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Tips to prevent transmission of the MERS virus

Warning. 

Do you already know the MERS virus that has caused many deaths in Saudi Arabia?

Since the year 2012 the Middle East Corona virus Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has plagued the plains of Saudi Arabia, killing 102 people, including foreigners such as Egyptian and Indonesian, even an American citizen had been killed by the deadly MERS virus. There are a variety of ways taken to curb the spread of this virus, one of them with prevention. Although no travel warnings from your country or from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you should postpone your trip to Saudi Arabia, though you will worship in the holy land of Mecca.
 
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MERS virus. Image: abclocal.go.com
It has been reported that this virus was first transmitted in Arabia by camel to man, so that most casualties were in Arabia and spread to neighboring Arab countries, such as Egypt, Kuwait and even Europe. The main symptom of this virus is the flu, fever, and a cough that is almost similar to the SAR, which is also a deadly virus.

For those of you who will travel to Saudi Arabia in order to both Umrah and other purposes, it is advisable to be aware of the Corona virus transmission or MERS. Take care of your health, and wear a mask if you're in the territory of Saudi Arabia, and avoid direct contact with people with flu, fever or cough in the country.
 
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Do not hang out with a camel for a while. Image: dailymail.co.uk
How MERS Corona virus spread can be explained as follows:

1. Transmission fluid through the patient sneezes or coughs.
2. Transmission through touch objects contaminated.
3. Direct contact with patients who have been exposed by the Corona virus.

And how to protect yourself from contracting the virus can also be transmitted through the air. Here are ways and tips to avoid so that you are not infected by the virus MERS, which is as mentioned below:

1. Behavior and healthy lifestyle, for example, always wash hands with antiseptic soap (anti-bacterial). Immediately contact medical personnel if you have health problems such as fever, cough, and difficulty breathing (shortness of breath), because these symptoms could be MERS Corona virus.

2. Protect yourself from infection, do not touch or do a direct box with a patient, and do not meet the camels, even if you wanted to take pictures with these cute animals.
 
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MERS virus in Saudi Arabia. Image: guardianlv.com
3. Use a handkerchief when coughing or sneezing , and close the mouth and nose when it happens , then immediately dispose of the used handkerchief into the trash , or wash the handkerchief with the laundry soap . If there is no handkerchief , then use hands to cover it , do not use the palm of the hand . Highly recommended you bring tissue paper inside a handbag or pants pocket , so you always have supplies to clean the snot out of your nose .

4. Always remember wash your hands before and after handling food , and when meeting with patients or after you hold their personal equipment.

5. Besides maintaining the cleanliness of the body or behavior of living clean and healthy, it must eat regularly, and make sure you enjoy sufficient rest, then it can keep your immune system.

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Healthy living to prevent the virus. Image: sedonaobserver.com
6 . Please consider to prepare for a vitamin or food supplement you take regularly, so you get enough, in addition to healthy food has always been you eat every day.

7. It is important to exercise regularly, you should be able to take the time to exercise even if you are busy.

8. Sure in your diet is always a vegetables and fruits are rich in fiber and contains anti -oxidants, so that you can live a healthier, not susceptible to the flu or other illnesses .

If you have a business purpose or any other purpose to Saudi Arabia and in the surrounding country, make sure you get enough information about the last state in the country, so you can take the right decision before you buy a plane ticket. Perhaps you need to turn your holiday destination to other best holiday destination such as Europe, Bali or Australia, so you can avoid viruses that originating from the Middle East.