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High Alert for Travelers! New Deadly Bird Flu in China

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This is high alert! If you're planning a trip to China, especially to Shanghai, this is necessary information. Please read the article! The breakout is in Shanghai and environs.

http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/12/17713083-deaths-from-new-bird-flu-underscore-grim-fears-reports-show?lite&ocid=msnhp&pos=1

Please take lots of hand sanitizer in those small 3-oz bottles and use often.

Please be very careful what you touch in China. And DON'T EAT RAW CHICKEN! Maybe just stay away from chicken dishes as much as possible, since half-raw chicken with the blood still showing is considered a delicacy sometimes.

Take all necessary preventive shots, especially those for tetanus and whatever the CDC recommends for China.

Here's the CDC site on preventative shots for China:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/china.htm

Take as many preventative shots as you can, even the malaria ones if your hospital/clinic agrees with the CDC list. Some of the preventative measures have to start months ahead of time. I always took as many preventative shots as possible, which is why I could travel so much throughout Asia for business.

So, one ounce of prevention is worth a pound of trouble. You can't be careful enough, even if the current cases don't seem to have anything to do with already dead chickens. The cost of the preventative shots are minimum compared with the illnesses that could be contracted.

Take care! We need you back on Fodors!



Don't know if this topic has been posted before, as I'm not often on the Asia Forum these days. If it has, my apologies.

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