The diseases most commonly seen in travellers are diarrhoea, malaria (if you travel in a malaria-infested area), accidents (when travelling by automobile or swimming), wound infections and sexually transmitted diseases.
– Diarrhoea is caused by contaminated food and drinking-water. You must therefore be careful if your are travelling in poor hygiene conditions.
– In order to prevent accidents during travelling, it’s wise to apply the same precautions as those taken at home. In addition, it’s very important that all wounds should be thoroughly disinfected in order to avoid infection.
– Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes, so the first thing to do is to protect yourself against these mosquitoes.
Many intestinal infections are attributable to infections picked up by mouth or hands. With a little care most of these illnesses can be prevented. Hepatitis A, typhoid fever, polio and cholera still occur in countries with poor hygiene, but these diseases are easily prevented.
However, the chance is large that you will still contract a light and/or nondangerous form of traveller’s...