Traveling Soon? Read This Important Health Alert
There are two issues to consider when traveling. One is obvious: are there any infectious diseases you should be aware of when you arrive at your travel destination? If you are traveling to Africa, for example, malaria may be a problem. In many South American countries, C. difficile is a potential health risk, as is dengue fever. In many countries, one form or another of influenza is circulating through the population and poses a health risk.
Before traveling, it’s important to get your doctor’s advice about any infectious diseases that exist at your travel destination. Your doctor can help best decide how to protect and/or inoculate you against these health risks.