Prevention of Diseases During Travel

Prevention of Diseases During Travel

We know by now that we need to eat the right foods, need to work out, and do stuff that is healthy for us. Because maintaining good health does not happen by accident, it requires work and smart lifestyle choices. But sometimes when we wake up at 6 am to hit the gym before work or shunning the donuts in breakfast, it’s easy to lose sight of for what are we doing all these. So here are some top articles choices that can keep you motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle and keep diseases at bay.

Prevention of Diseases During Travel

Travelers (especially traveler from a developed country to a developing or underdeveloped country) are at high risk of contacting many diseases compare to the local population. Many of the diseases are infectious diseases and many are not related to disease agents. All the risks are due to indulgent of travelers to different activities in the place of their travel.

Travelers are at high risk of contacting an STD (sexually transmitted disease). Recent studies show that large number of travelers engage in casual sex and they can get reluctant to use condom consistently and get infected with STDs. To prevent STD all travelers should use condom during casual sex and also carry condom with them. Use of condom can also prevent spread of HIV. In USA an increasing number of travelers are diagnosed with schistosomiasis. Travelers should avoid bathing, swimming or wading in freshwater lakes, streams, or rivers in parts of tropical South America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

Prevention of travel associated injuries or injury during travel is also very important as study shows that the chances of getting injury is much higher among travelers. Common-sense precautions should be taken during travel like not riding a motor cycle without a helmet, avoiding overcrowded public transport etc. A traveler should not travel in developing countries by road after dark (especially alone), particularly in rural areas. Traveler should not go out of his/her shelter after dark and alone. Travelers are cautioned to avoid walking barefoot because of the risk of hookworm infection and Strongyloides infection and snake bites. Excessive alcohol use has been a significant factor in drowning, assaults, injuries and not to mention the chances of increased motor vehicle accidents. Excess alcohol should be avoided during travel and also excessive “tasting” of local drinks, because travelers may get a bigger “kick” due to local alcoholic drinks.

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