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People travelling abroad issued advice on bird flu

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 09 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:570
  1. Michael Day
  1. London

    England has joined other European countries in advising people on how to avoid the H5N1 strain of avian influenza, as the virus continues its spread eastwards.

    Liam Donaldson, the chief medical officer for England, said that although H5N1 infections had not yet been reported in the UK it was “important that travellers from the UK have clear factual information to assist them.” A leaflet made available last week in general practices, health centres, and air and sea ports in England tells people travelling abroad not to visit bird or poultry farms and markets, to avoid close contact with live or dead poultry, not …

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