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Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases

Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases Prevention of Infectious Diseases in Everyday Life and While Traveling Abroad www.easylaw.go.kr Easy to Find, Practical Law Logo


How can we prevent the spread of infectious diseases?


How to prevent in everyday life By properly washing your hands, you can prevent 50-70% of infectious disease outbreaks such as SARS, MERS, influenza and epidemic eye infections.


How to prevent in everyday life When coughing or sneezing, cover your mouth and nose such as with a tissue. Wear a mask if you have fever and show respiratory symptoms (such as coughing, sore throat and runny nose).


How to prevent before traveling abroad
√ Check in advance whether the travel destination has any risk factors, and make sure to get vaccinated as well as to pack preventive and first-aid medicines. 
If necessary, you should consult your doctor.
√ For country-specific recommendations, go to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) website .


How to prevent while traveling abroad √ Wash your hands with soap before you eat. √ Drink only bottled, boiled and carbonated water. √ Avoid eating street food. √ Eat only fully-cooked food.


How to prevent while traveling abroad √ Use insect repellents. √ Wear long sleeves and a hat outdoors. √ Stay in a room with window screens or air conditioning.


For detailed legal information, please refer to 「Preventing and Managing Infectious Diseases」 in easylaw.go.kr


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