Flu viruses while travelling

Influenza viruses can spread easily among humans, birds and pigs. A few simple steps can help protect you and others from the flu:
  • Get vaccinated.
  • Wash your hands with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds, as often as possible.
  • Practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs. If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep shared surfaces clean.
You may be at risk not only of seasonal flu but also of several other strains of influenza. Travellers 65 years of age and older, those with chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease), young children (six months to five years of age) and pregnant women are more likely to become seriously ill from all types of flu and may wish to take extra protective measures, such as avoiding large gatherings and crowds. Avian influenza subtypes normally circulate among birds but can infect humans and cause severe illness. If you’re travelling to a destination where avian influenza is a concern, avoid high-risk areas such as poultry farms and live animal markets; contact with birds, including chickens, ducks and wild birds; surfaces that may be contaminated with bird droppings or secretions; and make sure that all poultry dishes and eggs are well cooked. Source: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/publications/well-on-your-way#food_and_water_borne_diseases   For reservation and information please contact Toronto Travel Agency Altair Travel416-633-9404  

Influenza viruses can spread easily among humans, birds and pigs.

A few simple steps can help protect you and others from the flu:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Wash your hands with soap under warm running water for at least 20 seconds, as often as possible.
  • Practise proper cough and sneeze etiquette. Cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs. If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Keep shared surfaces clean.

You may be at risk not only of seasonal flu but also of several other strains of influenza. Travellers 65 years of age and older, those with chronic medical conditions (e.g. diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, respiratory disease), young children (six months to five years of age) and pregnant women are more likely to become seriously ill from all types of flu and may wish to take extra protective measures, such as avoiding large gatherings and crowds.

Avian influenza subtypes normally circulate among birds but can infect humans and cause severe illness. If you’re travelling to a destination where avian influenza is a concern, avoid high-risk areas such as poultry farms and live animal markets; contact with birds, including chickens, ducks and wild birds; surfaces that may be contaminated with bird droppings or secretions; and make sure that all poultry dishes and eggs are well cooked.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/publications/well-on-your-way#food_and_water_borne_diseases

 

For reservation and information please contact Toronto Travel Agency Altair Travel416-633-9404

 

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