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The main route of transmission, you can prevent getting infected by avoiding close contact with people who show influenza-like symptoms (trying to maintain a distance of about 1 metre if possible) and taking the following measures:
Hygiene: Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose; clean hands thoroughly with soap and water, or cleanse them with an alcohol-based hand rub on a regular basis (especially if touching the eyes, mouth and nose, or surfaces that are potentially contaminated);
Keep Distance: avoid close contact with people who might be ill;
Avoid Crowd: reduce the time spent in crowded settings if possible;
Ventilation: improve airflow in your living space by opening windows;
Healthy Habits: practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food, and keeping physically active.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after coughing or sneezing.
Hand sanitizers with an alcohol base of 60% or greater are also effective: Using about two teaspoons, thoroughly rub fingers, hands, and wrists until dry – about 15 to 20 seconds.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people and limit non-essential travel to affected regions.
Exercise caution when traveling or participating in activities and events where large crowds are present.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Mask: If you feel you are at risk of exposure use NIOSH-certified disposable N95 respirator.