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Deadly swine flu virus in Mexico

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#711 drtracy

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    Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:37 PM

    Originally Posted by Ayita
    Hello everyone !

    I'm currently in Playa del Carmen and it is soo nice here. Although archeological sites have closed, restaurants bars and clubs are open. Also there are less people than usual, making it real cool.

    There are still no reported cases of flu on the Riviera Maya. The only noticeable signs is a few people here and there wearing masks, and the pharmacies being out of masks and hand sanitizer.

    I honestly feel safer here than in Houston, where a kid died from the flu and did go to a big mall while sick... Think about it : Cancun is farther away from Mexico City than Houston is (807 miles versus 749) !! And I don't think the border will be an efficient barried, even if the flu has no visa to enter. And there are 49 cases in NYC - none here - why would it be safer to fly to NYC than to Cancun ?

    I also still don't think it's a big issue, because people that die actually remainined unattended during a long period of time (the first woman was treated for throat infection, then pneumonia before they detected the flu ; same for the kid) and don't necessarily contaminate their relatives.

    I also notice that people that gety sick on flights are only a few. i.e., it's not the whole flight that get sick but only a handful. So is it that contagious ?

    Also, the death toll does not increase.

    Anyway, I'm here getting married tomorrow. 10 of my guests cancelled so we will be around 25. My family is there (and my bro will get quarantined when going back to Singapore) ; DH family is there ; and a few friends (I'm missing two in my party and DH 1).

    We still plan to have a good time !

    And on return I will be working from home for 72 hours - sounds like extra vacation to me !
    Yay! Have a great time! Woot!

    #712 bridetobe959

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      Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:44 PM

      In a effort to try and keep us laughing through this crappy situation I thought you gals might enjoy this.

      Hot Guys In Flu Masks

      #713 latown9958

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        Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:50 PM

        bridetobe959 where at in Cabo are you getting married? We have the same wedding date! Ours will be at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach - I CAN NOT WAIT!

        #714 bridetobe959

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          Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:53 PM

          Originally Posted by latown9958
          bridetobe959 where at in Cabo are you getting married? We have the same wedding date! Ours will be at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach - I CAN NOT WAIT!
          yay date twins!We will be at the hotel finisterra and we are so excited too! I can almost taste the margaritas!

          #715 agirolamo

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            Posted 01 May 2009 - 02:59 PM

            I hear ya. I dont think there is anything to worry about. People die from Viral infrections all the time. Just because its situated in a different country, all hell breaks loose. Your on a resort...just wash those hands.
            It makes me feel alot better, Im not the only one who's freaking out, and my wedding isnt until the beginning of 2011. I guess the guests would just have to get over it. (lol)
            Your wedding will be a trip of a life time....
            ENJOY every minute of it!!

            #716 cougs


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              Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:20 PM

              yay ayita! have the most beautiful, amazing wedding ever!

              my MOH just sent me an email with the subject line:

              #717 nathanielthompsonphoto

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                Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:32 PM

                I just wanted to say how sad I am for those of you who've had to cancel/postpone your wedding. i feel awful for you. I leave for Cancun tomorrow to shoot a wedding on Monday at the Dreams resort. The bride has been in tears through this all as she's had many people cancel on them. But, they've decided to forge ahead, to not be scared themselves. They've been down there for 2 days now, and told me that everything is normal - and you wouldn't know about the flu if didn't already know. I'm actually really excited for the wedding! I wish I was down there now! The only downer about it is the regrets the guests who chose not to come will one day have, and the sadness the couple will have about not being with some of the most important people in their lives at a time of celebration.

                I'll be sure to report about the situation when I get back - I'll actually try to report while I'm down there. I may not sign up for Internet in my room, but I can always BDW it from my iphone

                #718 Carolyn

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                  Posted 01 May 2009 - 03:39 PM

                  Thank you Jaimelynne.

                  #719 Adlergray

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                    Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:40 PM

                    SO my FI and I both talked to our doctors today both of which flipped out on us for even thinking about going.Which is really surprising because my FI dr is a really mellow guy. So we have canceled our Site visit

                    #720 JaimeLynne

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                      Posted 01 May 2009 - 04:44 PM

                      awww, Jillian - I am sorry!

                      I go to see my (new) doc on Monday. I'm hoping he won't freak out on me! Fingers are crossed!!!

                      ~ 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!

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