Swine flu incidents on Google Maps

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    For those of you interested in following the progress of Swine flu incidents, Google Maps provides a great way to view the different reports by geography. You can check out the updated map here.

    When you land on the page, be sure to zoom out in order to see the view that you see in the above screen shot I took. You can click on any of the markers and see the related story.

    From the map so far, it looks like all Swine flu outbreaks along the Baja peninsula is in Baja California Norte, not in Baja California Sur where Loreto is located. There are two “suspected” incidents reported so far in Santa Clara County, California.

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    • Loni Kao Stark

      From Lynn H. in Loreto:<br />
      <br />
      All schools have been closed…..public, private, University, etc. until May 6th. Federal mandate because of the Swine Flu. From what I have been told, no cases have been officially reported in the Baja.

    • From Lynn H. in Loreto:

      All schools have been closed…..public, private, University, etc. until May 6th. Federal mandate because of the Swine Flu. From what I have been told, no cases have been officially reported in the Baja.

    • From Lynn H. in Loreto:

      All schools have been closed…..public, private, University, etc. until May 6th. Federal mandate because of the Swine Flu. From what I have been told, no cases have been officially reported in the Baja.

    • Loni Kao Stark

      No influenza reported in Baja California Sur<br />
      by Customer Service, Loreto Bay Company<br />
      <br />
      <br />
      The Secretary of Health Department of Baja California Sur., Francisco Cardoza Mac&iacute;as, announced today in a press conference that there is no swine flu in the State, until April 28. He explained that the persons that have been hospitalized for flu symptoms are being analyzed, and the samples are being sent to laboratories in Mexico City. At the same time, the Health Department of the State has increased precautionary measures on Highway 1, airports, and seaports.<br />
      <br />
      According to official information of the State Government of Baja California Sur., there has not been any reported cases of swine flu (Influenza) from Los Cabos to Guerrero Negro, state limit of Baja California Sur. However, all scholar activities have been cancelled until May 6, following the national measure taken by the Mexican Government. <br />
      If there&rsquo;s any new information, we will keep you updated.<br />
      <br />
      According to information published on Tuesday April 28, the State of Baja California (from Guerrero Negro to Tijuana) has reported tow deceases. These two cases have not been confirmed as swine flu; 378 persons are been analyzed in order to know if they are infected with swine flu.

    • Loni Kao Stark

      Warden Message<br />
      <br />
      Flu Outbreak in Mexico<br />
      April 28, 2009<br />
      <br />
      Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico &ndash; Center for Disease Control Issues Travel Notice for Mexico; All Schools Closed and Nonessential Consular and Visa Services in Mexico Suspended until May 6<br />
      <br />
      The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended on April 27, 2009 that U.S. citizens defer all nonessential travel to Mexico because of the outbreak of H1N1 &quot;swine&quot; influenza. The CDC Travel Notice which advises U.S. citizens of the health risks that may be involved with travel to Mexico and provides a list of precautions travelers and U.S. citizen residents in Mexico can take to reduce their risk of infection can be found at the CDC website at <a href="http://www.cdc.&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.cdc.</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.cdc.</a></a&gt; gov/travel/ contentSwineFluM exico.aspx. The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert that can be found at http://travel. state.gov.<br />
      <br />
      On April 27, the Government of Mexico announced that as a precautionary measure, all schools throughout the country from kindergarten through university level will remain closed until May 6. All government-sponsore d events involving large crowds in Mexico City have also been canceled, and museums and most tourist attractions are closed.<br />
      <br />
      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. Consulates throughout the country have suspended all non-essential services to the public until May 6. Consular services for U.S. citizens will be limited to emergency assistance and to citizenship applications (passports and consular reports of birth abroad, or CRBA). Notarial and other routine services will not be available; anyone with passport or CRBA appointments is encouraged but not required to reschedule to a later date. Additionally, Federal Benefits Units are requesting all persons to postpone interviews on Social Security claims. The Consular Agency in Cabo San Lucas will remain open for emergency services only. The Consulate will monitor this situation continuously during the week and advise before May 6 if this suspension needs to be extended.<br />
      <br />
      Consulate General Tijuana's visa unit has suspended all nonimmigrant visa appointments until May 6. The Consulate will reschedule all nonimmigrant visa appointments which have been made between April 27 and May 5. Our scheduling center will call or e-mail applicants to reschedule appointments. Alternatively, applicants may re-schedule visa appointments without being charged by calling 01-800-719-2525. If there is an emergency visa issue please email TijuanaInfo@ state.gov. If visa operations need to be suspended beyond May 6, we will inform the public as soon as possible.<br />
      <br />
      A separate notice about immigrant visa appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will be issued on April 28, 2009.<br />
      <br />
      The Benjamin Franklin Library will be closed to the public.<br />
      <br />
      The Consulate reminds U.S. citizens in Mexico that most cases of influenza are not &quot;swine flu&quot;; any specific questions or concerns about flu or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional. Medical authorities urge people to avoid hospitals and clinics unless they have a medical emergency, since hospitals are centers of infection; instead, those with health concerns are encouraged to stay home and call their physicians to avoid potential exposure. Although the Consulate cannot give medical advice or provide medical services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on our website at the following links: http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/phys_ and_dentist_ acs.html http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/hospital_ list_acs. html<br />
      For additional information, please consult the State Department's website at <a href="http://www.travel.state.&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.travel.state.</a>&quot; target="_blank">www.travel.state.</a></a> gov, the CDC website at <a href="http://www.cdc.gov,&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.cdc.gov,</a>&quot; target="_blank">www.cdc.gov,</a></a> or the website of the World Health Organization at <a href="http://www.who.int.&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.who.int.</a>&quot; target="_blank">www.who.int.</a></a> The U.S.-based call center for U.S. citizens can be reached from 8:00 am &ndash; 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, M-F, at 1-888-407-4747, or if calling from outside the U.S., at (202)-501-4444. The U.S. Embassy will post additional information as it becomes available at: http://mexico. usembassy. gov, as will Consulate General Tijuana at http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov.<br />
      <br />
      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana<br />
      American Citizen Services<br />
      Tapachula #96<br />
      Colonia Hipodromo, 22420<br />
      Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico<br />
      <br />
      Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.<br />
      For after-hours emergencies only: From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154, From the U.S., dial (619) 692-2154.<br />
      <br />
      Submitted by: Patty Ferrentino, Loreto's Warden

    • No influenza reported in Baja California Sur
      by Customer Service, Loreto Bay Company

      The Secretary of Health Department of Baja California Sur., Francisco Cardoza Macías, announced today in a press conference that there is no swine flu in the State, until April 28. He explained that the persons that have been hospitalized for flu symptoms are being analyzed, and the samples are being sent to laboratories in Mexico City. At the same time, the Health Department of the State has increased precautionary measures on Highway 1, airports, and seaports.

      According to official information of the State Government of Baja California Sur., there has not been any reported cases of swine flu (Influenza) from Los Cabos to Guerrero Negro, state limit of Baja California Sur. However, all scholar activities have been cancelled until May 6, following the national measure taken by the Mexican Government.
      If there’s any new information, we will keep you updated.

      According to information published on Tuesday April 28, the State of Baja California (from Guerrero Negro to Tijuana) has reported tow deceases. These two cases have not been confirmed as swine flu; 378 persons are been analyzed in order to know if they are infected with swine flu.

    • No influenza reported in Baja California Sur
      by Customer Service, Loreto Bay Company

      The Secretary of Health Department of Baja California Sur., Francisco Cardoza Macías, announced today in a press conference that there is no swine flu in the State, until April 28. He explained that the persons that have been hospitalized for flu symptoms are being analyzed, and the samples are being sent to laboratories in Mexico City. At the same time, the Health Department of the State has increased precautionary measures on Highway 1, airports, and seaports.

      According to official information of the State Government of Baja California Sur., there has not been any reported cases of swine flu (Influenza) from Los Cabos to Guerrero Negro, state limit of Baja California Sur. However, all scholar activities have been cancelled until May 6, following the national measure taken by the Mexican Government.
      If there’s any new information, we will keep you updated.

      According to information published on Tuesday April 28, the State of Baja California (from Guerrero Negro to Tijuana) has reported tow deceases. These two cases have not been confirmed as swine flu; 378 persons are been analyzed in order to know if they are infected with swine flu.

    • Warden Message

      Flu Outbreak in Mexico
      April 28, 2009

      Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico – Center for Disease Control Issues Travel Notice for Mexico; All Schools Closed and Nonessential Consular and Visa Services in Mexico Suspended until May 6

      The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended on April 27, 2009 that U.S. citizens defer all nonessential travel to Mexico because of the outbreak of H1N1 “swine” influenza. The CDC Travel Notice which advises U.S. citizens of the health risks that may be involved with travel to Mexico and provides a list of precautions travelers and U.S. citizen residents in Mexico can take to reduce their risk of infection can be found at the CDC website at http://www.cdc. gov/travel/ contentSwineFluM exico.aspx. The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert that can be found at http://travel. state.gov.

      On April 27, the Government of Mexico announced that as a precautionary measure, all schools throughout the country from kindergarten through university level will remain closed until May 6. All government-sponsore d events involving large crowds in Mexico City have also been canceled, and museums and most tourist attractions are closed.

      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. Consulates throughout the country have suspended all non-essential services to the public until May 6. Consular services for U.S. citizens will be limited to emergency assistance and to citizenship applications (passports and consular reports of birth abroad, or CRBA). Notarial and other routine services will not be available; anyone with passport or CRBA appointments is encouraged but not required to reschedule to a later date. Additionally, Federal Benefits Units are requesting all persons to postpone interviews on Social Security claims. The Consular Agency in Cabo San Lucas will remain open for emergency services only. The Consulate will monitor this situation continuously during the week and advise before May 6 if this suspension needs to be extended.

      Consulate General Tijuana’s visa unit has suspended all nonimmigrant visa appointments until May 6. The Consulate will reschedule all nonimmigrant visa appointments which have been made between April 27 and May 5. Our scheduling center will call or e-mail applicants to reschedule appointments. Alternatively, applicants may re-schedule visa appointments without being charged by calling 01-800-719-2525. If there is an emergency visa issue please email TijuanaInfo@ state.gov. If visa operations need to be suspended beyond May 6, we will inform the public as soon as possible.

      A separate notice about immigrant visa appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will be issued on April 28, 2009.

      The Benjamin Franklin Library will be closed to the public.

      The Consulate reminds U.S. citizens in Mexico that most cases of influenza are not “swine flu”; any specific questions or concerns about flu or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional. Medical authorities urge people to avoid hospitals and clinics unless they have a medical emergency, since hospitals are centers of infection; instead, those with health concerns are encouraged to stay home and call their physicians to avoid potential exposure. Although the Consulate cannot give medical advice or provide medical services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on our website at the following links: http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/phys_ and_dentist_ acs.html http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/hospital_ list_acs. html
      For additional information, please consult the State Department’s website at http://www.travel.state. gov, the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov, or the website of the World Health Organization at http://www.who.int. The U.S.-based call center for U.S. citizens can be reached from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, M-F, at 1-888-407-4747, or if calling from outside the U.S., at (202)-501-4444. The U.S. Embassy will post additional information as it becomes available at: http://mexico. usembassy. gov, as will Consulate General Tijuana at http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov.

      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana
      American Citizen Services
      Tapachula #96
      Colonia Hipodromo, 22420
      Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

      Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      For after-hours emergencies only: From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154, From the U.S., dial (619) 692-2154.

      Submitted by: Patty Ferrentino, Loreto’s Warden

    • Warden Message

      Flu Outbreak in Mexico
      April 28, 2009

      Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico – Center for Disease Control Issues Travel Notice for Mexico; All Schools Closed and Nonessential Consular and Visa Services in Mexico Suspended until May 6

      The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommended on April 27, 2009 that U.S. citizens defer all nonessential travel to Mexico because of the outbreak of H1N1 “swine” influenza. The CDC Travel Notice which advises U.S. citizens of the health risks that may be involved with travel to Mexico and provides a list of precautions travelers and U.S. citizen residents in Mexico can take to reduce their risk of infection can be found at the CDC website at http://www.cdc. gov/travel/ contentSwineFluM exico.aspx. The U.S. State Department has issued a travel alert that can be found at http://travel. state.gov.

      On April 27, the Government of Mexico announced that as a precautionary measure, all schools throughout the country from kindergarten through university level will remain closed until May 6. All government-sponsore d events involving large crowds in Mexico City have also been canceled, and museums and most tourist attractions are closed.

      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City and all U.S. Consulates throughout the country have suspended all non-essential services to the public until May 6. Consular services for U.S. citizens will be limited to emergency assistance and to citizenship applications (passports and consular reports of birth abroad, or CRBA). Notarial and other routine services will not be available; anyone with passport or CRBA appointments is encouraged but not required to reschedule to a later date. Additionally, Federal Benefits Units are requesting all persons to postpone interviews on Social Security claims. The Consular Agency in Cabo San Lucas will remain open for emergency services only. The Consulate will monitor this situation continuously during the week and advise before May 6 if this suspension needs to be extended.

      Consulate General Tijuana’s visa unit has suspended all nonimmigrant visa appointments until May 6. The Consulate will reschedule all nonimmigrant visa appointments which have been made between April 27 and May 5. Our scheduling center will call or e-mail applicants to reschedule appointments. Alternatively, applicants may re-schedule visa appointments without being charged by calling 01-800-719-2525. If there is an emergency visa issue please email TijuanaInfo@ state.gov. If visa operations need to be suspended beyond May 6, we will inform the public as soon as possible.

      A separate notice about immigrant visa appointments at the U.S. Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez will be issued on April 28, 2009.

      The Benjamin Franklin Library will be closed to the public.

      The Consulate reminds U.S. citizens in Mexico that most cases of influenza are not “swine flu”; any specific questions or concerns about flu or other illnesses should be directed to a medical professional. Medical authorities urge people to avoid hospitals and clinics unless they have a medical emergency, since hospitals are centers of infection; instead, those with health concerns are encouraged to stay home and call their physicians to avoid potential exposure. Although the Consulate cannot give medical advice or provide medical services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on our website at the following links: http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/phys_ and_dentist_ acs.html http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/hospital_ list_acs. html
      For additional information, please consult the State Department’s website at http://www.travel.state. gov, the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov, or the website of the World Health Organization at http://www.who.int. The U.S.-based call center for U.S. citizens can be reached from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, M-F, at 1-888-407-4747, or if calling from outside the U.S., at (202)-501-4444. The U.S. Embassy will post additional information as it becomes available at: http://mexico. usembassy. gov, as will Consulate General Tijuana at http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov.

      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana
      American Citizen Services
      Tapachula #96
      Colonia Hipodromo, 22420
      Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

      Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
      For after-hours emergencies only: From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154, From the U.S., dial (619) 692-2154.

      Submitted by: Patty Ferrentino, Loreto’s Warden

    • Loni Kao Stark

      Flu Outbreak in Mexico<br />
      April 30, 2009<br />
      <br />
      Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico &ndash; Enhanced Health Screening for Departing<br />
      International Passengers; Mexico Closes Most Public Establishments<br />
      Nationwide; U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulate General Tijuana Closed until<br />
      Wednesday, May 6, 2009<br />
      <br />
      <br />
      This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information<br />
      regarding H1N1 Influenza A. The Mexican Secretariat for Communications<br />
      and Transportation has announced enhanced health screening for all<br />
      international passengers departing Mexico from the following six airports:<br />
      Mexico City (Benito Juarez), Guadalajara, Monterrey, Cancun, Cabo San<br />
      Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. Any passengers displaying obvious flu-like<br />
      symptoms may have their temperature taken by health officials; tests for<br />
      the H1N1 virus may then be administered to those with fevers. Passengers<br />
      with high temperatures or testing positive for the H1N1 virus will be<br />
      denied boarding. All passengers should allow ample time for any delays<br />
      the new health screening may add to the check-in process at the airport.<br />
      At this time, the Embassy does not know of any plans to expand this<br />
      screening to other airports or to arriving passengers, but the traveling<br />
      public should be alert to this possibility. Other than the health<br />
      screening, neither the U.S. government nor the government of Mexico has<br />
      imposed any restrictions on travel between the U.S. and Mexico.<br />
      <br />
      On April 30, 2009, the government of Mexico expanded nationwide the<br />
      closure of federal government activities, and urged the closure nationwide<br />
      of all establishments where large numbers of the public gather, including<br />
      restaurants, bars, discos, night clubs, cinemas, movie theaters, theaters,<br />
      gyms, and convention centers. The closures are expected to last until May<br />
      6.<br />
      <br />
      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, as well as all U.S. Consulates and all U.S.<br />
      Consular Agencies will follow the lead of Mexican federal government<br />
      offices and close on Monday, May 4, 2009. The U.S. Consulate General had<br />
      already been planning to close on the Mexican holidays of Friday, May 1<br />
      and Tuesday, May 5. We will reopen on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. For any<br />
      emergencies before that time, please contact the Consulate General duty<br />
      officer. From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154. From the U.S., dial (619)<br />
      692-2154.<br />
      <br />
      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana has also decided to suspend processing of<br />
      nonimmigrant visa appointments scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 through<br />
      Friday, May 8. These are precautionary measures only, taken to ensure the<br />
      well-being of our clients and staff. Our appointment scheduler will<br />
      contact applicants to reschedule their appointments. If there are<br />
      emergency visa issues please email TijuanaInfo@ state.gov for assistance.<br />
      <br />
      For further information about H1N1 flu, including steps you can take to<br />
      stay healthy, please consult the Department of State information at<br />
      http://travel. state.gov/ travel/cis_ pa_tw/pa/ pa_pandemic. html, the United<br />
      States Centers for Disease Control website at <a href="http://www.cdc.&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.cdc.</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.cdc.</a></a&gt; gov/swineflu,<br />
      and the World Health Organization website at<br />
      <a href="http://www.who.&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.who.</a>&quot; target="_blank">http://www.who.</a></a&gt; int/csr/disease/ swineflu/ en/index. html. For additional<br />
      travel safety information, please consult the State Department's website<br />
      at <a href="http://www.travel.state.&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.travel.state.</a>&quot; target="_blank">www.travel.state.</a></a> gov.<br />
      <br />
      U.S. citizens may also call the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in<br />
      the United States for the latest travel information. The Office of<br />
      Overseas Citizens Services can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00<br />
      a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time by calling 1-888-407-4747 from<br />
      within the U.S. and Canada, or by calling (202) 501-4444 from other<br />
      countries.<br />
      <br />
      Americans living or traveling in Mexico are encouraged to register with<br />
      the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department's<br />
      travel registration website, https://travelregis tration.state. gov/ibrs/ ui/<br />
      so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within<br />
      Mexico. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy<br />
      or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency. All U.S. citizens in<br />
      Mexico are advised to monitor the Embassy website at:<br />
      http://mexico. usembassy. gov.<br />
      <br />
      Although the Consulate cannot give medical advice or provide medical<br />
      services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on<br />
      our website at the following links:<br />
      http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/phys_ and_dentist_ acs.html<br />
      http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/hospital_ list_acs. html<br />
      <br />
      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana<br />
      American Citizen Services<br />
      Tapachula #96<br />
      Colonia Hipodromo, 22420<br />
      Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    • Flu Outbreak in Mexico
      April 30, 2009

      Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico – Enhanced Health Screening for Departing
      International Passengers; Mexico Closes Most Public Establishments
      Nationwide; U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulate General Tijuana Closed until
      Wednesday, May 6, 2009

      This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information
      regarding H1N1 Influenza A. The Mexican Secretariat for Communications
      and Transportation has announced enhanced health screening for all
      international passengers departing Mexico from the following six airports:
      Mexico City (Benito Juarez), Guadalajara, Monterrey, Cancun, Cabo San
      Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. Any passengers displaying obvious flu-like
      symptoms may have their temperature taken by health officials; tests for
      the H1N1 virus may then be administered to those with fevers. Passengers
      with high temperatures or testing positive for the H1N1 virus will be
      denied boarding. All passengers should allow ample time for any delays
      the new health screening may add to the check-in process at the airport.
      At this time, the Embassy does not know of any plans to expand this
      screening to other airports or to arriving passengers, but the traveling
      public should be alert to this possibility. Other than the health
      screening, neither the U.S. government nor the government of Mexico has
      imposed any restrictions on travel between the U.S. and Mexico.

      On April 30, 2009, the government of Mexico expanded nationwide the
      closure of federal government activities, and urged the closure nationwide
      of all establishments where large numbers of the public gather, including
      restaurants, bars, discos, night clubs, cinemas, movie theaters, theaters,
      gyms, and convention centers. The closures are expected to last until May
      6.

      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, as well as all U.S. Consulates and all U.S.
      Consular Agencies will follow the lead of Mexican federal government
      offices and close on Monday, May 4, 2009. The U.S. Consulate General had
      already been planning to close on the Mexican holidays of Friday, May 1
      and Tuesday, May 5. We will reopen on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. For any
      emergencies before that time, please contact the Consulate General duty
      officer. From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154. From the U.S., dial (619)
      692-2154.

      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana has also decided to suspend processing of
      nonimmigrant visa appointments scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 through
      Friday, May 8. These are precautionary measures only, taken to ensure the
      well-being of our clients and staff. Our appointment scheduler will
      contact applicants to reschedule their appointments. If there are
      emergency visa issues please email TijuanaInfo@ state.gov for assistance.

      For further information about H1N1 flu, including steps you can take to
      stay healthy, please consult the Department of State information at
      http://travel. state.gov/ travel/cis_ pa_tw/pa/ pa_pandemic. html, the United
      States Centers for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc. gov/swineflu,
      and the World Health Organization website at
      http://www.who. int/csr/disease/ swineflu/ en/index. html. For additional
      travel safety information, please consult the State Department’s website
      at http://www.travel.state. gov.

      U.S. citizens may also call the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in
      the United States for the latest travel information. The Office of
      Overseas Citizens Services can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00
      a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time by calling 1-888-407-4747 from
      within the U.S. and Canada, or by calling (202) 501-4444 from other
      countries.

      Americans living or traveling in Mexico are encouraged to register with
      the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s
      travel registration website, https://travelregis tration.state. gov/ibrs/ ui/
      so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within
      Mexico. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy
      or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency. All U.S. citizens in
      Mexico are advised to monitor the Embassy website at:
      http://mexico. usembassy. gov.

      Although the Consulate cannot give medical advice or provide medical
      services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on
      our website at the following links:
      http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/phys_ and_dentist_ acs.html
      http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/hospital_ list_acs. html

      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana
      American Citizen Services
      Tapachula #96
      Colonia Hipodromo, 22420
      Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    • Flu Outbreak in Mexico
      April 30, 2009

      Update on Flu Outbreak in Mexico – Enhanced Health Screening for Departing
      International Passengers; Mexico Closes Most Public Establishments
      Nationwide; U.S. Embassy/U.S. Consulate General Tijuana Closed until
      Wednesday, May 6, 2009

      This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens to the latest information
      regarding H1N1 Influenza A. The Mexican Secretariat for Communications
      and Transportation has announced enhanced health screening for all
      international passengers departing Mexico from the following six airports:
      Mexico City (Benito Juarez), Guadalajara, Monterrey, Cancun, Cabo San
      Lucas, and Puerto Vallarta. Any passengers displaying obvious flu-like
      symptoms may have their temperature taken by health officials; tests for
      the H1N1 virus may then be administered to those with fevers. Passengers
      with high temperatures or testing positive for the H1N1 virus will be
      denied boarding. All passengers should allow ample time for any delays
      the new health screening may add to the check-in process at the airport.
      At this time, the Embassy does not know of any plans to expand this
      screening to other airports or to arriving passengers, but the traveling
      public should be alert to this possibility. Other than the health
      screening, neither the U.S. government nor the government of Mexico has
      imposed any restrictions on travel between the U.S. and Mexico.

      On April 30, 2009, the government of Mexico expanded nationwide the
      closure of federal government activities, and urged the closure nationwide
      of all establishments where large numbers of the public gather, including
      restaurants, bars, discos, night clubs, cinemas, movie theaters, theaters,
      gyms, and convention centers. The closures are expected to last until May
      6.

      The U.S. Embassy in Mexico, as well as all U.S. Consulates and all U.S.
      Consular Agencies will follow the lead of Mexican federal government
      offices and close on Monday, May 4, 2009. The U.S. Consulate General had
      already been planning to close on the Mexican holidays of Friday, May 1
      and Tuesday, May 5. We will reopen on Wednesday, May 6, 2009. For any
      emergencies before that time, please contact the Consulate General duty
      officer. From Mexico dial 001 (619) 692-2154. From the U.S., dial (619)
      692-2154.

      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana has also decided to suspend processing of
      nonimmigrant visa appointments scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 through
      Friday, May 8. These are precautionary measures only, taken to ensure the
      well-being of our clients and staff. Our appointment scheduler will
      contact applicants to reschedule their appointments. If there are
      emergency visa issues please email TijuanaInfo@ state.gov for assistance.

      For further information about H1N1 flu, including steps you can take to
      stay healthy, please consult the Department of State information at
      http://travel. state.gov/ travel/cis_ pa_tw/pa/ pa_pandemic. html, the United
      States Centers for Disease Control website at http://www.cdc. gov/swineflu,
      and the World Health Organization website at
      http://www.who. int/csr/disease/ swineflu/ en/index. html. For additional
      travel safety information, please consult the State Department’s website
      at http://www.travel.state. gov.

      U.S. citizens may also call the Office of Overseas Citizens Services in
      the United States for the latest travel information. The Office of
      Overseas Citizens Services can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:00
      a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time by calling 1-888-407-4747 from
      within the U.S. and Canada, or by calling (202) 501-4444 from other
      countries.

      Americans living or traveling in Mexico are encouraged to register with
      the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the State Department’s
      travel registration website, https://travelregis tration.state. gov/ibrs/ ui/
      so that they can obtain updated information on travel and security within
      Mexico. By registering, American citizens make it easier for the Embassy
      or Consulate to contact them in case of emergency. All U.S. citizens in
      Mexico are advised to monitor the Embassy website at:
      http://mexico. usembassy. gov.

      Although the Consulate cannot give medical advice or provide medical
      services to the public, a list of hospitals and doctors can be found on
      our website at the following links:
      http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/phys_ and_dentist_ acs.html
      http://tijuana. usconsulate. gov/hospital_ list_acs. html

      U.S. Consulate General Tijuana
      American Citizen Services
      Tapachula #96
      Colonia Hipodromo, 22420
      Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

    • Loni Kao Stark

      Good blog entries by both Drew and Nellie sharing their perspectives on swine flu from on the ground in Loreto, BCS.<br />
      <br />
      Living Loreto: If Pigs Could Fly — God Forbid<br />
      <a href="http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-could-fly-god-forbid.html&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-…</a>" target="_blank">http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-…</a></a> <br />
      Where in the World is Nellie: Swine Who? Every day in Loreto is a day in paradise.<br />
      <a href="http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/05/swine-who-everyday-in-loreto-is-another.html&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/…</a>" target="_blank">http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/…</a></a> <br />
      For a listing of all Loreto blogs, check out the SSC Blog Roll at: <br />
      <a href="http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/loretobajablogroll&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/…</a>" target="_blank">http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/…</a></a>

    • Loni Kao Stark

      Good blog entries by both Drew and Nellie sharing their perspectives on swine flu from on the ground in Loreto, BCS.<br />
      <br />
      Living Loreto: If Pigs Could Fly — God Forbid<br />
      <a href="http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-could-fly-god-forbid.html&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-…</a>" target="_blank">http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-…</a></a> <br />
      Where in the World is Nellie: Swine Who? Every day in Loreto is a day in paradise.<br />
      <a href="http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/05/swine-who-everyday-in-loreto-is-another.html&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/…</a>" target="_blank">http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/…</a></a> <br />
      For a listing of all Loreto blogs, check out the SSC Blog Roll at: <br />
      <a href="http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/loretobajablogroll&quot; target="_blank"><a href="http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/…</a>" target="_blank">http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/…</a></a>

    • Good blog entries by both Drew and Nellie sharing their perspectives on swine flu from on the ground in Loreto, BCS.

      Living Loreto: If Pigs Could Fly — God Forbid
      http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-could-fly-god-forbid.html

      Where in the World is Nellie: Swine Who? Every day in Loreto is a day in paradise.
      http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/05/swine-who-everyday-in-loreto-is-another.html

      For a listing of all Loreto blogs, check out the SSC Blog Roll at:
      http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/loretobajablogroll

    • Good blog entries by both Drew and Nellie sharing their perspectives on swine flu from on the ground in Loreto, BCS.

      Living Loreto: If Pigs Could Fly — God Forbid
      http://livingloreto.blogspot.com/2009/05/if-pigs-could-fly-god-forbid.html

      Where in the World is Nellie: Swine Who? Every day in Loreto is a day in paradise.
      http://whereintheworldisnellie.blogspot.com/2009/05/swine-who-everyday-in-loreto-is-another.html

      For a listing of all Loreto blogs, check out the SSC Blog Roll at:
      http://www.starkinsider.com/loreto/loretobay/loretobajablogroll

    • Hsa

      Swine flu isn't as serious as the media makes it out to be. Good post about the maps though.

    • Hsa

      Swine flu isn't as serious as the media makes it out to be. Good post about the maps though.

    • Hsa

      Swine flu isn't as serious as the media makes it out to be. Good post about the maps though.