Outbreak or Respiratory Disease in Wuhan China

COMMUNICATION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF GENERAL HEALTH

OUTBREAK OF RESPIRATORY DISEASE IN WUHAN CHINA

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

Communiqué from the Director-General of Health

The Directorate-General for Health is monitoring the situation and recommends that travellers for that region of China take the following measures:

  • Avoid close contact with people who suffer from acute respiratory infections;
  • Wash your hands frequently, especially after direct contact with people sick;
  • Avoid contact with animals;
  • Adopt respiratory etiquette measures: cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing (with a tissue or with your arm, never with your hands; throw the paper in the trash); wash your hands whenever you blow, sneeze or cough.

If travellers to that region of China show symptoms suggestive of illness during or after the trip, they should seek medical attention and inform the doctor about the history of the trip.

They can also call 808 24 24 24 (SNS24) to answer questions.

Communiqué 160_01_v2 of 1/14/2020 2/2

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The Directorate-General for Health monitors the situation, in line with the organizations international organizations, in particular with WHO, and will disseminate new information whenever relevant.

World Health Organization information:


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