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Coronavirus could hit Mexico’s high obesity, diabetes rates

The coronavirus pandemic could be especially deadly in Mexico because of the country’s high rates of obesity and diabetes, a coalition of consumer and health advocacy groups said Wednesday. The Alliance for Food Health said in a report that four of the first five coronavirus deaths in Mexico involved people with diabetes. Mexico has the...
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Mexican coronavirus tally rises to 118, one reported death

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Mexico rose on Wednesday to 118 from 93 a day earlier, the Mexican health ministry said. There are currently 315 suspected cases currently waiting test confirmations. “Of the cases, 59 percent have been male and 9 percent have required hospitalization, not necessarily because of presenting a serious illness,”...
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Inflatable hospital in Mexico will treat coronavirus infections if needed

Even as Mexico’s government insists there is nothing to see here in regards to the coronavirus COVID-19 in Mexico, the State of Hidalgo has installed an inflatable hospital in its capital in case it’s required in a possible national health emergency. The “construction” started on Saturday and will conclude in about 72 hours, according to...
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Researcher from UNAM predicts coronavirus outbreak in Mexico between March 20 – 30

The growing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections are causing fear globally, so several countries have implemented some measures to prevent the virus from spreading further; However, compared to other entities, Mexico remains in a very low range of people carrying the infection, possibly due to a lack of testing, although this situation could change in...
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The secret to Mexico’s low coronavirus numbers: Don’t test

The Mexican Health Ministry has confirmed that less than 300 people have been tested for the coronavirus since February 8, when the first case was announced. As of today, Mexico has only confirmed 8 cases of the pandemic. “I’m worried about the lack of diagnostic testing,” said Francisco Moreno, infectious disease specialist and head of...
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Fifth patient dies from contaminated medicine in Mexican hospital

The number of fatalities due to the error of the application of contaminated drugs in the Regional Hospital of Petróleos Mexicanos ( Pemex ) in Tabasco, increased to five due to medical negligence that was infected with four different types of bacteria that cause widespread failures in the body. The batch of contaminated drugs administered...
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Mexico confirms third case of Coronavirus

Health officials in Mexico confirmed the third case of Coronavirus in a man who had traveled with the other two men who were confirmed with the virus Friday morning. All three cases were imported and that there was so far no evidence of human-to-human transmission in the country. President Lopez Obrador urged the population to...
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First cases of Coronavirus in Mexico confirmed

Mexico’s government said on Friday it had detected the first cases of coronavirus infection in two men who had recently traveled to Italy, making the country the second in Latin America to register the fast-spreading virus. A 35-year-old man who showed positive in an initial test in Mexico City went through a second test that...
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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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