Travel tips for people going to China or the Arabian Peninsula

There is currently no vaccine to prevent H7N9. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is repeating its standard advice to travelers and Americans living in China to follow good hand hygiene and food safety practices and to avoid contact with animals.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: May 15, 2013 at 10:32 pm •  Published: May 16, 2013
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How to avoid infection

H7N9

What can travelers and Americans living in China do to protect themselves?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent H7N9. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is repeating its standard advice to travelers and Americans living in China to follow good hand hygiene and food safety practices and to avoid contact with animals.

• Do not touch birds, pigs or other animals.

• Avoid live bird or poultry markets.

• Eat food that is fully cooked.

• Practice hygiene and cleanliness

• See a doctor if you become sick during or after travel in China.

Coronavirus

How can travelers protect themselves?

CDC does not recommend that anyone change their travel plans because of these cases of the novel coronavirus. CDC recommends that U.S. travelers to countries in or near the Arabian Peninsula monitor their health and see a doctor right away if they develop fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath. (Countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula include Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.) Taking these everyday actions can help prevent the spread of germs and protect against colds, flu, and other illnesses:

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by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, medicine and fitness, among other things. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a news-editorial and broadcast production degree. Outside of work, she enjoys riding her bike, taking pictures of...
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