The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today suspended its warning against all non-essential travel to Mexico, first issued April 27 in response to widespread outbreaks of H1N1 "swine" flu.
The agency "downgraded" its advice to what it calls a Travel Health Precaution for travel to Mexico. CDC now recommends that travelers visiting Mexico take steps to protect themselves from getting the flu, and that persons at higher risk for complications from flu, such as children under 5 and the adults 65 and older, evaluate with their physicians the risks and benefits of travel to Mexico.
Just over 80 percent of special event professionals responding to an online poll two weeks ago from Special Events say the news about swine flu has had no impact on their planned events. Eleven percent say the news has led them to postpone or change a planned event, and 5 percent say the news has led them to cancel a planned event.
Photo of Independence Monument in Mexico City by iStockphoto.com/ © Andres Balcazar