A virus that has been killing Americans and spreading across the world is causing panic among tourists in Miami.
The virus is called H5N1 and is spreading from Florida to other countries.
While the virus has been contained, the public can still get sick and be infected by touching or inhaling the virus.
Here are the top five travel-related travel tips for people who want to avoid getting sick.
Avoiding mosquitoes The number of mosquitoes in Miami is so low that they’re now considered the most important mosquito control in the city, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The city’s mosquito control plan calls for keeping mosquitoes at least 1-inch long and not spraying on buildings.
Avoid flying If you have a pet that can carry the virus, you may want to consider bringing it with you, because the virus is transmitted by bites from other people, and there’s no vaccine.
To get rid of mosquitoes, close windows and doors, wear a mask and stay away from places where mosquitoes are active.
Wash your hands thoroughly before and after handling or eating mosquitoes, and avoid handling any dead mosquitoes.
Wear gloves when you bathe and avoid touching them.
To protect your eyes and mouth from the virus and for safety reasons, stay home on weekends and holidays, when mosquitoes are most active.
Do not eat insects or fruit outdoors if you can avoid it, and limit consumption to one bite at a time.
Avoid going into or around restaurants that sell fruit or dried fruits, especially if you are pregnant or nursing a baby.
Avoid eating in public parks, on public beaches, or on public transportation, because of the risk of infection.
Do your best to stay away and avoid areas where mosquitoes can transmit the virus to others.
Wash hands after touching surfaces.
Wear a mask to protect against getting infected by biting and getting bitten by mosquitoes.
Avoid touching mosquitoes or any live animals, and do not touch them in public.
Wear goggles to protect from mosquitoes and to keep them out of your eyes or mouth.
Avoid contact with water.
For most people, it’s best to avoid water and air in public areas such as parks and beaches, public transportation or swimming pools.
For people who have been exposed to the virus in the past, they may have an increased risk of catching the virus if they are dehydrated.
A person who has been dehydrated for more than 24 hours may be at an increased chance of catching it.
For example, if a person has been drinking water with a high amount of salt in it, the virus can be transmitted to their blood if they drink a large amount of water, especially at night.
If you are drinking a large quantity of water in the evening, it could also increase your risk of contracting the virus by spreading it from person to person.
To reduce the risk, wash your hands frequently, and drink plenty of fluids.
It’s best if you drink water in a small, clear bottle that has a cap or cap-type seal, such as a Coca-Cola can or a plastic bottle with a rubber seal.
Do NOT drink bottled water if you have the virus If you’ve been drinking bottled water, you should also wash your teeth frequently and use fluoride toothpaste.
Avoid foods that contain water-soluble vitamins and minerals, such a fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and you should limit the consumption of fruit juices and dairy products.
If these recommendations don’t help, talk to your doctor about other health concerns you might have.
Stay away from large crowds of people.
If large crowds are expected to congregate in areas that have been impacted by the virus for a long period of time, the risk for infection is high.
Do avoid crowded places such as schools, sports arenas, movie theaters, and shopping malls.
If the crowds are large, there may be an increased likelihood of spreading the virus as people congregate together.
Avoid taking taxis and public transportation If you’re traveling on a taxi, you might want to plan ahead and avoid picking up and dropping off passengers.
Instead, pick up passengers in taxis, or hire a private driver to pick up your passenger.
The safest way to avoid picking passengers up and drop them off is to use public transportation.
If it’s possible to avoid it by using public transportation for longer periods of time than you would with taxis, you can choose another form of transportation such as walking.
Keep an eye on your health If you think you might get sick from the flu or other diseases, do your best not to take any steps until you know if you or someone you know is sick.
Take a fever test, if available.
If your fever has been rising for longer than four days, you need to get tested.
For more information about the flu and how to get it, visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/flu/about/flu.htm.
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