12 August, 2009

On 11:00:00 AM by Aliza in

When you are unwell with Influenza-like illness (ILI), practise the following:

Be socially responsible

Stay at home and rest. Drink plenty of clear fluids like water and clear soups to

prevent dehydration
Minimise physical contact with others including household members.

Keep yourself in a room separate from the common areas of the house, use a separate

toilet and avoid having meals with others
Wear a mask even when at home to avoid transmission to household members. Dispose

your used mask in a plastic bag, tie it up and throw it into a covered rubbish bin. Wash your

hands thoroughly after disposal of the used mask

If you need to go out, wear a surgical mask

In addition, you should also:

• Avoid close contact with other people.

• Avoid taking public transport.

• Avoid attending large meetings or visiting crowded places.

• Refrain from air travel if possible.

Special care should be taken to avoid the following groups of persons who are at high risk of

developing Influenza-related complications:

  • • Children <>
  • • Pregnant women
  • • Have underlying medical conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease,
  • heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease
  • • On dialysis
  • • On immunosuppressants
  • • Undergoing cancer treatment
  • • On long-term aspirin therapy
  • • Persons aged 65 years and older

Observe good personal hygiene

• Cover your mouth and nose with tissue paper when coughing or sneezing. Dispose the used

tissue paper in the rubbish bin properly.

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