- March 6, 2019

Wyoming Department of Health Warns Medical Tourists

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents about possibly increased infection risks linked to weight-loss surgeries at a Mexican hospital. The CDC notified the state department of health that approximately eight Wyoming residents recently had weight loss surgery at this facility through trips arranged by Weightlossagents.com, a medical travel company. Since October 2018 several cases of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections have been identified by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention among residents after surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, mostly at Grand View Hospital. The health department recommends anyone who had surgery at Grand View Hospital on or after August 1, 2018 to seek immediate medical attention if they experience any signs of infection such as fever, or redness, pus or swelling at their surgical incision site and to contact their healthcare provider or local public health office to get tested for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.