Health & Beauty | April 2009
|Jalisco's Governor Orders Puerto Vallarta's Nightclubs Shut Down|
Ed Walsh - SF Gay Travel Examiner
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Jalisco's governor is ordering that Puerto Vallarta's night spots be shut down this week, according to an article in Guadalajara's English language paper, the Guadalajara Reporter (see article below).
The governor is concerned that students who have the time off because their classes have been suspended might make their way to the coast for an impromptu vacation. The concern is that crowded nightclubs could pose a risk of spreading the flu.
Meanwhile, 30 more people with flu-like symptoms will be tested for swine flu virus. So far there have been no confirmed cases of the flu in the Mexican state of Jalisco, which includes the resort town of Puerto Vallarta as well as the state capital, and Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara.
|Jalisco Tests 30 More for Swine Flu|
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Sunday, 26 April 2009
Specimens from another 30 patients in Jalisco with flu-like symptoms are being tested for swine influenza, Governor Emilio Gonzalez said at a press conference Sunday afternoon.
The governor said 11 of the patients are hospitalized, nine of them in the state-run Guadalajara Hospital Civil.
Gonzalez said it would be 12 hours before the results were known.
Earlier in the day, health officials said 18 people identified by screeners at the Guadalajara bus station suffering from flu-like symptoms had tested negative for the virus, which has killed at least 20 in Mexico.
Meanwhile, the governor ordered a week-long closure of all night spots in Puerto Vallarta based on concerns that students from universities that have suspended classes will head for the coast on their free days.
The Universidad de Guadalajara and the ITESO university have suspended all classes on Monday and Tuesday but Gonzalez said there was no need for the Jalisco Education Department (SEP) to follow suit at the state's primary and secondary schools.
"Without precise information, there's no need for panic or speculation," he said.
Ed Walsh is an Examiner from San Francisco. You can see Ed's articles on Ed's Home Page.
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