|Tips to Cut SARS Risks(2003/04/16)|
A leading medical expert has issued a list of tips for travellers. The advice on how to stay healthy and cut the risk of contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) comes in the wake of the worldwide scare the disease has triggered.
Zeng Guang, a leading researcher with the Beijing-based Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said there were some elementary precautions people should take, the People's Daily reported. But his advice was not only confined to the risks posed following the outbreak of SARS, or atypical pneumonia, but for travellers in general. Travel ordinarily upsets a person's normal life rhythms and by creating more opportunities for contact with strangers, makes them more susceptible to diseases.