Dear Missionary parents,
There has been a lot in the news about Zika Fever. Right now the only cases reported to our medical adviser are in the far south of Mexico in the state of Chiapas. Zika Fever is carried by the same mosquito that is responsible for Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. We have had several cases of these last two conditions. Our current plan, supported by our medical advisor, is two-fold. All of the missionaries in our mission have available to them Permethrin. This is a chemical sprayed on their clothing that repels mosquitoes. They are also supposed to spray this on sheets, pillow cases and window screens. We also encourage our missionaries to wear insect repellent. This is their responsibility and any encouragement from home to do this regularly would be appreciated.
Elder Gregory Stevens y Hermana Peggy Stevens
Asesores médicos del Area México
Also, this past week during our 9 zone conferences, all missionaries, with the exception of our newest group, received a flu shot.
Thank you for your love and support,