In the context of the current outbreak of coronavirus, EpiGuard feel that it is important to share information about what we all can do as individuals to protect ourselves and prevent spreading the disease further. The information below is based on tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the USA.
What can travellers do to protect themselves and others?
With a little common sense and the proper precautions, you can avoid infectious diseases and avoid spreading them.
If you travelled to China in the last 14 days and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, you should:
What is the current situation?
How to What to look out for regarding the Coronavirus virus:
According to the CDC, a person could be at risk if they have:
The CDC defined “close contact” as being within about 6 feet (1.8 m) “or within the room or care area” of a person with the coronavirus for a prolonged period without appropriate protective clothing, or “having direct contact with infectious secretions” of a person with the virus without protective clothing.
The agency said close contact could include “caring for, living with, visiting, or sharing a health care waiting area or room” with a person with the virus.
Reference: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: January 6, 2020 https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/watch/novel-coronavirus-china
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