Swine Flu in Tulum and the Rivera Maya

The swine flu epidemic is taking over news stations all over the world. Here is Tulum and the Rivera Maya there are currently no cases. Everyone is taking precautions to make sure that everyone remains healthy.

Currently all of the schools in the entire country are closed until the 6th of May. They are closing the ruins at Tulum, Coba and Chichen Itza on the 29th of April. Xcaret and Xel-Ha will also most likely close.

If you feel sick and think that you might have caught swine flu... go to the hospital or clinic right away. There is a vaccine that can be given but it is most effective in the first 48 hours. It is very important that if you feel ill that you go to the clinic and not to work!!!

For the most accurate and up to date information visit the WHO website. This is the World Health Organization.

Here is their latest update as of 4:00 this agfternoon (4/28/09)

"Swine influenza - update 4
28 April 2009--The situation continues to evolve rapidly. As of 19:15 GMT, 28 April 2009, seven countries have officially reported cases of swine influenza A/H1N1 infection. The United States Government has reported 64 laboratory confirmed human cases, with no deaths. Mexico has reported 26 confirmed human cases of infection including seven deaths.

The following countries have reported laboratory confirmed cases with no deaths - Canada (6), New Zealand (3), the United Kingdom (2), Israel (2) and Spain (2).

Further information on the situation will be available on the WHO website on a regular basis.

WHO advises no restriction of regular travel or closure of borders. It is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel and for people developing symptoms following international travel to seek medical attention, in line with guidance from national authorities.

There is also no risk of infection from this virus from consumption of well-cooked pork and pork products. Individuals are advised to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water on a regular basis and should seek medical attention if they develop any symptoms of influenza-like illness."


Leslie Limon said...

Glad to hear that you and your family are safe from Swine Flu for the time being. Jalisco hasn't had any confirmed cases as of yet!

Refried Dreamer said...

hey girl... nope, officially no cases here in jalisco either.

I just read your post on my blog.... boo. my hubby will be in Merida.... but i'm not sure yet if I'll be there... since the kids will be in school the next day. I'm hoping that maybe my folks will come down and watch the kids so i can go too. I'll keep you informed. I'll def. take you up on that drink!!!

Paula said...

Honey, glad to hear there are no cases in your area..keep up on that hand washing! love you

cookingontheriver said...

My daughter and her boyfriend are in Tulum until May 4th on vacation so I'm glad to find this blog that says there is not flu there.

Anonymous said...

It's great to hear from some one actually in Tulum, about the situation there. If you have a chance to update with your perspective again, I would be grateful. I am hoping to still visit Tulum on 5/2.

Anonymous said...

My hubby and I are suppose to come down to Tulum through Cancun on May 6th for a family wedding. It will be our first vacations w/o our 3 children in seven years. Needless to say we are heartbroken about what is going on. What is your advice. Should we still fly into Mexico from the US? Please give an honest and unbiased opinion-if possible!

Anonymous said...

Hey there,I came across your blog and searching for swine flu cases in Tulum. we are coming over for ten days, we don't know anyone in Tulum but really felt that we could ask you honestly if there was any swine flu activity there, we are travelling with our teenagers ( 12 & 17) next week from the UK. you have a family and i feel your warmth and would really appreciate you r honest advice on coming over to Tulum next week.

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