CDC Suspends Mexico Travel Warning

Is it just me, or does it seem like as quickly as swine flu caused a media frenzy, it disappeared? Not to make light of the situation, as it's definitely still a concern (an assistant principal in NYC died from complications over the weekend), but the constant updates, endless news reports, and overall panic seems to have subsided.

One of the biggest indicators of this is the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's recent suspension of its warning against all non-essential travel to Mexico. This warning was originally issued April 27 in response to the H1N1 "swine" flu outbreak.

The CDC is now recommending that travelers visiting Mexico take steps to protect themselves from getting the flu. Also, high-risk travelers, including children under 5 and the elderly, should talk to their doctors before traveling to Mexico.

Back at its height, meeting planners seemed pretty unaffected by the swine flu in regards to their events. The CDC's suspension of the warning (though certainly not as publicized as the announcement of the warning) will likely only lessen any impact.

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