Thursday, April 30, 2009

LDS Church Issues Statement On Swine Flu Outbreak In Mexico, Says No Missionaries In Mexico Have Been Affected Yet

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued the following statement regarding the swine flu outbreak in Mexico:

“Church leaders are closely monitoring news, security and medical reports regarding the swine flu outbreak. The Mexican government has requested that all churches and organizations in Mexico City and affected areas suspend public meetings and has asked residents to follow basic sanitary precautions to guard against infections. We have asked our members and missionaries to follow these precautions and Church leaders have cancelled meetings until further notice. All missionaries in the affected areas are reported to be safe.”

Brigham Young University spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said that the school is also taking preventative measures. Some students planning to go to Mexico for research projects this summer have canceled their trips, and study abroad programs scheduled for late May could possibly be canceled as well. Jenkins advised students to exercise caution to prevent infection.

The Centers for Disease Control website contains the latest information about this swine flu outbreak.

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