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WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to pandemic (H1N1) 2009

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Updated: Wednesday, Dec 02,2009, 3:14:37 PM
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WHO does not recommend and Epidemiology (H1N1) in 2009 to travel restrictions.

Of a pandemic influenza virus has spread around the world. There is no scientific reason to delay international travel, in order to reduce the spread of infection. The global public health response to minimize the impact of HIV preventive measures, through focused, more equitable access to appropriate medical care, and to help countries as they develop and implement their public health care programs.

Scientific research shows that the mathematical model-based restrictions on travel will be very limited or no interest to stop the spread of diseases. Historical records prior to an influenza pandemic, as well as the experience of SARS to verify this point.

Passengers who are sick should be with their health care providers.


WHO recommends screening at the national ports of entry, and to detect whether the sick people to travel?
No. WHO does not believe immigration screening would strive to reduce the spread of this disease. At the national level, however, to take measures to address public health risks is the decision of national authorities, according to the International Health Regulations 2005.

States to take measures, significant interference with international traffic (such as the delay in more than 24 hours, or to refuse entry or exit of the country's passenger aircraft passengers) must be provided to WHO public health reasoning and evidence for their own behavior. WHO will follow up its members on these issues in all countries.

Visitors should always be treated with dignity and respect for their human rights.

How can I protect the influenza pandemic of travel, I myself?
Travelers can protect themselves and others through simple preventive measures, also apply to travel and daily life. To prevent people who are coughing and sneezing distance. Cover your cough, sneeze. Hand-washing with soap and water, and avoid contact with your eyes and mouth as much as possible. Once again, do not travel, if you are sick

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