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Q) How can I protect myself and others from pandemic flu?
 
A) Apart from the influenza antivirals, there are many measures that individuals can take to protect themselves and others from all respiratory diseases, including pandemic flu. For example:
? General hygiene measures such as regular handwashing;
? Cough hygiene (turning away from other people and covering the mouth with tissues when coughing or sneezing, disposing of the tissues afterwards and washing hands after disposal of the tissues);
? When unwell, avoiding public places and contact with children or people with underlying illnesses;
? When attending a medical practice, alerting the receptionist to your symptoms so you can be seated away from others and possibly be given a surgical mask; and
? Maintaining good general health and staying up-to date with the recommended vaccinations, such as the seasonal flu vaccine for those in high risk groups.
? Avoid unnecessary travel to affected country.
? Proper cooking of chicken and eggs (more than 70 0C)
? Avoid unnecessary contact with live poultry specially in the affected countries (theses need special precaution e.g. mask, goggles, gloves when dealing with disease poultry .
? All Bahrainis are requested to cooperate and follow the laws and legist lation against hunting wild birds in order to protect our country.

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