Pilots planning international travel can ensure that they have the latest information about the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus by checking the Internet web site for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which has announcements, considerations for travel to affected areas and a toll-free telephone number for questions.
The site was set up after the CDC reported an outbreak of influenza-like illnesses in Mexico, in other countries, and in California, Texas, New York, Ohio and Kansas.
Although U.S. government officials declared a public health emergency in conjunction with the disease on April 27, no deaths have been reported in the U.S. and the CDC has not recommended that people avoid travel at this time.
The CDC’s information is intended to help people traveling to affected areas reduce infection risk and stay healthy.
To see the CDC web site: wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/contentSwineFluUS.aspx