A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Travel notice updated for chikungunya virus Centers for Disease Control offers advice as virus spreads

Travel notice updated for chikungunya virus

Centers for Disease Control offers advice as virus spreads

With the number of confirmed cases of the mosquito-spread virus chikungunya having risen to more than 7,000, a travel notice for Mexico has been updated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Those groups include people who suffer from arthritis or serious underlying medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes, those over 65, women in advanced pregnancy, long-term travelers and people who might find it hard to avoid mosquitoes because will spend a lot of time outdoors or staying in places without window screens or air conditioning.The CDC has identified several groups as high risk because they may be more likely to contract the disease or experience severe symptoms.
As Mexican health authorities have said, the only way to prevent chikungunya is to prevent mosquito bites by covering exposed skin and using a repellent, and by sleeping with a mosquito net or in rooms equipped with air conditioning or window screens.
Chikungunya can only be spread by mosquitoes. Symptoms can include fever and joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or a rash.
Outbreak News Today reports that 467 imported chikungunya cases have been reported in the U.S. this year, but no local transmission of the virus by mosquitoes. It also said there have been more than 162,000 cases in Central America this year.
Mexico News Daily
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