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Deadly swine flu virus in Mexico

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#231 MarieSam

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    Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:33 AM

    Originally Posted by sgbrown
    Are you sure that people from the UK are being banned from boarding planes or is your travel agent simply not booking flights right now? One of my bridesmaids is from London...

    We're supposed to be taking our honeymoon in Europe starting May 11th. I hope we'll be able to enter the various countries in Europe after having been in Mexico.

    I think I'm going to take a personal day at work. I can't concentrate and now I'm spontaneously bursting into tears.

    Sigh... this isn't the way I though I'd feel a week before my wedding.

    The Thomson Holidays travel agency is canceling flights/trips to Mexico at least for today only, and I read that other travel agencies will be following suit. Future dates will be determined. Here's a link to the agency's press release regarding this decision:

    Thomson Holidays - Travel Information and News

    Did your BM book through this agency? If not, I think she'll be ok. I'm so sorry hon, I think taking a day off is a good idea. This is such a tough time for all us Mexico brides Unfortunately, I think the news and numbers will all get worse before the situation gets better, only because now all countries are on high alert and will be implementing testing. The good side is that there are no fatalities outside of Mexico City thus far.

    They say the next 7 days are critical to really assessing the situation ~ I am hoping and praying we will see a light at the end of that tunnel.

    #232 tylersgirl

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      Posted 28 April 2009 - 07:58 AM


      MarieSam-You are right about just staying positive. That's all us Mexico brides can do! You always have such good advice.

      Jacilynda-yes, people have cancelled already on me I expected it. I guess I thought I was in the clear since we have 3 more months. I think our plan B will just be the courthouse since we were already doing that and we are having a big AHR.

      I feel for everyone here. I am sending prayers and thoughts to you. *hugs*

      #233 yamille

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        Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:02 AM

        Tylersgirl- people cancelled on yours that is in August?? No way. I'm so sorry. ugh.

        *no more swine flu.*

        #234 Hartyt509

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          Posted 28 April 2009 - 08:07 AM

          Yep the Foreign Office has banned travel to Mexico unless its urgent!

          My holiday isn't through Thomsons but my flight is and at the min i'm waiting to hear if it's cancelled or not. I know Monarch airlines have cancelled all flights up until the 8th and Thomas Cook up until the 5th.

          I can't get any sense out of my TA about it and that is giving me NO time to re-arrange anything for 9 people. I can't change the date as FI has special persmission from the army to be off at this time and straight after we get back he is going to Afghanistan!!

          I swear i'm going to the registry office and having a bag of chips after!!

          I'm keeping an eye on it but my insurance company told me at the min they won't cover us if we fly and its in May or June! Great I leave on the 11th oh and they won't refund the deposit for the wedding!!

          #235 sunset78

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            Posted 28 April 2009 - 09:21 AM

            Canada has issued an warning against travel to Mexico, travel only if absolutely neccessary.

            Canadian health officials warn against travel to Mexico

            #236 Soon To Be Mrs. Gomez

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              Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:01 AM

              Alaska air is still flying to mexico from LAX but I will check daily because I'm super nervous.

              #237 Andi


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                Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:06 AM

                Hey guys, my thoughts and well wishes for great weddings are with you all! I know that DH and I are in a bit of a different situation because we are now the only ones here in PV (our last few guests are leaving today on the flights they were scheduled to originally leave on). So we have already had our wedding and are now just here in Mexico on our honeymoon. I can't imagine being at home days before leaving with all of our guests and this be happening. Although, when we arrived a week ago...it was already happening, granted i realized it has gotten much worse in mexico city. anyway...everything is fine at the resorts!!!! DH and I haven't left our resort yet but that is because we are having too much fun relaxing here!

                I can report though, that at the airports some, SOME people are wearing masks...at least that iswhat my parents reported back to us yesterday

                Originally Posted by SunBride
                Honestly, maybe I am sounding naive and insensitive but if it was me I would put a mask on for the flight and I'd be there in a second! I mean really, it's a flu, not a nuclear attack. I'm sure way less than 1% of the population will end up contracting it. And 99% of those who contract it will probably just be sick for a few days and then be fine. It would not stop me from attending somebody else's wedding. I think only people with weak immune systems (children, seniors, anyone who already has pre-existing medical conditions) should be concerned.

                Perhaps I am being naive but that is my opinion.
                Sunbride, honestly I couldn't agree with you more!!!! I might be naive too but we are in PV now and have not seen anything nor do DH and I feel unsafe at all... the media has literally scared a lot of people away so our resort is practically empty

                Originally Posted by droland03
                Hello PV Brides,

                Is anyone concerned about traveling to Mexico due to the swine flu outbreak? My wedding is in PV on June 1, 2009 and we are all becoming concerned even though there have been no reported cases in PV yet. My fingers are crossed that this does not affect my wedding in anyway....
                nope, wait and see what happens in the next few weeks, i am sure a lot will change between now and then. it could get worse but my guess this is going to die down.

                Originally Posted by Bianca
                I think I am pretty a lone on this... but here I go. We have about 3 weeks til we leave for Mexico, so I feel that I have time before I need to worry. I am not stressing about this (maybe I should be). I think its too soon to worry about what could happen in the next 3 weeks. I really do feel like things will be better by then. But I guess thats it... I am just going to wait it out and see what happens.
                what a great attitude!!!!!!! I would be trying to stay positive too...I am crossing my fingers that everything will work out fine for all!

                Originally Posted by Sandra&Mario
                Everyone has to remain positive and still move forward with their wedding plans! Things like this happen all the time...the media creates such a frenzy that it makes all our heads spin! The reality is that it's concentrated in Mexico City, it's treatable, and their well on their way to taking care of everything. So, all you brides...everything will be just fine! Whether your wedding is planned for Mexico, Hawaii, Japan, Australia, the moon, it doesn't matter...these things can happen anywhere, at any time...keep your immune system strong by eating healthy, exercising,getting enough sleep, and most importantly not stressing out. Good luck ladies :)
                Agreed!!!!!!!!!!!! it is concentrated in mexico city, far away from the resort beach towns...

                oh PV brides, read this....since we are here in PV now we are trying to stay as updated as possible just in case
                Puerto Vallarta/Jalisco Swine Flu Updates

                So nightclubs and discos are closed as a precaution but there are still NO confirmed cases in Jalisco!

                #238 Vallarta_2009

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                  Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:17 AM

                  My advice would be to keep planning, keep your guests informed and don't let panic set in.

                  There are several factors here that need to be realized before going into a full blown panic about the possbility of a global pandemic. First, the media doesn't always get it right and sometimes causes even more panic in an attempt to provide the facts. Second, its too early to tell what kind of flu virus this really is. Many health professionals are saying it could be very much like a seasonal flu but more analysis is needed before making that decision.
                  And finally, the mexican health care system is not like the ones in Canada, europe and the states. They don't have the ability to track and monitor all cases appropriately so the statistics just aren't there to say this perticular flu has a 10% death rate. It's actually probably closer to .001%.

                  Keep positive ladies!

                  #239 sgbrown

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                    Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:23 AM

                    Hi ladies,

                    First, thanks for all the support. It really helps to know I'm not the only one in this situation.

                    I've been speaking with my travel agent this morning and it looks like she's going to try and re-route our group to another resort in either the Dominican, Cuba, Jamaica, wherever! I really don't want to move out of Mexico, but it looks like MANY of our guests will cancel if we don't. In fact, we've had about 12 already cancel. Although I don't share their fears about contracting the flu, I am sensitive to the fact that its their health and their decision.

                    At the end of the day, I want to enjoy my wedding experience and if moving away from Mexico helps, then I'm all for it. I'll keep you guys posted on any developments...

                    #240 HotTamale

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                      Posted 28 April 2009 - 10:55 AM

                      I am getting sick to my stomach over all of this - I'm so thankful for this forum or I would lose my mind....Dios Mio!!!!!

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