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Tourism not to be affected by bird flu affected areas!

by Medindia Content Team on February 3, 2006 at 8:11 PM
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Tourism not to be affected by bird flu affected areas!

The problem of bird flu has taken gigantic proportions not only in the animal world but human world as well.

The fear is so intense that tourists wanting to visit countries with bird flu like China, Vietnam, Turkey and Croatia want an advice from doctors.


At the moment the unanimous voice is to take the plunge as bird flu is an animal disease and not a problem for humans to worry.

The infection in humans is due to close proximity with infected birds. The statistic of 160 humans worldwide sickened by the H5N1 strain of the virus had close contact and had lived with birds.

So take tourism seriously and visit these places also eat boiled eggs and chicken dishes, too, because thorough cooking kills the virus.

Giving an official seal the spokesman for WHO Geneva Dick Thompson said, "WHO does not recommend restrictions on travel to any areas with H5N1.

There seems to be a heightened sense of concern about an extraordinarily rare disease. It is very, very, very difficult for humans to acquire, even with direct exposure."

"Basically what people should do is stay away from birds - live birds, dead birds, their excrement," said Linnie Golightly of the International Health Service at New York Hospital.

The only consideration should be to take precautions and follow the hygienic and safe rules for travel to any country.

To treat influenza, Tamiflu is taken twice a day for five days, and must be started within the first 36 hours of symptoms.


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