The recommended steps people should take to protect themselves are the same as those to avoid flu and any other similar respiratory infections. You should maintain good hand, respiratory and personal hygiene and should avoid visiting animal and bird markets or people who are ill with respiratory symptoms.
Below are the WHO recommendations:
- Frequently wash your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or warm water and soap
- Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when sneezing or coughing
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever or cough
- Seek early medical help if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, and share your travel history with healthcare providers