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Deadly swine flu virus in Mexico

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#661 cougs


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    Posted 30 April 2009 - 10:58 PM

    WOOHOO TRACY! your peeps are troopers! have a most beautiful wedding and we'll be looking forward to your comments and pics!

    #662 Lexico

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      Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:11 PM

      Tracy, you go girl!! Have the wedding of your dreams, and don't let this get in your way!

      Can't wait to hear from you. Best wishes and Good Luck with everything!!


      #663 kimrae99

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        Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:36 PM

        Way to go Tracy!! That's awesome! I'm sure you'll have a blast. Best of luck to you!!!

        #664 drtracy

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          Posted 30 April 2009 - 11:42 PM

          Thanks ladies! Hope I didn't jinx myself.

          #665 ball4402

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            Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:09 AM

            FYI-my flight got canceled today to cancun. We were leaving on June 20 and they already have told us!!

            #666 Jacilynda

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              Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:14 AM

              was it just that flight or what? What airline? Does it have anything to do w/ the flu, or just their scheduling? Cause i know Delta is downgrading their number of flights from Salt Lake to Cancun and our flight in August was cancelled a month ago and now we have to go through Atlanta.

              #667 ball4402

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                Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:20 AM

                Air Mexico! It was canceled because of the Flu...

                Its been really hard to find other air!

                #668 Gail

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                  Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:24 AM

                  usa3000 is apple vacations charter and they are cancelling flights also- they will only fly if full. So as people cancel they cancel charter- so guests will have to find scheduled air. RIGHT 39 guests... impossible to stay on same time schedule and cost of last minute air is high.

                  DOES IT EVER END

                  I had some hope this morning and was staying positive and wrote all guests this e mail, but now?

                  Dear friends & family,

                  Hello! First off, we are very excited about our upcoming wedding! However, we do want to address the "elephant in the room" - the "Swine Flu" which has unfortunately hit Mexico City. We want you all to know that we are on alert and are watching the situation closely. As you know, the U.S. media has a tendency to sensationalize these things.

                  So after many hours of frantic research, phone calls, and some serious soul searching... We have decided that we do not want to move the location of the wedding unless it is absolutely necessary. We still have a little more than 5 weeks, and we are praying that all of this swine flu stuff passes over. What we want for our wedding is to relax with you all in Sunny Mexico. If the situation does not get better, we may have to consider a different location. This is not the outcome that we want, but we are aware that the decision may not be up to us.

                  The situation in Mexico seems to change each hour.

                  As of right now there is NOT a travel ban to Mexico. A fellow "Destination Wedding bride" personally contacted the CDC and this is what she had to say:

                  "Greetings All!

                  I wanted to let all of you know that I just got off the phone with the CDC. I wanted them to clarify "non-essential travel" as it pertains to our situation. As of now they would NOT recommending that we cancel wedding plans as we have invested a lot of time and money in planning (therefore it is essential to us). I do understand that many of you have families that are your number one priority. Please know that we are monitoring this very closely. I will call the CDC back in a few days and will give you an update"

                  Please understand that this is just another strain of the flu. Every year 300,000-500,000 people world wide die annually from the "regular flu". Mexico City is not very clean (for the most part) and is the 2nd largest city in the world with 22 MILLION people! It is of course sad that some fatalities have occurred, however 150 out of 22,000,000 is not to be unexpected from a flu outbreak like this (in other words, it is not out of the norm).

                  Here is a good article from CNN: Regular flu has killed thousands since January - CNN.com

                  Every single person outside of Mexico has survived this flu and in fact has only reported MILD strains. They are not sure why it hit Mexico City so hard, but that is currently under investigation. Cancun is about a 30 hour driving trip to Mexico City. I checked with the resort on yesterday and business is running as normal. It is reported that even in Mexico City, the flu is beginning to level out. Our contact in Mexico City states that they will re-open schools and other public places on May 6th.

                  ** So, all in all - as long as there is not a travel ban imposed on Mexico, and the situation doesn't worsen or spead to the Riviera Maya area-we plan on going! **

                  And as always, CNN is a great source for news. Please try and stay away from channels like FOX, etc. - they really feed off of sensationalizing these kinds of things.

                  A lot can and is expected to happen in the next 5 weeks. We of course have all of you in our thoughts and in the end it is your decision. We will continue to keep ourselves educated and updated on the situation, and hope you will do the same. If you choose to cancel we understand, but at this stage feel it's premature.


                  ***There are 2 anti-viral medications which have proven very effective in treating this strain of the flu: those are 1) Tamiflu and 2) Relenza***
                  These MAY BE TAKEN AS EFFECTIVE PREVENTATIVE MEASURES if you are concerned! Just go to your doctor and tell them you are visiting Mexico and request a prescription. And hey - we don't mind if you want to wear masks - would make for some interesting photo ops!

                  We hope to have alleviated some of your fears, and let you know that we are thinking about everyone. We do not feel at this time that there is need for worry. Remember: "Fear" can be the worst 4 letter word out there!

                  Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Mexico!!!

                  Love Cary and Gail
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                  #669 JaimeLynne

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                    Posted 01 May 2009 - 12:26 AM

                    Originally Posted by BBtoB
                    I love your t-shirt! It made me lol! I think it is great!!!You should find a little pig with wings...ok, maybe that is too much...I just have this visual and it is cracking me up!
                    hehe, glad it made ya laugh! I think the pig with wings is a great touch! :)

                    Originally Posted by ball4402
                    Air Mexico! It was canceled because of the Flu...

                    Its been really hard to find other air!
                    Wow, I find that pretty surprising... I'm sorry!

                    FYI Andi reported on FB that she and DH are having SUCH a great time in PV that they've decided to stay another day! They figure they're safer there than at home in CO., which I totally agree with! Extended honeymoon - fun!

                    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
                    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

                    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

                    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!

                    #670 cougs


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                      Posted 01 May 2009 - 01:15 AM

                      i'm thinking if we can actually go thru with our cancun wedding, a "pig roast" is in order for the AHR!

                      take that, you swine!!

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