Before, During, AfterPosted on: February 25, 2020
As many of us begin planning trips for Spring Break, and even for the summer ahead, concerns over the coronavirus have drawn notice across several countries and continents in recent weeks, prompting AAA to issue a reminder for travelers about the safest ways to prepare before going, while traveling, and after returning. And to help quell the fears of epidemic proportions, AAA is also reminding travelers, and non-traveling locals that beyond the coronavirus, which has taken roughly 3,000 lives around the globe, the traditional flu has taken 16,000 lives already this season. Meaning that we should take it serious, but avoid a panic.
- Get vaccinated. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly, preferably in the fall.
- People should get vaccinated at least two weeks before travel, because it takes two weeks for vaccine immunity to develop.
- Monitor activity and get the shots you need for the countries you’re visiting.
- Do not travel if you are sick with flu-like symptoms. These symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, and fatigue. Stay home until at least 24 hours after you no longer have fever symptoms.
- Stay aware of travel advisories and alerts. Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at step.state.gov.
- Read more tips for travelers from the CDC.
- Stay hydrated to keep your nasal passages moist, which helps protect you from viruses and bacteria.
- Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after touching surfaces that are likely to have germs.
- Avoid touching your face. Germs need a point of entry like eyes, nose or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with sick people.
- Closely monitor your health for 7 days. If you become ill with flu symptoms, seek medical attention if they are severe.
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