Swine FLU Prevention: Swine flu travel advice on what to do if you have returned from an affected area or are planning a holiday. Find out the tips that can reduce your risk of getting infected with swine flu or spreading flu on your trip.
The H1N1 virus has spread worldwide (become a pandemic). As it is a new type of flu virus and most people do not have resistance to it, it has spread rapidly. If you are planning a travel or going for a holiday - getting infected with flu could affect your travel plans.
Steps to follow to keep yourself and others healthy during flu season: Some tips that can reduce your risk of getting infected with flu or spreading flu on your trip are:
Everyday steps for health: Some simple steps to keep yourself and others well;
Besides vaccination, consult your doctor regarding the need to carry antiviral drugs for H1N1 infection. Your doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs if you are at high risk of complications from H1N1 infection or if you are travelling to a place where appropriate medical care may not be available.
It is important that you know the signs and symptoms of swine flu. Symptoms of swine flu include:
If you have fever or high temperature (over 38°C/100.4°F) and two or more of the symptoms mentioned above you may have swine flu. Consult a doctor immediately if you have flu like illness.
Health Screenings at Airports
When one travels internationally from India, officials at airport in other countries are likely to:
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