2009.04.29: April 29, 2009: Headlines: COS - Mexico: Safety: Medicine: Public Health: Personal Web Site: Peace Corps Volunteer "A Wolverine In Mexico" writes: We are taking the standard precautions of washing our hands a lot, avoiding kissing / handshaking, and avoiding crowds

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Peace Corps Volunteer "A Wolverine In Mexico" writes: We are taking the standard precautions of washing our hands a lot, avoiding kissing / handshaking, and avoiding crowds

Peace Corps Volunteer A Wolverine In Mexico writes: We are taking the standard precautions of washing our hands a lot, avoiding kissing / handshaking, and avoiding crowds

A lot of things are closed around México, including schools and museums. The other Peace Corps trainees actually had a weeklong trip to Oaxaca canceled, too, and all non-essential PC travel within México has been restricted. The Méxican government and PC have both been handing out surgical masks, and I wore mine on the entire 8 hour bus ride last night.

Peace Corps Volunteer "A Wolverine In Mexico" writes: We are taking the standard precautions of washing our hands a lot, avoiding kissing / handshaking, and avoiding crowds

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Swine flu

Caption: Some catholics gathered at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City on April 27, 2009. They prayed for the sick people, the government and the rest of the society. Hoping they make "good decisions" about the swine flu epidemic in our country. Photo: Pidiendo por el fin de la epidemia by sarihuella Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Hi everyone, just a quick update on the swine flu situation since it's in all of the headlines.

First, thanks for all of the e-mails! I am doing fine, and I just returned from a trip to Saltillo (not the best timing, but we left before it turned into a big deal). A lot of things are closed around México, including schools and museums. The other Peace Corps trainees actually had a weeklong trip to Oaxaca canceled, too, and all non-essential PC travel within México has been restricted. The Méxican government and PC have both been handing out surgical masks, and I wore mine on the entire 8 hour bus ride last night.

We are taking the standard precautions of washing our hands a lot, avoiding kissing / handshaking, and avoiding crowds. Future activities around the country are in limbo right now until PC Washington gets a better feel for how the swine flu will turn out.




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