Dear travelers, this is a very important and required entry for during the journey regarding health and our welfare. Several factors lead to a safe trip, and one of the most significant is the knowledge and understanding of circumstances that could reach us in various corners of the Earth (although they don’t have to be preventive at all!) Discovering fresh, mostly unknown locations is awesome, but somewhere in this Euro-FIA, an ambush, nuts taking pictures of subsequent landscapes and trying out the next exotic dishes, there has to be a place to take care of yourself rationally.
If anyone thinks he is untouchable and only beautiful situations happen in film on holiday or on a journey of dreams, he is unfortunately wrong. Whatever the intent and essence of our journey, taking care of health must is the number one of all activities. The frequency of trips increases during the holiday period but this trend is changing slowly and travel appears throughout the year. And these are increasingly rural, tropical and culturally diverse areas. This means that we must be well prepared for all possible circumstances-particularly in a new location, so that we can easily enjoy the journey.
The quality of life and sanitary conditions in Europe are very high and we are used to it and sometimes we don’t know how many aspects that we need to pay attention to during a stay in another country, particularly one that is less developed, has a different bacterial flora or diseases that don’t occur in our home country.
Let’s also overturn the idea that we can wave our hand for proper planning with quick journeys, such as in Europe. Whether we are heading to Croatia for a week or a month’s trip to the Amazon doesn’t matter. The health care, protection and generally understood travel prophylaxis standards refer to EVERYWHERE.
Note that pre-departure vaccines are the foundation, but the vaccines themselves do not protect us from infection, so our main purpose is to avoid infection of any disease. And we have some health laws in day-to-day operating for that.
That’s why we collected the most important rules travelers need to know and apply for all. There is nothing worse than being sick on the lane, because we agree.
We should think about water in the first place. It is polluted water and food served on it which is one of the most common causes of traveler disease. Particularly in poorly developed countries, which is a frequent destination for exotic travel? Diseases that can be infected with infected water.
Cooking water is the easiest way to treat it, since it kills all pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. If water cannot be boiled (e.g. during survival expeditions), chemical treatment agents containing iodine, chlorine or silver compounds, or modern micro filtering filters (portable point-of-use) are worth obtaining.
- RULES DO IN REMEMBER
- Only drink bottled water
Buy water in a bottle, not one that will be served either in a jug or directly in a bowl, also at restaurants.
Watch out! In India for example witnessed cases where the water sold in street a kiosk was poured out from the well into plastic bottles, and then the cork was melted with a lighter to make it appear pre-bottled!). There’s a patent for it: always firmly squeeze the bottle with water, if the cork doesn’t explode, that means the bottle was closed at the factory and you can drink it confidently.
- Stop ice-drinks from an unknown source
As you know about bottled water, but how hot it is, man pays no mind to the fact that tap water can be contained in our juice or drink as well. Inspecting the water supply it uses sounds like a miracle, but the basic rules never drink ice-cold drinks in the tropics, it can be felt and the question of questioning whether it will really be nice water would vanish when the hand takes away.
- Clean vegetables and fruits with boiled or filtered water
Note-the same idea of using ice-washing food with tap water or well is no different from drinking it, as bacteria and viruses would still stay in the milk. Still take them out, even after washing. You can also use boiling water to burn the skin which will kill most of the germs.
- Remove foods that weren’t cooked enough
High temperatures and humidity, as well as poor conditions for food storage, make it susceptible to a rise in the number of microorganisms which can cause infection. This applies especially to meat, eggs, seafood, and dairy products. Should not consume under-cooked food and food that you are not sure it has received heat treatment, or has been out of the fridge for a long time, for example. It is not difficult to travel contrary to appearances, for example stalls in Southeast Asia are a breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Only look at the raw meat or fish, which lies on the counter-tops for several hours without a refrigerator, and can turn an alarm light on you. Another example-Cuba and the popular whipped cream cakes sell at 30 degrees on the street (without a fridge). We’re certainly saying NO to those treats.
- Beware of street restaurants and stalls
You’re going to be shocked right now, because you’re not going to try local food at the places where most of the local people eat and typically really cheap. We are not saying no, but watch out. Try to pick those where there’s a lot of traffic, so the food has to be prepared daily, so choose the cooked so fried dishes. Furthermore, be careful what these dishes are served-ideally; they are disposable plates and cutlery, and not reusable plastic, for example. What you have to do is look closely at the position to see that your plate was just about rinsed in a big bowl of water after the predecessor that’s been around for many hours, and it contains more bacteria than you can imagine.
- Brush your teeth with bottled water or boil them
Sounds fantasy? But that is not so. Any seasoned traveler would tell you that bringing a bottle of mineral water into the bathroom is the first moment you arrive at an exotic destination. Remember about her, for example, when brushing your teeth, because we don’t have a reflex to rinse your mouth with bottled water. So if you think it’s too much, always, but always close your mouth washing your mouth or bathing in the shower (and then dry your face and mouth area with a towel) by mistake, don’t drink the water. Still we try to stop the same tap water, and even one drop is enough to poison.
- Wash your hands regularly, and clean them still
Frequent washing shortens life-the adage says but this time not. Hand grooming is a simple absolute. Wash them always before eating, and use soap. Also, remember to dry your hands with a towel-for the same reasons as above-to avoid contact with the mouth or eating with water. Then, best of all, every traveler-an alcohol-based disinfectant gel-must have a MUST HAVE with you, and use it right after you wash your hands.
Insects are truly a tough opponent. There’s plenty of them, they’re small and “rush at the speed of light.” Their intrusiveness isn’t limited to skin bubbles or excessive ringing over the ear. Insects are one of the most dangerous carriers of infectious diseases like malaria, flu, dengue or encephalitis in Japan. Contrary to appearances, you need only one bite of an insect to get infected. And those diseases are nasty and there is currently no vaccine available for some of them (e.g. malaria or dengue). It means prevention is our only weapon, or in short, don’t let yourself bite. Because we suppose the most efficient method minimizes the risk, Not indulging in places at risk of morbidity (unfortunately, much of the world nowadays and everything we call tropics).