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About Deseses Related To Travel


Most of us wouldn’t think twice about the possibility of contracting deseses while travelling. Unfortunately, when we in a journey or travelling to new places, we find ourselves at higher risk of contracting deseses than if we had stayed at home. This is basically due to reasons such being in a different climatic condition, a different environment, closer contact with other people, eating in poor sanitary places or being faced with less hygienic facilities, among many other reasons that might cause travel related deseses.


It’s very vital that you check with your doctor before leaving on holiday or journey to new places for information on travel vaccinations which can be very essential in preventing a number of the common travel related deseses. However, these vaccines are not always available and other methods of prevention may be required. I would like to future some of the most common travel related deseses that you might encounter;


My first choice is Cholera. This is a disease caused by a bacteria transmitted to humans by food or water. Contamination sometimes happens when untreated sewerage is released into waterways and then that water is employed within the preparation of food. Symptoms embody severe muscle and abdomen cramps. Prevention includes sterilizing water before use by boiling and/or filtering.

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Secondly it’s the dengue fever is caused by a virus found in the tropics. It is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. It’s transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Symptoms embody headache, muscle pain, joint pain, and fever beside a bright red rash (although this is often not invariably present). Currently, there's no vaccine out there for the prevention of dengue fever therefore the best thanks to avoid this disease to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes in affected areas.

Next is Malaria which is an infectious disease and its one of the major killer deseses in tropical and sub-tropical areas? It usually caused. Symptoms embody fever, shivering, joint pain, and vomiting. No vaccine is currently out there for Malaria however; preventative medication are out there to assist cut back your risk of infection.

After Malaria another of the travel related deseses is Typhoid this is a common bacterial illness transmitted by ingested food or water contaminated by the feces of an infected person. Typical symptoms embody fever, headache, and diarrhea. You’ll be able to be vaccinated against typhoid fever and vaccination is usually recommended for individuals travelling to areas of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The last of the travel related deseses that I will future is the Yellow Fever. It’s a viral disease which unfolds primarily from mosquitoes. Most of its common symptoms include fever (as usual brings very high temperature to the body), headache, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and a slow pulse. Yellow fever is preventable by a vaccine which supplies immunity for around ten years. Vaccination could also be necessary for travelers who are bound to regions in Africa, South America, Central America, and also the Caribbean. This is just a tip of the iceberg. There are very many travel related deseses out there.

By Francis Kimiri Kimani Kimiri Kimani, published at 02/22/2012
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