Mexican port may have $10 mln in loss due to flu 2009-05-15 09:28:55   Print

    MEXICO CITY, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Mexico's Ensenada port could lose as much as 10 million dollars this year as cruise ships avoid docking amid fear of A/H1N1 flu, a tourism official from Baja California state said on Thursday.

    "There is only one confirmed case in Baja California," Oscar Jesus Escobedo Carignan told the press.

    Earlier on Thursday, Mexico's Health Ministry said the nation had 64confirmed deaths of A/H1N1 flu and 2,565 infected cases.

    Tourism is one of the sectors in Mexico that is estimated to suffer most in the wake of the flu as tourists are unlikely to revise travel plans a second time if they have already cancelled their trips.

    Mexico's Tourism Ministry said earlier this week that the flu pandemic could cost the nation some 4 billion dollars.

    Mexico City is the region hit hardest by A/H1N1 flu. More than half of the total 1,355 confirmed cases in Mexico are in its capital.

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Editor: Zhang Xiang
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