How can I avoid bird flu while travelling?

Bird (avian) influenza is mainly a disease of birds - human infection is very rare. Nevertheless, travellers should take care in parts of Asia and eastern Europe where bird flu is currently found:

1. Avoid poultry farms and live bird markets.

2. Handle uncooked poultry and eggs hygienically, washing hands afterwards.

3. Cook poultry thoroughly before eating.

The current flu vaccine does not work against bird flu, however effective anti-viral drugs are available to prevent or treat infection.

For more info, ring 1800 004 599 or visit

Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.

Source: Autumn 2006 Edition | Page 3

Email to a friend    Printer Friendly Version

Search all articles

Search topics by A-Z

Search by keywords



Your Health Reader Competition

Enter online for your chance to win a copy of the The Happiness Handbook: Strategies for a Happy Life, 3rd edition by Dr Timothy Sharp, published by Finch Publishing and available in paperback (RRP: $26.99) and ebook (RRP9.99).