This committee focuses on the prevention and care for common Baja Sur ailments, the care of infirm and aging persons in our town, and preparation for death.
Are you aware of all that is required of you in the event you or a loved one passes away while here? There are many steps that must be taken, as well as the legal paperwork to have on hand. The whole process is complicated and must begin within an hour of death, no matter what time it occurs. It is something we all must be prepared for in order to avoid being blindsided by everything you are required to do, all while grieving.
In 2016, A.C.T.S. hosted a presentation for all who wished to be informed of the legal obligations and details involved regarding death and dying here in Mexico. Whether you are concerned about yourself, a loved one, or have a care giver living with you, it is absolutely necessary for all concerned to be informed and prepared.
For more information, visit U.S. Embassy in Mexico: Death of a U.S. Citizen
There are about 16 species of venomous rattlesnakes here in Baja. They are typically not aggressive unless cornered or surprised. While a snake bite almost never results in serious harm or death, it’s important to learn how to avoid them, and what to do if you do get bitten. Read. What to do if you are bitten by a rattlesnake.
Several thousand cases of Dengue Fever have been reported in Baja California Sur in the last decade. Most of the reported cases are in the highly populated areas of Los Cabos and La Paz. To learn more, read Dengue Fever – Symptoms and Prevention.
Rip currents are narrow channels of fast-moving water that pull swimmers away from the shore. They can occur at any beach with breaking waves, and are commonly found at beaches here in Baja. Before you get into the water, learn how to spot a rip current, and how to survive if you get caught in one.