Here are 4 key tips for staying healthy on your trip!
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DURING YOUR TRIP
① Take Your Medications
Take all the medicines you usually take when you are at home.
Take your anti-malarial medication (if prescribed). All anti-malarial medications
start before your trip and continue after your return.
② Protect Yourself from Bug and Animal Bites
Avoid bug bites; use an insect repellent that contains at least 20% DEET.
Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, closed shoes, and hats, as much as possible.
Do not touch animals you don’t know, even if they look safe.
Seek immediate medical attention if you are bitten or scratched by any animal.
③ Be Careful What You Eat
Drink beverages that have been bottled and sealed and avoid ice.
Eat food that is fully cooked and served hot.
Wash your hands often or use a hand sanitizer frequently.
If you have diarrhea with fever or blood, take your anti-diarrheal antibiotic and seek medical care.
④ Road and Motor Vehicle Safety
Always wear a seatbelt.
Wear a helmet when you ride a bike or motorcycle.
Look for oncoming traffic in both directions.
Avoid overcrowded buses and cars.
Avoid driving at night on unfamiliar roads.
AFTER YOUR TRIP
Seek medical attention if you develop a fever during your trip or after your return.
Follow-up with a health care provider if you were seriously injured or ill during your trip