Location: Tijuana, Baja California
Event: Since August 2018 the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed multiple cases of antibiotic-resistant infections in U.S. patients following surgery at the Grand View Hospital in Tijuana. The most recent cases relate to surgeries performed in mid-January 2019. The U.S. Mission to Mexico has advised U.S. government employees to avoid seeking medical treatment at the Grand View Hospital until further notice. Refer to CDC’s Travelers’ Health Alert on Drug-Resistant Infections in Mexico for additional information and future updates.
Actions to Take:
- Review CDC’s Travelers’ Health Alert on Drug-Resistant Infections in Mexico.
- Review the general risks associated with medical tourism.
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444
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