A person sick with influenza A (H1N1) should take particular care to limit contact with those around them and particularly the elderly and infants, according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health.
This sick person should cover their nose and mouth with a single-use tissue when they sneeze, then throw it in a trash can.
People going on vacation abroad should comply with the recommendations issued by the local health authorities, and contact the embassy and consulate if necessary, according to these recommendations.
The Ministry of Health advises contacting center 15 in the event of symptoms: fever above 38°, body aches, great fatigue, cough and difficulty breathing. If the patient is abroad, the ministry advises him to consult a doctor there.
The statement recommends travelers going on holiday abroad to consult the recommendations on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The latter detail the epidemic situations of various countries among the most affected, such as the United Kingdom or countries in South America.
The Ministry of Health’s info’grippe platform is available to everyone on 0 825 302 302 (0.15 cents from a landline) or on +33 1 53 56 73 23, from abroad.
370 cases of influenza A have been recorded in France since the emergence of this influenza A virus, reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 24.