5 steps to Prevent MERS

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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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