Planning a travel ? Whether for a vacation or for business and work, travel is an integral part of today’s lifestyle

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People travel more often than before.

People who travel overseas have a 50 % chance of acquiring a travel related illness. Most common are water and food borne illnesses such as diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis, hepatitis . Mosquito borne illnesses are also very likely especially in certain geographical regions, forest reserves and game sanctuaries. Here are some diseases that are possible to acquire during travel to specific regions, other than the common gastrointestinal infection spread from infected water, food such as diarrhea, dysentery, gastroenteritis and typhoid.

  • African Tick-Bite Fever

  • African Trypanosomiasis (African Sleeping Sickness)

  • Avian Flu (Bird Flu)

  • Chikungunya

  • Dengue

  • Diphtheria

  • Ebola

  • Flu (Influenza)

  • HIV

  • Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Hepatitis C

  • Hepatitis E

  • Japanese Encephalitis

  • Leptospirosis

  • Malaria

  • Measles

  • Meningococcal Disease (Neisseria meningitidis)

Apart from these, eating unhealthy foods during travel and discontinuing exercise can be dangerous for people with pre existing health conditions such as diabetes, heart ailments or other chronic conditions.

While taking necessary preventive vaccinations and protecting against bug and mosquito bites are very important, it is also critical to eat healthy during a travel and exercise or stay as active as possible.

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