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Viral Flu Warning for Travellers to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
PORT MORESBY: Papua New Guinea's National Capital District Health Services (NCDHS) is warning travellers and residents that the city is currently experiencing a seasonal viral flu epidemic due to the change of weather from the wet season to the dry one.

It has advised that this should continue for a month and eventually cease.

According to the services, its symptoms are cough, runny nose, sneezing, itchy throat, aches, feeling tired or unwell, saying those affected should recover within a week or two.

It is calling on the people to take public health measures to avoid transmission and that is to cover mouth (with hand or handkerchief), wash their hands and avoid air conditioner to stop it spreading at workplace.

On personal health measures, NCDHS is encouraging them to take fluid water, Panadol if their body aches, warm water, avoid ice water, rest, have fruits (i.e. orange, and water melon), and take herbs boiled in hot water or drink warm water with moringa and lemon grass with some honey.

“If you are feeling unwell or experiencing persistent cough or sore throat, seek medical help from any medical clinics or hospital,” it warned.

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