27 Jan 2016

Avian flu advice for travellers going to China

Travellers should be aware of the risk of avian flu when travelling to China for Chinese New Year Avian flu advice for travellers going to China

NaTHNaC and Public Health England (PHE) are reminding travellers of the avian flu risk in China and advising how they can protect themselves. Human cases of avian flu are currently being reported in China and the majority ofthese cases had close contact with birds.

Advice for travellers

Although the risk to UK travellers going to affected areas remains very low, anyone planning to visit mainland China, Hong Kong or Taiwan should avoid exposure to wild birds and poultry. This includes staying away from live bird or animal markets and poultry farms. More information and advice is available at Avian flu advice for travellers going to China.

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