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Travel Healthy – Tips to Come Home Without the Flu

Whether for holidays, vacation, or adventure, you should always take steps to stay healthy. The rigidity of the journey itself, with interrupted sleep cycles, fatigue, changes in diet and activity can make you susceptible to illness.

Here are some precautions you should take:

Vaccines and Drugs

If you are traveling to certain areas of the world, specifically vaccines may be advisable or even necessary. These include yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis, encephalitis and meningitis vaccines. Check with your travel destination guide or consulate if this is an actual visa requirement.

The typhoid vaccine is very important when you are traveling abroad.

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For those who plan to be outdoors, the rabies vaccine may be a good idea. Also, many people have received routine immunizations for tetanus; protection not faded yet. If it's been over 5 years since your last tetanus shot, we highly recommend getting one another.

Malaria is a problem in many tropical and tropical parts of the world is close and there are antibiotics that you can take before you travel is significantly lower or eliminate the risk of catching it.

If you are going into an area and are not sure of the quality or access to good medical care, it is certainly helpful to talk with a doctor experienced in travel-related medical problems. The doctor may suggest keeping certain medications with you and educate you about the "just in case" scenario because you might need it.

Whether you are traveling abroad or at home, different places have different strains of flu virus floating around. Although the flu vaccine does not cover every single strain, it offers protection from many strains and may be a good idea to get before you leave.