April 6, 2013
Singapore's health ministry on Saturday issued an
advisory for travellers returning from China's bird flu-hit provinces to
look out for certain symptoms, though it fell short of advising against
travelling to these provinces.
The ministry said that travellers who have gone to Shanghai, Anhui,
Jiangsu and Zhejiang should look out for symptoms of respiratory
illness, such as fever and cough.
They are advised to seek early medical attention if ill with such symptoms and inform doctors of their travel history.
The ministry also advised travellers to the affected areas in China
to remain vigilant, observe good personal hygiene, and try to avoid
direct contact with poultry, birds or their droppings.