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Carefree in the tropics with the proper vaccinations

Who plans travel to Brazil soon, should be informed in advance. For example, to the Olympic Games in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.vaccinations

So you can enjoy the holiday properly and fro recover and return healthy, should check their immunization tropical travelers. Especially advisable is a vaccination against influenza. In Brazil, the influenza lasts the whole year, not just as at home in the cold season. Also a vaccination against yellow fever may be useful, as long trips in corresponding vulnerable zones such as Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Distrito Federal (including capital Brasilia), Goiás, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima, Tocantins and are planned.

Which vaccinations are exactly necessary depends on in which areas a trip is planned. Even where travel style vacationers prefer – from the luxury hotel to the backpacking – plays a role. For this reason, travelers should discuss this in advance with your doctor in detail.

Thus, in the individual case, for example, vaccination against rabies, typhoid, cholera and hepatitis A and B makes sense. Since many of these vaccines require multiple doses with an interval of several days or weeks, is a timely planning, already eight weeks prior to departure, advisable. In particular, vaccination against hepatitis will need several weeks to supply. The treating physician can provide information in the individual case.

The family doctor can take this opportunity to check also whether all recommended standard vaccinations such as tetanus and diphtheria against exist. Even against pertussis (whooping cough) and poliomyelitis (polio) should be present a vaccination.

In the big cities of Brazil is no immediate danger in terms of a malaria infection. But also trips planned inland, especially in the Amazon region, should be discussed with the doctor about a malaria prophylaxis.

For all Brazil vacationers a good mosquito repellent is enormously important. For this protects against the treacherous dengue fever. The fever is transmitted by the diurnal tiger mosquito and can be severe in some cases. The basic equipment for travel to tropical and subtropical areas is therefore one mosquito repellent and long, light-colored clothing that is worn at night and during the day. In hotel rooms and residences mosquito nets should be in place.

If these precautions heeded a carefree sports and travel fun is no obstacle.