martes, 22 de septiembre de 2009

¿What should I do if I want to travel to areas with reported transmission of Influenza AH1N1 ?

¿What should I do if I want to travel to areas with reported transmission of Influenza AH1N1 ?
In a statement on 27 April 2009, the Director-General of WHO recommended not to restrict international travel, though it is considered prudent for people who are ill to delay international travel. Anyone who develops symptoms following international travel should seek medical attention.
Persons who intend to travel to areas with reported transmission of influenza A(H1N1)v virus are advised to consult the WHO website and websites of their ministries of foreign affairs or national public health institutes. All travellers are advised to follow some general hygiene measures, such as:
• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick. Isolate yourself. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
• Staying home from work, school, and avoid running errands when you are sick. This will help prevent others from catching your illness.
• Avoiding crowding or mass gatherings.
• Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Throw the tissue in the bin after you use it and wash your hands afterwards.
• Washing your hands will help protect you from germs. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners may also be effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth because germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
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Bibliography:
ECDC Health Information

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