Deadly Disease Carrier

Yellow fever, Zika, Dengue, and Chikungunya are all viruses that are transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The virus, in the saliva of the mosquito, is transmitted to humans when probing or feeding. All of these diseases can become very serious. Only yellow fever can be prevented by vaccination. Insect bite prevention is essential when travelling where local transmission exists. Protective measures such as long sleeved clothing, and using a DEET or picaridin repellent are an excellent idea during the day, when this mosquito is active. In the case of Zika, sexual transmission is also possible and the World Health Organization recommends safer sex practices or abstinence during and fo

30-70% Travellers Afflicted with Diarrhea

Bacterial pathogens account for 80-90% of all cases of traveller's diarrhea, most likely due to poor hygiene practices in restaurants. While it is still a good idea to follow the mantra "boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it," studies have demonstrated these precautions have a minimal impact on reducing illness. ​ Medications to treat and prevent traveller's diarrhea may be among the most important things to pack when travelling. Click here for additional non-drug measures that are wise precautions.

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