In Shanghai, H7N9 avian influenza patients increased day by day. Many foreigners who live in Shanghai worry about this flu.

How can infection with H7N9 bird flu virus be prevented?  Please refer below WHO (World Health Organization) information.

Although both the source of infection and the mode of transmission are uncertain, it is prudent to follow basic hygienic practices to prevent infection. They include hand and respiratory hygiene and food safety measures.

1. Hand hygiene
Wash your hands before, during, and after you prepare food; before you eat; after you use the toilet; after handling animals or animal waste; when your hands are dirty; and when providing care when someone in your home is sick.Wash your hands with soap and running water when visibly dirty; if not visibly dirty, wash your hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand cleanser.

2. Respiratory hygiene
Cover your mouth and nose with a medical mask, tissue, or a sleeve or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing; throw the used tissue into a closed bin immediately after use; perform hand hygiene after contact with respiratory secretions.

And what is “bird influenza” called in Chinese ? We call it “禽流感” ( qin2 liu2 gan3).

Shanghai Chinese Tutor – Collabo Learning Center