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CDC Recommends Avoiding Non-Essential Travel to Mexico

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  The U.S. is one of six countries with confirmed swine flu cases.  So far, Mexico has been hit the hardest.  Officials there are reporting more than 2,000 possible cases and 20 confirmed deaths from the virus, with more than 150 deaths suspected from it.

Other cases have been confirmed in Canada, Scotland, New Zealand, and Spain.  Travelers all around the globe are being screened for the virus, and many are wearing surgical masks as a precaution.

European Union health leaders are urging Europeans to postpone non-essential travel to parts of the United States and Mexico.

Also, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends avoiding all nonessential travel to Mexico for U.S. citizens.

If you have a flight or cruise scheduled to Mexico, check with the airline or provide to find out about your options for canceling or postponing flights.