Health Tips for the World Cup in Brazil

If you intend to go to the World Cup in Brazil to encourage your country, take precautions to protect your health
World Cup , to be held in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July, mobilize a lot of fans of this sport, you can also take advantage of their attendance for sightseeing and see this beautiful country. If you're one of the lucky ones who will travel to Brazil soon you should know the precautions that you should take to avoid disappointment and have no health problems or during your stay or to return. According to experts, communicable diseases that pose a greater threat to fans attending the World Cup in Brazil are hepatitis A, dengue (the highest risk areas of dengue are Natal, Recife and Fortaleza), typhoid fever, yellow fever and malaria. Moreover, the World Health Organization Health has placed particular emphasis on people who are traveling to Brazil are immunized against rubella and measles, because it is highly infectious diseases that continue to circulate in both Europe and the United States, Canada, or Brazil. Other vaccines recommended are tetanus, diphtheria and yellow fever (the latter is needed to travel to Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Manaus, Porto Alegre and Curitiba). It is best to inform yourself sometime International Vaccine Centre on available vaccines, the most recommended depending on the area of the country you go to visit, and how far in advance is required to administer to fulfill their protective role.

Measures to prevent health problems during the World Cup in Brazil

Besides vaccinated , it is important to take other measures to avoid health problems during your stay in Brazil because there are no vaccines against some diseases that may be incurred in that country, such as dengue and malaria (Manaus is high risk area ). Take note of these tips, and enjoys soccer and tourism without risks:
  • Buy insurance before traveling to cover accidents or illnesses.
  • Included in baggage a first aid kit , containing from commodity to heal a wound, a drug commonly used as analgesic, antiinflammatory, antipyretic or anti-diarrhea, among others.
The World Health Organization has insisted that people who are traveling to Brazil are immunized against rubella and measles
  • If you follow any medical treatment , make sure to bring medications, prescriptions and medical documents needed.
  • Use mosquito repellent , mosquito nets, and appropriate clothing to avoid getting bitten by insects that transmit diseases such as dengue and malaria.
  • If you have symptoms similar to the flu (headache, fever and malaise)-both during your stay in Brazil and return-to immediately go to a doctor because you could have contracted dengue.
  • Always drink bottled water .
  • Use sunscreen suited to your skin type.
  • Do not eat food sold in stalls on the street. The vegetables have to be cooked, and you peel fruit before eating.
  • If you are sexually active , use condoms to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Not the best time to get a tattoo or piercing , best hopes to return to your place of residence and find a professional who offers guarantees.
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