Dengue Fever Takes a Toll on a Young Life in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen grapples with tragedy as a 14-year-old succumbs to severe dengue fever. The city successfully weathers the hurricane season, but faces diplomatic tensions over US mining closures.

Dengue Fever Takes a Toll on a Young Life in Playa del Carmen
Solidaridad Animal Sanctuary's ecological pet cemetery, where furry friends find a green farewell.

Tragedy struck the Colosio neighborhood as a 14-year-old boy succumbed to respiratory failure, displaying symptoms consistent with severe dengue fever. Unfortunately, delayed action for the parents hindered timely intervention. The local authorities stress the importance of recognizing the signs, refraining from self-medication, and seeking immediate medical attention, especially in cases involving bleeding. Carlos Contreras Mejorada warns of a surge in suspected dengue cases following recent heavy rainfall, emphasizing the need for vigilance and preventive measures.

Smooth Sailing Through Hurricane Season in Solidaridad

Playa del Carmen successfully navigated this year's hurricane season with minimal disruption, despite the presence of Hurricane “Idania” in the northwest Caribbean. The Municipal Government, under the direction of Mayor Roxana Lili Campos Miranda, took proactive measures to ensure public safety. Jorge Vázquez Oropeza, Secretary of Civil Protection, highlights the establishment of 45 shelters anticipating potential emergencies, reflecting the city's commitment to safeguarding its residents.