Recently, there are news regarding new viruses infecting human hosts:
1) influenza A/H7N9 in China and
2) novel coronavirus (NCoV) in the Arabian Peninsula and Middle East.
When traveling to affected areas, the public are advised to take note of the following:
Most cases of infected patients have signs of pneumonia (lung infection). Any person who has history of travel to or residence within the last 14 days at affected areas must observe for symptoms like fever, cough and shortness of breath.
And they should seek medical attention at the Emergency Department of TTSH (Tan Tock Seng Hospital). Or they should visit their family doctors for any signs and symptoms of flu.
Currently there are no vaccines for the above viruses. However, the seasonal flu vaccine should be considered if traveling overseas, particularly to affected areas.