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Potential medical problems can be broken down into several camps. Firstly there are the problems caused by extremes of temperature, altitude or motion. Then there are diseases and illnesses caused through poor environmental sanitation, insect bites and stings or animal and human contact. Simple cuts, bites and scratches can also cause problems.
Self-diagnosis and treatment can be risky, so wherever possible seek qualified help. Although we do specify drug dosages in this section, they are for emergency use only. Medical advice should be sought where possible before administering any drugs. An embassy or consulate can usually recommend a good place to go for such advice. So can five-star hotels, although they often recommend doctors with five-star prices. (This is when that medical insurance really comes in useful!) In some places standards of medical attention are so low that for some ailments the best advice is to get on a plane and go somewhere else.
Heat, Cold, High Altitude & Motion Sickness - Click for Detailed Information
Sunburn, Prickly Heat, Heat Exhaustion, Heat Stroke, Fungal Infections, Hypothermia, Altitude Sickness, Motion Sickness, Jet Lag
Infections & Diseases - Click for Detailed Information
Chagas' Disease, Cholera, Dengue Fever, Diarrhoea, Diphtheria, Filariasis, Giardiasis, Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, Intestinal Worms, Japanese B Encephalitis, Leishmaniasis, Lyme Disease, Malaria, Meningococcal Meningitis, Rabies, Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia), Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sleeping Sickness, Tetanus, Tuberculosis, Typhoid, Typhus, Yellow Fever
Cuts, Bites & Stings - Click for Detailed Information
Cuts & Scratches, Bites & Stings (Snakes, Jellyfish, Bedbugs & Lice, Leeches & Ticks)
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