• If you visit a patient who has bird flu, follow the advice from the hospital staff to wear protective clothing, including a mask, gown, gloves, and goggles.
• Such special protective clothing is required when you have direct contact with the patient and/or the patient's environment.
• It is important that the protective mask fits properly. If it does not, seek advice from the hospital staff.
• When you leave the patient's room you must remove these items and wash your hands with soap and water.
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