5 steps to Prevent MERS


Around 400 deaths  and more than 1,000 cases of MERS have been confirmed in 25 countries till june this year, according to the World Health Organization.These are some 5  simple tips for preventing middle east respiratory syndrome

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid personal contact, such as kissing, or sharing cups or eating utensils, with sick people.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects, such as doorknobs.

Source: CDC site

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