November 30, 2005
Bird Flu and Travelling
Will be going to an Asian country for holiday in December.
At first I was a little worried about bird flu. But then I thought:
The present situation (bird flu) may continue as it is for weeks or months. After that if the situation improves and the threat diminishes, then well and good. On the other hand, if the situation gets worse and the epidemic starts with human to human transmission, then you cannot go anywhere for years. So this is not a bad time to travel if you have been planning to do so.
Furthermore, the risk is very low if you are not living in a farm with a lot of fowl.
Nonetheless, precautions should be taken like eating well-cooked poultry and eggs. Personal hygiene should also be taken seriously.