What can I do to prevent the spread of infection?

The best way to protect yourself is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are some simple everyday preventative steps you can take. The World Health Organization recommends the following:

1. Wash hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser

2. Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, then bin it

3. Avoid close contact with people who have fever or cough

4. If you have a Fever, cough or trouble breathing, see a doctor immediately

5. Avoid contact with live animals

6. Don’t eat raw or undercooked animal products