Precautions to Take Before Traveling

Anadolu Medical Center Infectious Diseases Specialist Assoc. Dr. Elif Hakko, “Many people come to the doctor because of tourist diarrhea at the holidays. Tourists should pay attention to diarrhea as well as malaria, yellow fever, cholera, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, pneumonia, and flu. Hakko explained the precautions that could be taken at the holiday.

“The most common infections that come to mind are tourist diarrhea, malaria, yellow fever, cholera, hepatitis A and B, typhoid, pneumonia, and flu. The necessary vaccinations should be made according to the destination to be visited. The selection of vaccinations is based on the country to be traveled, the immune status of the person, the previous vaccinations, the seriousness of the infection, the side effects of the vaccine itself.

Wash hands frequently to protect from diarrhea, closed bottles should be preferred waters. Iced beverages made from tap water and tap water should not be drunk and should be avoided from food that may be risky such as unpacked food, seafood, uncooked meats, unsalted fruit sauces, and salads.”

HG

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