Lonely Planet Writer

Mexico releases Zika cases map to reassure travellers

In an effort to calm fears about the Zika virus, Mexican tourism officials have released a map showing how few cases of the disease there are in the country and how far away from the most popular resorts those cases are.

Mexico moves to calm Zika virus fears.
Mexico moves to calm Zika virus fears. Image by Esparta Palma / CC BY 2.0

The map is a response to another map published by the USA’s Center for Disease Control which showed entire countries as being affected by the virus which is thought to harm unborn babies. Mexican authorities wanted to show that only isolated pockets of the country have seen small-scale outbreaks and that main tourist areas like Baja California, San Miguel de Allende and Cancún have so far been virus free. Read more: travelweekly.com