Protect Your Health While Traveling

Going for a trip to the Honduras? That’s awesome! Before you go, you may want to make sure you have your vaccinations and that you are in good health before visiting any foreign country. From a recent Honduras post from Joe Olujic, you can already tell he’s done his homework and got his treatments. What kind of treatment would it take to travel to Honduras? Well, theres Hepatitis A which is a liver disease spread by contaminated food and water.  It can also be spread from the hands of a person with hepatitis A. It is rarely spread through sexual contact. Hepatitis A is a common infection among travelers to developing countries. Travelers going to rural areas in developing countries have a higher risk of getting hepatitis A infections than other travelers.

The water and the food is your biggest concern. Typhoid fever is a serious disease spread by contaminated food and water. It’s serious because those who have caught typhoid fever experience lasting high fevers, weakness, stomach pains, headache, and loss of appetite. Some unfortunate souls have constipation, and some have a rash.  Internal bleeding and death can occur but are rare.

This can be avoided if you were to make a trip to your local doctor’s office before traveling. Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US.