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Medical tips while Traveling

PREVENTING MALARIA

Malaria is a serious disease that spreads by the bite of certain mosquitoes. It occurs mainly in tropical and subtropical climates. Malaria can cause high fevers, shaking chills, flu-like symptoms, and anemia.

If you are traveling to an area where malaria is common, you may need to take medicines that prevent the disease. These medicines are taken before you leave, during your travel, and for a short period after you return. How well the medicines work varies. You should also take steps to prevent insect bites.

PREVENTING INSECT BITES

To prevent against bites from mosquitoes and other insects:

FOOD AND WATER SAFETY

You can get some types of infections by eating or drinking contaminated food or water. There is a high risk of infection from eating undercooked or raw foods.

Stay away from the following foods:

Drinking untreated or contaminated water can lead to infection. Only drink the following liquids:

OTHER STEPS TO PREVENT INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Clean your hands often. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based cleanser to help prevent infection.

Do not stand or swim in fresh-water rivers, streams, or lakes that have sewage or animal excrement in them which can lead to infection. Swimming in chlorinated pools is safe most of the time.

WHEN TO CONTACT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL

Diarrhea can sometimes be treated with rest and fluids. Your health care provider may give you an antibiotic to take on your trip in case you get sick with severe diarrhea while traveling.

Get medical care right away if:

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