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2020/02/15 CDC Advises Travelers to Take Relevant Precautions Throughout Trip and After Returning to Taiwan

Taiwan CDC urges travelers planning to visit China recently to adhere the “5 Do’s and 6 Don’ts” guidelines to ward off infections. The “5 Do’s” include: consume only thoroughly cooked poultry and eggs; wash hands thoroughly with soap; wear a face mask and seek medical attention when symptoms develop; get vaccinated if you have long-term exposure to poultry; eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. The “6 Don’ts” include: don’t consume raw poultry, eggs, or poultry products; don’t smuggle or purchase poultry products from unknown sources; don’t touch or feed migratory birds or poultry; don’t release birds into the wild or randomly abandon them; don’t keep domesticated and wild poultry together; don’t visit poorly ventilated or crowded places.

If fever or influenza-like illness symptoms develop upon arriving in Taiwan, please voluntarily notify the airline crew and the quarantine officer at the quarantine station in the airport/port. For travelers who have visited China recently, if symptoms such as fever or acute respiratory tract symptoms develop within 10 days after returning to Taiwan, please call the Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline at 1922 to report the symptoms to the competent authority, put on a surgical mask and seek immediate medical attention. Moreover, please inform the physician of any history of travel, occupation, contact, and cluster (TOCC) to facilitate timely diagnosis, prompt case-reporting, and comprehensive treatment. For more information, please visit the Taiwan CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov.tw or call the toll-free Communicable Disease Reporting and Consultation Hotline, 1922 (or 0800-001922).