Tuesday, June 23, 2020

How to prevent H7N9 bird flu?

Cases of human infection with H7N9 Avian Influenza can also be infected through close contact with infected poultry secretions or excreta, etc. Although the source and mode of transmission of the infection are still uncertain, we take the following in our daily lives Measures can also effectively prevent:

(1) Pay attention to personal hygiene, maintain frequent hand washing, indoor ventilation and ventilation, pay attention to nutrition, ensure adequate sleep and rest, and strengthen physical exercise. Especially wash your hands promptly and thoroughly after contact with livestock.

(2) Reduce unnecessary contact with livestock as much as possible, pay special attention to avoid contact with sick and dead livestock.

(3) When going out, try to avoid contact with wild birds or enter the habitat of wild birds.

(4) Raw and cooked food should be handled separately. It is recommended to wear gloves when the hand is damaged.

(5) When sneezing, coughing and other respiratory infection symptoms occur, cover mouth and nose with tissues and handkerchiefs to prevent infection of others.

(6) When fever, cough, sore throat, general malaise and other symptoms occur, you should wear a mask and go to the hospital to get a fever in time for medical treatment.

(7) The elderly and infirm, especially the residents with basic diseases, should try to reduce the number of places where there is no air circulation and crowds as much as possible during the high incidence of respiratory infectious diseases.

(8) Avian influenza virus is generally sensitive to heat. It can be inactivated by heating at 65℃ for 30 minutes or boiling (100℃) for more than two minutes. Therefore, fully cooked poultry/pork etc. are edible.

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