Posted by: Five Star Travel & Cruises | May 11, 2009


There has been an overwhelming amount of negative media coverage reported these past few weeks and its sad to say that the majority of reporting is considered to be a lot of hype and misinformation.

It is very important to understand the facts under these circumstances.

According to the Mexico Health Minister, Jose Angel Cordova, of the 159 deaths reported during the flu outbreak in the country, only 16 were confirmed to be associated with the swine flu.

– Only 10% of the number originally stated by the media

-Population of Mexico City: 26.7 million people

-Relative percentage of people infected in Mexico City: 5 ten millionths of one percent.

-The United States reports 38,000 deaths per year to the regular flu

-According to Quintana Roo State Secretary of Tourism, no fatal cases of influenza have been reported in the main tourism destinations: Cancun, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and Huatulco

CNN’s travel expert, Peter Greenberg states the H1N1 reporting has been blown out proportion and has created an unneccary “Abundance of Fear”.

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