The World Health Organization has advised against traveling to China due to the Virus, if you have plans to go there in the next month or so I would highly suggest you change them. Most airlines are being pro-active and canceling flights along with refunding ticket purchases.
If you have traveled to the affected areas, which really encompasses most of the world at this point and are displaying symptoms suggestive of acute respiratory illness before, during or after travel, you are encouraged to seek medical attention and share travel history with your health care provider.
We are currently in Malaysia and there is a run on face masks, as such we have limited our time out in the general public, along with of course following the guidelines above which should be standard practice when traveling or not traveling. Take care wherever you are planning on going and Kat
For those who are currently traveling and can't avoid exposure the WHO has offered standard recommendations to hopefully reduce exposure to and transmission of a range of illnesses are as follows, which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices:
Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw tissue away immediately and wash hands;
Avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough;If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
We are currently in Malaysia and there is a run on face masks, as such we have limited our time out in the general public, along with of course following the guidelines above which should be standard practice when traveling or not traveling. Take care wherever you are planning on going. Kat #WanderingSoup #Coronavirus #PublicHealthSafety