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Cancun confirms two cases of Zika virus

Last updated on January 27, 2018

Cancun, Q.R. — Two confirmed cases of Zika virus have been reported in Cancun.

The State Health Secretariat (SESA) confirmed that two cases of Zika have been detected in Cancun. Both of those cases involve pregnant women who are from suburb areas of the city in the region of Manzana 510.

Juan Ortegón Pacheco, SESA head, says there are currently 37 pregnant women registered in the state with zika, 17 more than the week before.

He says, “The most important thing is that the community helps us eliminate all breeding sites by keeping roofs and yards clean and not littering in public, since this is our main focus on where the mosquitoes reproduce.”

A Cancun sanitary district manager, Jorge Gutiérrez Contreras, says that the seasonal rains have played an important part in the sudden emergence of the mosquitoes. He says that the city will continue the fight with fogging campaigns and larva control.


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