Swine Fever Has Not Been Reported in Argentina, Flights From Mexico Suspended

For the moment, there have been no reported cases of swine flu in Argentina, and the number of dengue fever cases seem to be on the decline.  However, the Argentine government is taking no chances and has temporarily suspended flights from Mexico to Argentina. The U.S. Embassy in Argentina just sent out this alert:

This warden message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Argentina that to date the government of Argentina is not reporting any confirmed cases of H1N1 Influenza (commonly called swine flu).  However as a precaution, authorities in Argentina have temporarily suspended flights to Argentina which originate in Mexico, the country where most cases have been reported.  Seven suspected cases are under review.  More information on H1N1 Influenza in Argentina may be obtained from the Argentine Ministry of Health website.

The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor this situation and will issue updated messages.  For further information about H1N1 Influenza, 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 or the World Health Organization website.

We’ll continue to update this post with more information as it’s received.