Statistics shows that the major cause of the pandemic A H1n1 Influenza virus is via air travel from an infected country to another. It is a fact that we can not control the people’s movement around the world. The best way to do when you are traveling by air is to observe extreme caution and be alert with the people whom you are getting in contact with. Centers for Disease Control Organization have issued travelling guidelines and I want to share it with you.Common Guidelines:If you are having these symptoms:
You are advised to notify the nearest health official or customs officer right away and seek for medical attention.If you are travelling to areas with reported A H1N1 Flu, these are the recommendations from Centers for Disease Control Organization:
Discuss your travel plan with your doctor. You should look carefully the risk situation of the flu and the health care capability of the area.
Make sure you are up to date with your routine vaccine schedules.
Bring along with you a travel health pack kit.
Check whether the area that you’re going to is covered by your health insurance. It is better to upgrade your medical insurance coverage when travelling.
Check your own health. Do not travel if you are not feeling well.
During your trip, observe and follow the rules from the health authorities.
Expect additional health screening procedures from the airport.
Practice healthy habits like covering your mouth when sneezing, wash your hands often and put the used tissues in the garbage.
Avoid touching your mouth and eyes.
If you think you got the symptoms, self quarantine yourself at home for seven days or more until your symptoms are gone.
Wear surgical mask when necessary.
The best way to prevent from getting infected is to avoid contact with ill persons. Observe at least one meter away from other person when talking to them.It is better to do a self quarantine in your home for a week after you arrived from your travel from an infected country. This will help minimize the spread out of the virus in case you got infected.