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Mexico taking Zika virus very seriously

The Jalisco Health Department (SSJ) will carry out a census of pregnant women in the state and provide follow-up services in the wake of the worldwide Zika virus alert.

The World Health Organization this week declared a “public health emergency of international concern” due to the suspected link of the Zika virus to a surge in serious birth defects in South America.

Mexico’s federal health authority (SSA) has confirmed 34 cases of the Zika virus in the country – one in the state of Jalisco.

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