Frequent washing of hands with soap and water/ alcohol hand sanitizer
Covering mouth and nose with tissue paper when coughing/ sneezing
Avoiding crowded places and those with symptoms of influenza
Avoiding contact greetings- hugs/ embraces/ kisses/ hand shakes, etc.
Those with symptoms suggestive of influenza should visit a health care facility at the earliest for early diagnosis and treatment.
Patients should be provided with three-layered surgical mask in hospitals.
Patient relatives do not need three layered surgical masks or N-95 respirator masks.
Not recommended for general public at present.
Recommended only for Health care workers working in close proximity to influenza patients:
- those working in casualty/ emergency department of hospitals treating influenza cases
- those working in ICU/ isolation wards managing influenza patients
- those identified for working in screening centres for categorization of patients, etc.