H1N1 Influenza Updates

By John Mitchell

In response to the World Health Organization recently raising the H1N1 influenza virus or “swine flu” alert from level 5 to level 6 (pandemic status), the Mexico Tourism Board has posted comprehensive updates on its website. In addition to information about what the Mexican government is doing to curb the spread of the disease, there are links to frequently asked questions about H1N1 and to travel tips. Currently there are no travel restrictions in effect on Mexico, and the flu situation is under control according to Mexico’s Minister of Health.

There will be a conference about the HiN1 virus in Cancun from July 1-3, 2009, which will be attended by representatives from over 40 nations. Directors of the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization will also be present.