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Mexico will ban the import of electronic cigarettes

By presidential decree, beginning Thursday, February 20, 2020, it will be prohibited to import electronic cigarettes to Mexico, declared as a needed health measure. The presidential decree was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation by which the importation of electronic cigarettes will be prohibited, as part of the actions of the Government of...
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PAHO opens Coronavirus diagnostic lab in Mexico

In Mexico, preventive measures against coronavirus have been maintained, and although they have promising news about possible cases since there have been no confirmed cases in Mexico. However, PAHO moved forward with opening a diagnostic lab for coronavirus, a disease that affects thousands of people in China. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the...
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Mexico records 149 deaths from influenza

Mexico has reported 3,279 positive cases of influenza, of which 149 people have died from the virus this season, according to the epidemiological report of week 6 of the Federal Ministry of Health. The entities with the highest number of deaths are Mexico City (18), Hidalgo (15), Jalisco (12), Veracruz (11) and San Luis Potosí...
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The arrival of coronavirus in Mexico is imminent

After the World Health Organization declared an international emergency for the coronavirus, authorities of the Ministry of Health (SSa) said that the arrival of the virus to Mexico is imminent. At a press conference together with Mexican Health authorities, Jean Marc Gabastou, WHO’s international health emergency advisor, said that after the international emergency declaration, China...
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Three new possible cases of coronavirus in Mexico

Although the possible case of coronavirus detected in Tamaulipas was negative for the new strain that emerged in China, the Ministry of Health (Ssa) reported that three other suspected cases are analyzed in Tepatitlán, Jalisco. In the first daily report on the evolution of this virus, the agency explained that the three suspected cases correspond...
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Mexico facing the possible epidemic: the government says “be prepared”

This Wednesday, the Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) warned that there is currently no coronavirus specialist in the country or anyone to study the virus directly and be familiar with the new coronavirus. The civil association said that, despite the importance of respiratory viruses, the groups in Mexico that are dedicated to their study are...
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In case of earthquake the emergency backpack can save your life

Macrosimulacro 2020, which will be held on January 20 at 11:00 AM in Mexico, intends to foster a culture of prevention to save lives and to speed up the reaction capacity during an earthquake. “The simulation has the objective that the population knows that it is facing an earthquake, and it is also a simulation...
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IMSS buys 20 ambulances to serve indigenous communities

With an investment of 26 million pesos, the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) gave the approval for 20 basic emergency ambulances that will benefit rural hospitals in 20 indigenous municipalities in 16 states of the country. The new units will benefit three million people in the villages of Chinanteco, Chol, Cora, Cuicateco, Huichol, Maya, Mazateco,...
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Health authorities in USA warn of Mexican facial cream containing mercury

The State Department of Health Services (DSHS) is alerting consumers after a case of mercury poisoning is linked to a cosmetic purchased in Mexico. A woman had to be hospitalized in Texas after a pharmacy in Mexico mixed a facial cream for her, apparently adding mercury to a branded product. Laboratory tests showed that the...
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Mexico will allocate 100 billion pesos to the purchase of medicines

Mexico’s President said that between $80 and $100 billion pesos will be allocated for the purchase of medicines, delivered free of charge to Mexicans and thereby guarantee the right to health. He said that with that amount, medications needed in Mexico will be available “as long as there is no corruption”, so he called on...
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