Doubling of hepatitis C infections in Mexico

Nationwide, the number of people infected with hepatitis C has doubled this year compared to last year. However, a marked increase in the state of Yucatán has created an outbreak situation (almost triple the number of cases compared to last year).

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Advice For Travellers

Although the risk of exposure to hepatitis C is low for the general traveller, exposure to contaminated needles and syringes increases the risk significantly. If medical care requires injectable medication, travellers should only seek care in clinics or hospitals where properly sterilized equipment and disposable syringes and needles are available.

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