Thursday, May 14, 2009

Malaysia Issues Travel Advisory On Influenza A (H1N1)

The Foreign Ministry today issued a caution with regard to Influenza A (H1N1) to all Malaysians traveling to the United States, Mexico, Canada, Spain and Britain.

Stating that 96.8 per cent of the reported cases of Influenza A (H1N1) were in these five countries, it urged Malaysians to defer traveling to places where the virus had it the hardest, such as Illinois, Wisconsin and California in the United States.

For unavoidable overseas travel, Malaysians should consult their physicians to take the seasonal flu vaccination, it said.

The travel advisory also outlined the need to obtain the latest information if there was any outbreak or new cases of the flu at their destinations.

It also advised to avoid contact with those who were ill and said those suspected to have the flu were required to avoid close contact with others as much as possible and stay home or in hotel rooms and to immediately contact the local health authority.

Source : Bernama
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