CTO Chairman Offers Statement on Swine Flu

Although the Caribbean has yet to be affected by the swine flu, John Maginley, chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), says the Caribbean is taking every precaution.

“While the swine flu virus has not been reported in the Caribbean, member countries have already begun adopting measures for greater surveillance to prevent the virus from spreading to the region,” Maginley said in a written statement.

According to Maginley, the CTO has been in contact with the Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as with member countries. The CTO’s website, www.onecaribbean.org, provides updated information from member countries. Travelers planning visits to the Caribbean should also visit the websites of individual member nations for any further information on individual policies and screening procedures relating to prevention of the swine flu.

Visit www.onecaribbean.org.