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Swine Flu & Vaccinations #335609
05/02/09 12:16 AM
05/02/09 12:16 AM
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lv2trvl Offline OP
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Has there been any issues with the Swine Flu being as close to Mexico as Belize is? As a visitor, should I prepare by getting any vaccinations(for anything, not just Swine Flu)or is that even necessary?

Thanks all for the help you provide!!

Last edited by lv2trvl; 05/02/09 12:17 AM.
Re: Swine Flu & Vaccinations [Re: lv2trvl] #335620
05/02/09 06:45 AM
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lv2trvl, I am interested in the answer to your question and have wondered the same for longer term visits. Dengue Fever? Swine Flu is not a concern as of yet to me. I just returned from a week in Mexico and it wasn't much of a concern where I was. (Playa del Carmen) Except for a very few people at the airport with face masks when we departed and TV you would have never known anything was going on.

Maybe in a few days I'll feel differently about the Flu but it appears an over-reaction to me except in Mexico City.

Last edited by ragman; 05/02/09 07:01 AM. Reason: additional thought

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Re: Swine Flu & Vaccinations [Re: ragman] #335632
05/02/09 08:40 AM
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Re: Swine Flu & Vaccinations [Re: SimonB] #335641
05/02/09 09:34 AM
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So far no swine flu in Belize. Early test of potential cases have come back negative. Dengue is rare but it does happen. It is treatable and lasts about 2 weeks.

Re: Swine Flu & Vaccinations [Re: pamkillen] #335645
05/02/09 10:20 AM
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Belize is one of the healthiest places I've ever been.
Greatest risks - sunburn, hangovers and bad cases of "homesick for Belize" about 2 hours after your vacation ends.

Re: Swine Flu & Vaccinations [Re: Diane Campbell] #335656
05/02/09 11:15 AM
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lv2trvl Offline OP
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Thanks everyone for your help!

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