Health Information on Respiratory Infections

Health Information on Respiratory Infections

6 April 2017, 12:26 PM

Please read the following health information carefully.

Travelers are advised to take the following precautions:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water. Dry hands after washing with a clean towel or hand drier. Use antimicrobial gel/hand wipes in the absence of handwashing facilities.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth to prevent spread of infection.
  • Avoid going to crowded places.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid contact with birds/poultry, or surfaces that have been in contact with animals particularly in affected areas.
  • Avoid consumption of raw meat and poultry and ensure these foods are thoroughly cooked before eating.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose properly.
  • Consult a doctor immediately if you are sick or have the following symptoms, especially after travelling to affected areas:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
  • Defer travel if you are sick.
  • If you are sick, wear a mask and keep your distance from others to protect them getting sick too.