DOH Health Bulletin to the Public.

The Upper Respiratory Infection affecting China at present is quite serious. The virus causing it is very potent and is resistant to existing antibiotics. (the virus is not bacterial infection hence cannot be treated by antibiotics).

The prevention method now is to keep your throat moist, do not let your throat dry up. Thus do not hold your thirst because once your membrane in your throat is dried, the virus will invade into your body within 10 mins.

Drink 50-80cc warm water, 30-50cc for kids, according to age. Every time you feel your throat is dry, do not wait, keep water in hand. Do not drink plenty at one time as it does not help; instead, continue to keep the throat moist. Till the end of March, do not go to crowded places, wear a mask as needed especially in the train or public transportation.

Avoid fried or spicy food and load up vitamin C.

The symptoms/ description are:

1. Repeated high fever.
2. Prolonged coughing after fever.
3. Children are more prone.
4. Adults usually feel uneasy, headache and mainly respiratory-related illnesses.

This illness is highly contagious. Let’s continue to pray and wait for further notice about the infection.