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28 April 2009

10 Langkah Menghindari Flu Babi

Ten Steps for Keeping Yourself and Others Safe from Swine Influenza or Any Respiratory Illness

The following are general precautionary measures to prevent any type of influenza or any respiratory illness, which is spread from person-to-person.

1.Wash your hands frequently
·Wash your hands with soap and water many times of the day. Dry your hands after washing.
·There is no substitute for hand washing. However, when water is not available, you may use alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitisers.

2.Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
Influenza viruses are often spread when a person touches surfaces that are contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

3.Avoid close contact
·Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
·Temporarily, refrain from shaking hands with or kissing other persons while there are reported outbreaks of influenza.

4.Stay home when you are sick.
If possible, stay home and avoid crowded places when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.

5.Cover your mouth and nose.
·Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing to prevent spread of the virus.
·If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
·Discard your used tissue in the waste basket.
·You may be asked to put on a surgical mask to protect others.

6.Keep distance.
When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

7.Practice other good health habits.
·Refrain from smoking.
·Get enough sleep.
·Have regular exercise; be physically active.
·Manage your stress.
·Drink plenty of fluids.
·Eat nutritious food.

8.Consult a doctor if you are sick.
·Seek medical care when you have signs of serious illness such as difficulty of breathing, confusion, severe vomiting.

9.Defer travel if you are sick.
·If you are ill, you should refrain from getting on an airplane or other forms of public transport to travel.
·If you must travel by plane to a country reported to have swine influenza outbreaks and if you feel ill after returning from it, you must consult a doctor.

10.Listen to your local health authorities.
Keep yourself updated of the situation on the influenza outbreak and on health measures advised by your health authorities.

Developed by
the ASEAN Secretariat Working Group for One Health (ASEC-ONE Health).

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