MERS a viral respiratory illness updated Oct 7th 2015 by jackie

In SE Asia countries are on the look out and preparing for MERS.

we are not doctors but bring to you reliable information from sources and give you the link of the source.  Please refer to a medical professional if ill or have questions.

What is MERS?

Source is the CDC

MERS, a viral respiratory illness, was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Symptoms of MERS include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.

What can travelers do to prevent MERS?

All travelers can take these everyday actions to help prevent the spread of germs and protect against colds, flu, and other illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth; germs spread this way.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Be sure you are up-to-date with all of your shots and, if possible, see your health care provider at least 4–6 weeks before travel to get any additional shots.
  • Visit CDC’s Travelers’ Health website for more information on healthy travel.
  • If you are sick:
    • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Avoid contact with other people to keep from infecting them.
    • Contact your doctor if you develop a fever and symptoms of lower respiratory illness, such as cough or shortness of breath, within 14 days after being in a health care facility in the Republic of Korea. Tell your doctor about your recent travel and presence in a health care facility before you go in for an appointment.

TRAVEL & HEALTH

Staying safe from MERS

 

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