Health & Medical Considerations all travelers should visit their personal physician 4-8 weeks before departure. ask your doctor about the following:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Yellow fever
- MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
- Meningococcal Meningitis (Africa/Asia)
- Japanese encephalitis (Asian regions)
- Malaria pills (equatorial regions)
- Altitude sickness/Diamox pills (for high altitude travel/trekking)
- Prescriptions you’re currently taking
- EKG testing
For Health you would like any medication whatsoever, you would like to supply your own and be able to administer it yourself. Medical supplies in other countries aren’t reliable or guaranteed.
Bring adequate supplies of all medications in their original containers, clearly labeled. Carry a signed, dated letter from the primary physician describing all medical conditions and listing all medications, including generic names.
You will need a yellow jack Certificate of Vaccination for these countries **
Dengue Fever has been reported in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. dengue could also be a severe, flu-like illness, but seldom causes death.
Insect protection measures are essential altogether in areas where malaria is reported. the quantity of cases of malaria has risen sharply in recent years, due partially to internal migration and thus the spread of irrigation for rice and cotton farming.
Wear long sleeves, long pants, hats and shoes (rather than sandals). Apply insect repellents containing 20-35% DEET (N, N-diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide) or 20% picaridin (Bayrepel) to exposed skin (but to not the eyes, mouth, or open wounds).
We recommend that you simply always drink bottled or treated water.
Trekking could also be a strenuous adventure and can not be undertaken if you’ve any health conditions which may put you in peril. you’re strongly advised to consult your physician for a radical medical check-up and clearance before attempting a trek within the mountain. If you’re over 50 years old, ask your doctor about doing a “stress EKG”.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (for High Altitude Trekking)
Many people will experience the results of high altitude. Take precautions to avoid hypoxia if you’re vulnerable to it. make sure to undertake a hot tea or an infusion of coca leaves on arrival at altitude. During your first day crawl and eat lightly, resting the first few hours.
Travel to high altitudes is typically not recommended for those with a history of heart disease, lung disease, or red blood corpuscle disease.
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Center for Disease Control (CDC) Traveler Information Center
Travelers Vaccines for U.S. Residents
Health Recommendations for Travel around the World