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Coronavirus Update

Novel Coronavirus 

There is an ongoing outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China. Cases have been reported in other countries, including Thailand.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Please be wary of these symptoms and seek immediate medical attention should such symptoms occur.

International travellers: practice usual precautions.

You can reduce the general risk of acute respiratory infections while travelling by:

• avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections;

• frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment;

• avoiding close contact with live or dead farm or wild animals;

• travellers with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands).

 

Check with your doctor well in advance of travelling to see if you need an vaccinations for Thailand.

 Additional information on the Coronavirus can be found on the via the following links:

Ministry of Public Health in Thailand

https://ddc.moph.go.th/viralpneumonia/intro.php

World Health Organisation

 https://www.who.int/ith/2020-0901_outbreak_of_Pneumonia_caused_by_a_new_coronavirus_in_C/en/

ECDC

 https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/coronavirus

HPSC

https://www.hpsc.ie/a-z/respiratory/coronavirus/novelcoronavirus/

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