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Viruses and diseases develop and mutate in parallel with scientific progress.
Nowadays, 36 hours are enough to fly around the world on an airplane. And for the same amount of time, it takes viruses to fly with us from one side of the Earth to the other. More than 700 million people travel the planet every year. A significant part of tourists aims to travel to developing countries. These people are at greatest risk and often become carriers of infection when they return home.
To avoid danger, you must take precautions before you start.
To reduce the risk of diseases abroad, ideally, you should contact your doctor 4-6 weeks before you leave, telling him about the countries you are going to visit.
Among the moments that need to be considered are allergies to food and medicine, the current state of health.
Depending on the route and purpose of the trip, be sure to evaluate the risk factors:
- food and water (in many countries of poor quality)
- local climate (excessive humidity / dry air, too high temperatures)
- local animals and parasites
- epidemiological situation and most common diseases
- Presence/absence of the medicines you need
- the possibility of contracting AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases.
So, if you decide to go on a trip, check how you are doing with the vaccinations provided by the national medical program.
In particular, vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, hepatitis B are mandatory in many countries. In addition, doctors strongly recommend having vaccinations against measles, mumps, and rubella.
Then, depending on the purpose of the appointment, your doctor will prescribe inoculations or preventive measures against certain diseases.
Today in no country in the world does not require information about vaccination against smallpox and cholera. Although one certificate in some countries is usually asked - about the vaccination against yellow fever.
Check with your travel agent about mandatory and recommended vaccination when buying a tour!
As you know, the exotic countries of Asia and Africa are especially attractive for tourists. Among the most common ailments in these regions are chikungunya, a serious viral disease, which can be recognized by a strong fever.
The carriers of the infection are mosquitoes, so their bites should be avoided, using mosquito nets, insecticides, repellents and reliable clothing. If, after returning from such a trip, you are concerned about fever and severe pain, you should immediately consult a doctor.
The same tips are suitable for Dengue fever, very common in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Australia. This virus disease is carried by mosquitoes and can cause serious hemorrhagic complications. Vaccines for Dengue fever today does not exist.
With regard to malaria, in each country in the endemic zone, it is recommended to do special chemoprophylaxis, depending on the type and degree of pharmacological resistance of parasites present there.
Doctors are strongly advised regardless of host country:
- do not drink raw and tap water
- Do not eat in dubious establishments that do not comply with strict sanitary standards
- do not eat unwashed fruits and vegetables
- Do not abuse the exotic, unusual for you kitchen
- Do not try to sunbathe in the sun on the first days of vacation.
One of the most important moments in the journey is the security of documents. We strongly recommend you retain and carry their documents in a separate bag, which must lie nearby. Meet Travel Wallet & Passports Holder with RFID Blocking. The bag has a handle, the length of which can be adjusted. You can hang it around your neck or shoulder. You will not have to hold it in his hands. Bag with zipper. Inside a lot of pockets for cards and passports. There is a small pocket for small items, such as USB flash drive, which is also on the snake. For the money and important papers, there is an inner pocket with zipper. There is also a lock, which can be attached keys. Even in the bag has pockets for ID cards, where you can put a driver's license. The advantages of this bag are that it can put a lot of things and they will always be in the manner and under your supervision.
We wish you a pleasant journey and we hope that observance of these rules will help you to receive only positive emotions from the trips.