Today's 'Lectronic Latitude
carries an item that is on point for this thread. From the item:
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"H1N1 (formerly Swine) Flu in Mexico
"May 1, 2009 – South of the Border
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to enlarge it.)
The new 20 peso note from Mexico
© 2009 Latitude 38 Publishing Co., Inc.
"The H1N1 flu — politically incorrectly referred to as the 'swine flu' — doesn't seem to be a problem for cruisers in Mexico
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To read the rest of the story, go to:
Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine
An interesting factoid in that piece is that it is possible cruisers may be denied entry to certain countries if there is a hysterical reaction in those countries to the fear on H1N1.
Can't happen, you say? Today in Hong Kong
, the first case of H1N1 was reported, and the Chinese authorities quarantined the entire hotel.
From the New York Times:
"HONG KONG — Swine flu
spread to Asia
on Friday, as Hong Kong
authorities announced the continent’s first case, a 25-year-old traveler who came from Mexico via Shanghai, and immediately quarantined an entire hotel
where the traveler had stayed on Thursday night."
To read the story, go to:
Edit: I see my friend Maren was adding to his post while I was composing mine . . . with this double recommendation, you might want to read the 'Lectronic Latitude