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Hepatitis A warning for visitors to Mexico

Tulum, Mexico.
Tulum, Mexico. Image by Jack at Wikipedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued an alert for visitors to parts of Mexico after a spike in the number of Hepatitis A cases to the region. Between mid-Feb and mid-March a couple of dozen people were diagnosed with the disease in the area around Tulum, a hugely popular destination on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, leading the CDC to advise tourists to get vaccinated against the liver-damaging infection. Officials also suggest taking extra care with food and drink. Read more: travelpulse.com