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If your travel plans include outdoor activities, take these steps to stay safe and healthy during your trip.
Most animals avoid people, but they may attack if they feel threatened, are protecting their young or territory, or if they are injured or ill.
Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of healthy citizens in foreign countries.
Follow these tips to avoid getting sick or spreading illness to others while traveling:
Bugs (including mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies) can spread diseases (including Zika, dengue, and Lyme disease), many of which cannot be prevented or treated with a vaccine or medicine.
Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home, and always stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
Before you leave
Plan for how you will get health care during your trip, should the need arise:
Unclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Reduce your risk by sticking to safe food and water habits.
Diseases such as HIV infection and hepatitis B, can be spread through body fluids, such as saliva, blood, vomit, and semen.
Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and Tanzania.
Our biological clock is usually synchronised with local time so that we feel hungry in the morning and sleepy in the evening.
Jet lag is a common condition that sometimes occurs after long distance flights. It is the result of your body finding it difficult to adjust to a new time zone.
Yellow fever is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes in parts of Africa and South America. Vaccination is safe and effective and is a legal requirement for people travelling through infected areas. Avoiding mosquito bites is also recommended to reduce the risk of catching yellow fever or other mosquito-borne diseases.