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Swine Flu and Travel Restrictions

Will the Swine Flu Affect Your Travel Plans?

Swine flu is continuing to spread to numerous healthy people, as over 100 cases have been reported now in 11 US states. Sadly, the swine flu has also recently claimed the life of a 23-month-old Mexican boy seeking treatment in Texas. Canada, Austria, New Zealand, Israel, Britain, and Germany have also reported cases of swine flu sickness. In Mexico, 159 people have died and more than 1,300 are being tested for the infection. In Spain, a woman who hasn't traveled to Mexico has come down with the swine flu.

This is extremely serious, as the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic alert for swine flu to phase 5 (phase 6 is the highest level). Officials from the US, Japan, Britain, France, Canada, Israel, Australia, and other countries are discouraging nonessential travel to Mexico. Even Cuba and Argentina have suspended flights to and from Mexico, so with these recent travel restrictions . . .


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