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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.


The Perfect Luggage for Clothing

Mountainsmith Travel DuffelAfter looking over the many Delta luggage restrictions, I ordered some great bags to use for the move from eBags.

While I already have some standard rolling suitcases, I’m going to need those to move my PC and LCD and miscellaneous household things I want to bring and that need some protection. I needed to find some light bags to stuff with up to 50 pounds of clothing, and the Mountainsmith Travel Duffel fit the description perfectly. The XL size is 61 linear inches, which is just under Delta’s 62″ increased size charge of $150. These bags were on sale for $48 each and if you buy them through Microsoft’s Live Search cashback program, you receive an additional 11% rebate. I bought three bags and saved some money thanks to Microsoft trying to catch up to Google in the search engine race.