doesn’t show symptoms in everyone infected.

        https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/258140/Cuadro_Casos_ZIKA_y_Emb_sem_37_2017.pdf

        Reply
        • Rafael Mendez

          Hello Kitty,

          Thanks for your comment and you’re right, the report only shows information by state or province (if the information is for each town and city the document will be too long) and as you can see in most of the states the numbers of cases confirmed are going down, this is basically because either the government, companies, and people are working together to eradicate the mosquitos breedings.

          In addition, last year the World Health Organization declared the Zika is no longer global health emergency so if you take normal precautions like using an insect repellent you reduce the risk of being biting by a mosquito.

          Have a wonderful day.

          Reply
  34. Lisa

    Hi, what is the state of Zika in Colima? I’m nervous that my husband is traveling there in early oct. while I’m pregnant. Should this be a concern? Thank you

    Reply
  35. Maria

    Hi, what is the state of Zika in playa Del Carmen? I am currently 5 months pregnant and had plans of traveling to playa Del Carmen to a
    resort in the next few weeks. Should this be a concern. Thank you

    Reply
  36. Layla

    Hi, I’m planning to go to Mexico City and Oaxaca for dia de los muertos and am 6 weeks pregnant. Should I be concerned? Thank you.

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Dear Layla,

      Thanks for reaching out to us and we hope you continue with your trip to Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is a gorgeous celebration that you cannot miss it. About your concern and the status of Zika in Mexico City and Oaxaca. Both destinations have just a few confirmed cases, bellow you will find the most updated report issued by the health secretary in Mexico
      https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/259586/Cuadro_Casos_ZIKA_y_Emb_SE38_2017.pdf

      We hope you enjoy your trip to Mexico and share with us some of the moments in this beautiful celebration 🙂

      Reply
  37. Nancy

    Hi there, I plan to travel to the Mayan riviera in November and I’ll be 12 weeks pregnant. Are there any cases specifically in the Mayan riviera?

    Reply
  38. Sabrina

    Hi,
    My husband and I are planning a honeymoon trip to playa del Carmen on November 7. I would like to get pregnant within the next year … is Zika a big concern? I read that there are not many mosquitos in November

    Reply
  39. sarah

    Hi,

    My husband and I traveled to Ixtapa last week from Malawi. We have been trying to get pregnant and we completely forgot about the Zika risk and now we are in complete panic. A Doctor from Ixtapa told us that the risk was minimal this year as there hasn’t been an outbreak and we cant get tested in our country.

    Do you you have any advice for us?

    Reply
  40. Rebecca

    Hi I am traveling to Riviera Maya in November this year and will be 20 weeks pregnant. Can you tell me the total number of Zika cases for the year reported in this area. Thank you

    Reply
  41. Rebecca

    Hello. We are potentially traveling to the Riviera Nayarit area in early December. I am pregnant. Can you please send me the most recent update you can provide in regards to the number of cases of Zika (or other illnesses I should be cautious of) so that we can look at the information? Thank you!

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Laura,

      Thanks for this report, it’s very interesting. About your concern, this report is about Dengue in Mexico and not about Zika that’s the reason of the difference.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Reply
  42. Rod

    Greetings,
    We are thinking of going to Los Cabos. Is Zika still there? Also, is there a better time of the year where mosquitos are less prevalent. I understand its better to travel there around April or May where mosquitos are minimal. Lastly, do moquitos tend to be less at the resorts that are on the ocean? Thank you for your help.
    Best regards,
    Rod

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Rod,

      Thanks for your comment and reaching out to us, about your doubts. On the whole state of Baja California Sur, there are just 5 confirmed cases of Zika. The mosquitos rates are less during the fall and winter due to the raining season has ended but as part of prevention to avoid the mosquitos propagation, most of the hotels go with the Health Secretary campaigns to eradicate the mosquitoes breeding.

      You can check the most updated report issued by the health secretary in the following link:
      https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/269877/Cuadro_Casos_ZIKA_y_Emb_sem_43_2017.pdf

      We hope you enjoy a wonderful stay in Los Cabos and share some of these moments with us 🙂 if there something else we can do please let us know 🙂

      Reply
  43. Blanca Flores

    Hello,

    I’m supposed to be going to Michoacan, MX in December for about 2 weeks and will be around 10 weeks pregnant. Are mosquitoes minimal at that time? Also is there anything else that I should be cautious of?

    Thank You!

    Reply
  44. Mito

    Hello,

    I appreciate your frequent responds to our concerns.
    We too wish to go to Cozumel in January and I was wondering about the situation and case numbers there. I could not find any recent information.
    Thanks in advance

    Reply
  45. Jordan

    Hello,

    We went to Peurtoa Vallarta, Mazatlan, and Cabo last week. We had a few bug bites. If bitten (we do not know by what), are we to assume we have Zika? The flyer from the trip said that symptoms would occur 12-15 days after infection, but various websites are saying 2-7 days.

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Jordan,

      Thanks for reaching out to us, about your doubts, not all the mosquitos transmit this virus but if you start feeling some symptoms we recommend you to visit your doctor and confirm if you got or not the virus.

      Have a wonderful week.

      Reply
  46. Anna

    The most recent PAHO report on Mexico says there have been 334 reported cases of pregnant women with Zika in Quintana Roo total from 2015-2017. How can that number be so drastically different from your source? So hard to make a decision when “reliable” sources contradict each other.

    Reply
  47. Jackie Gaudet

    Hi im going to the Rivera Mayan in January.. we also plan on going the Chechen itsa.. any zika i should be worried about.. i will be 7 months pregnant..

    Reply
  48. Robert Garvelink

    Considering a trip to Cancun in April with my kids. Are there alot of mosquitos that time of year and can you update us on confirmed cases of zika in cancun for 2017? Does it appear to be going down?

    Reply
  49. Courtney

    Hi!

    My husband and I are planning to go to Cancun, Mexico Jan 6th, 2018 however we are trying to get pregnant. What is the likelihood of getting Zika if we go?

    Reply
  50. Sam

    Hello, my husband just got back from Playa Del Carmen this past Sunday. He stayed at Paradisus Playa Del Carmen La Perla. He did not leave the resort but he did get one mosquito bite. He has not had any symptoms of zika, but what are the chances it is zika? We are ttc so I am just wondering if we really need to wait the 6 months now. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Sam,

      Thanks for your comment, about your concern, Quintana Roo is one of the states with less confirmed cases of Zika and the symptoms began a few days after you get the virus (between 2 or 12 days) but if your husband start feeling any symptoms we recommend to visit your doctor and discard that he got Zika.

      Have a lovely weekend

      Reply
  51. Robert Garvelink

    Hello,

    Can you tell us whats happening in the Cancun area and the reported cases for 2017? What are the trends and are there fewer cases of Zika than in 2016? Additionally, how many have been reported in the last month? We are considering a trip there in April and want to know if it is safe.

    Thanks,

    Reply
  52. Jennifer R

    Hello,

    I am currently 4 months pregnant and planning a family trip to Mexico City, Puebla, and Acapulco. Of course I have read the precautions for pregnant women and am in the process of making the personal decision about the risk of travel. What are the reported cases in those areas?

    Thank you

    Reply
    • Rafael Mendez

      Hello Jennifer,

      Thanks for your comment and reach out to us. there have been some confirmed cases of Zika un these areas, more in Puebla. you can see the official report from the Health Secretary in Mexico at the following link: https://www.gob.mx/cms/uploads/attachment/file/279196/Cuadro_Casos_ZIKA_y_Emb_sem_47_2017.pdf

      Jennifer, the numbers are showing for the whole state and no particular cities and it’s important to know that during the winter the mosquitos rate is significantly low because there are no frequently rains and the temperature is lower, so the mosquito cannot reproduce.

      We hope this information could be useful 🙂

      Reply
  53. maya regev

    Hi! I’m pregnant and thinking about travelling in Baja California Sur in January- February. do you know the risk for Zika virus in this area at this time of the year?
    thanks!
    Maya

    Reply

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