The H1N1 Virus And Tourism In Mexico

The H1N1 virus and tourism in Mexico. The effects of human influenza virus H1N1 have been more in their pockets than in the lungs. To the already adverse economic situation, marked by a deep global crisis, adding an unprecedented health emergency in modern Mexican history. The result is predictable and chain: chaos, misinformation, speculation and uncertainty. Suddenly, quickly, even when the clinical diagnoses were not clear and rather tended to misunderstanding, it issued a general alarm at the national level: the information is scattered and shouted to the heavens four unknown and have not weighted in all its consequences. In the span of 25 to 28 April figures were handled 81, 103, 149 and 159 fatal cases, when we really had died from H1N1 to 20 people. It may help us point out that, on average, 236 people die from pneumonia in the same period of four days, and in Mexico, about 21 500 people die annually pneumonic complications.

The item of tourism has always played an important role in Mexico's financial health, since it is the third most important economic resource after oil and remittances. Following the health scare triggered tourism has precipitated surprisingly, overwhelming, reaching figures of high negative impact and seeing clearly diminished the possibility of contributing to the budget of Mexico, as usual, 8% of gross domestic product (GDP ), ie $ 13 000 million dollars annually. And what about the jobs lost and workers stationed until further notice: macroeconomics is not interested in the worker, he is concerned about its stability and half daily, for now, is diluted. The busiest tourist destinations have been severely affected due to measures taken to prevent the spread of a virus, that while there and did not stop talking about it, few have been infected let alone the dead.