Monday, April 27, 2009

Swine Flu (H1N1) and Travel Warnings

Currently the CDC has not issued an official travel advisory. However, you should continually monitor the CDC Travel website for updates.

**Updated 6:50pm 4/27/2009: At this time, CDC recommends that U.S. travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Mexico. Check CDC Travel website for more updates.

Also listed on the CDC website are recommendations that will help you to reduce your risk of infection and stay healthy if you are planning travel to areas with a swine flu (H1N1) outbreak. They cover everything from monitoring the situation, how to prepare for your trip before you leave, what to do while on your trip, and what to do when you return. Very good reading so check it out.

One of the recommendations to help you prepare for your trip is to identity health care resources before you leave. Just in case problems arise, you'll know where to go for care. Be sure to use our health care provider locator on Our website contains addresses, phone numbers, quality information, user ratings, driving directions, and more much for U.S. health care providers, such as hospitals, urgent care walk-in clinics, and free clinics, and federally qualified health clinics. So if you are traveling to a location in the US with an outbreak, visit us before your trip.

Other Links of Interest:
Update on Swine Flu Outbreak Locations (US)
How to Protect Yourself From the Swine Flu (Pig Flu)
Swine Flu Signs and Symptoms

*Information on is for informational purposes only. Always seek medical advice from your physician. In cases of emergency, seek care from an emergency health care provider.