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Will Swine FLU affect future travel?

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21. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Here's a bizarre twist to the story: Canada farm worker 'infects pigs'

22. Posted by DanielC (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

even if you did catch the swine flu wherever you may travel it is highly unlikely that you would die from it. some 200+ deaths worldwide so far. yearly from the regular flu in the US alone 36000 people die a year... just in the US, and we have a vaccine. thats roughly 692 a week. and almost 100 daily every day for a year.

the point im getting at is that you have a higher chance to die of the regular flu than the swine flu, let alone actually getting the disease. 200+ deaths out of 6,500,000,000 people. i think we got nothing to worry about

23. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

I think the main worry is that it will mutate this coming winter and become more virulent.

24. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

There is a dozen different deadly diseases in Malawi (if not more) and dangerous bears and wolves in Transylvania. It didn't stop me going to either of them. Don't let the media put the world of travel into panic mode.

25. Posted by WebGuy (Full Member 106 posts) 7y

Well, so far it's turning out to be a pretty mild case of the Flu strain and it seems to be dieing down.
There's a possibility of a second Death, the first US Citizen, to die from the H1N1 Flu. It was posted at the Washington post, but I dont see any info at the WHO or the CDC.

Although the WHO did announce did say that there is "No rationale for travel restrictions"

WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the influenza A(H1N1) virus. Today, international travel moves rapidly, with large numbers of individuals visiting various parts of the world. Limiting travel and imposing travel restrictions would have very little effect on stopping the virus from spreading, but would be highly disruptive to the global community.

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/guidance/public_health/travel_advice/en/index.html

26. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting WebGuy

There's a possibility of a second Death, the first US Citizen, to die from the H1N1 Flu. It was posted at the Washington post, but I dont see any info at the WHO or the CDC.

Yes, I read about it on the BBC News site this morning. However, they mention that the woman had underlying health problems as well. It's mentioned about halfway down the page.

27. Posted by adriennef (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

HI

It's nearly 2 wks later than the most recent reply...
I have a condo in Puerto Vallarta & spent the winter there. A health-care worker/friend says there have been no cases of swine flu there or anywhere nearby, also none in Cabo San Lucas.
But - cruise ships aren't docking & the town is dead. Many shops will be put out of business. It's really a shame that the news media isn't reporting the whole story, just what will grab viewers. More people die of the flu every year than have been reported by this outbreak.
Sadly, not much happening now but do consider visiting Mexico another time!
Adrienne

28. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

It's a precaution for sure, but the media (as usual) are going out of their way to terrify everyone.
More people die of measles every day than this thing. I see no warning of that anywhere.
Carry on travelling.

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30. Posted by vickon (Budding Member 50 posts) 7y

I worry just for a simple reason. What if i get a cold and i have fever because of that, they will stop me at the airport and i ll loose my holidays for no reason... Anyway i ll take the risk

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2009, at 03:19 by vickon ]