11 February 2020

Corona virus: reiteration of WHO advice to reduce exposure and transmission

Image result for corona virus asiaWHO's standard recommendations to the general public to reduce exposure and transmission to the coronavirus and a number of other diseases, are as follows, and include respiratory and hand hygiene and safe eating practices:

Clean your hands frequently with a alcohol-based disinfectant solution on with soap and water;

When coughing and sneezing, cover the mouth and nose with your bent elbow or a handkerchief -

Throw away the scarf immediately after use and wash your hands;

Avoid close contact with those who have fever and cough;

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention in advance and share the history of previous trips with your doctor;

When visiting markets avoid unprotected direct contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;

Consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided.

Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled carefully to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, in accordance with good food safety practices.

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