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Table 1 Frequency and percentage of websites reporting recommendations consistent with WHO (total number of websites: 147 [13])

From: Surfing the web during pandemic flu: availability of World Health Organization recommendations on prevention

Recommendation no. (%)
Prevention measures  
avoid touching mouth and nose 98 (66.67%)
hand cleaning 116 (78.91%)
avoid close contact with sick people 91 (61.90%)
reduce time spent in crowds 86 (59.86%)
improve airflow in living place 30 (20.41%)
practice good health habits 43 (29.25%)
Mask wearing indications  
if you are not sick: mask not needed 82 (59.86%)
caregivers: mask needed when in close contact 76 (51.70%)
if you are sick: mask needed when in close contact/travel 74 (50.34%)
If you have the illness  
stay at home 114 (77.55%)
take rest and drink fluids 67 (45.58%)
avoid contact with other people 92 (62.59%)
cover mouth-nose with a tissue when coughing-sneezing 110 (74.83%)
dispose your tissue after using it 111 (75.51%)
if you do not have a tissue, cover mouth-nose with crook of elbow 46 (34.01%)
clean your hands after sneezing 96 (65.31%)
inform family and friend about your illness 26 (17.69%)
contact a health professional before travelling to health facility 47 (31.97%)
do not stop breastfeeding 61 (41.50%)
Eating pork is safe 88 (59.86%)
No travelling restriction related to pandemic 71 (49.66%)