What you should know about Travel-Related Diseases
What can I do to prevent travel-related diseases?
Learn about your destination, including the health risks relating to your trip.
Visit your doctor or a travel medicine specialist, ideally 4 to 6 weeks before departing.
Talk to your doctor about how to protect yourself from illness and injury while travelling.
Take vaccines if any are recommended or required.
If you are visiting a maleria-risk area, be sure to continue taking your
antimalarial drug for 4 weeks (doxycycline or mefloquine) or 7 days (atovaquone/proguanil - discuss with doctor)
after leaving the risk area.
Remember to pack all regular prescription medications, plus any recommended medications,
insect repellents, and other supplies.
Be careful about food and water, and wash your hands often with soap and water.
What symptoms or signs should prompt medical evaluation during travel?
Diarrhea and a fever above 39°C.
Fever or flu-like illness if you are visiting a maleria-risk area.