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Chinese Tourists Afraid of 'American Flu'

World Journal, Posted: May 01, 2009

LOS ANGELES - Many Chinese tourists who had planned to visit the United States are canceling their trips over fears of swine flu, reports the World Journal. Media in mainland China have started referring to the swine flu as the American flu. Many people in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong believe that the swine flu is more dangerous than the outbreak of SARS in China six years ago, World Journal reports. Jia Zheng with Coco travel agency in Los Angeles said the annual tourism season for Chinese starts in mid-April, but since the outbreak of swine flu, she hasn't had any business from China.

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