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Memorial issues travel advisory

As of April 27, the Public Health Agency of Canada is recommending that travellers from Canada postpone elective or non-essential travel to Mexico until further notice. In compliance with this recommendation, Memorial University is postponing all travel to Mexico by faculty, staff and students.

This includes all travel to Mexico on university business, university-funded travel, or university- sanctioned travel (e.g. co-op work placements, research, student exchanges, conferences, workshops, etc.).

Swine influenza A H1N1 (swine flu) is a respiratory infection that causes outbreaks of influenza in pigs. Sporadic human infections with swine influenza have occurred in the past; however, these are usually caused by direct exposure to pigs.

Symptoms are similar to seasonal influenza (flu) including headache, chills, cough followed by fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches and fatigue, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and throat irritation Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur in adults as well as in children In more severe cases, or in people with chronic conditions, complications such as pneumonia may develop.