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Argentina : Travel Health

WARNING! This information is out-dated and likely to be inaccurate!

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Please note that this health information about Argentina may be out-of-date. Always research the current health conditions and issues in any region you plan to visit prior to departure.

Infectious Diseases and Medical Concerns for Argentina

The following medical diseases or health concerns are more common in travel to Argentina (compared to the USA and other areas of the Western World):

More Common Diseases and Medical Concerns for Argentina

The following health concerns or diseases are more commonly found in Argentina compared to the USA and other areas of the Western World:

Less Common Diseases and Health Concerns for Argentina

The following health concerns or medical diseases are less commonly found in Argentina compared to the USA and other areas of the Western World:

  • Coccidioidomycosis / Valley fever - only if involved in soil disturbing activities e.g. construction, mining, agriculture etc

Vaccinations for Travel to Argentina

The following medical vaccinations are desirable or helpful for travel to Argentina to prevent contagious diseases in Argentina:

Preventions or Health Precautions for Travel to Argentina

Any health risk of travel to Argentina may be reduced by the following precautionary health measures when visiting Argentina:

  • Take your malaria prevention medication before/during/after travel as directed
  • high rate of motor vehicle trauma - avoid night driving and wear seatbelts
  • mosquito bite prevention
  • insect bite protection
  • avoid drinking non-treated water - only drink bottled or canned water
  • eat only thoroughly cooked food or fruits and vegetables you have peeled yourself
  • keep feet clean and dry - help prevent parasitic infections
  • do not go barefoot - help prevent parasitic infections
  • always use latex condoms to reduce the risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases
  • don't eat food purchased from street vendors
  • don't drink beverages with ice
  • don't share needles with anyone
  • don't handle animals (especially monkeys/dogs/cats) - to avoid bites and serious diseases (including rabies and plague - risk for travelers is small)
  • don't swim in fresh water. Salt water is usually safer

Other Relevant Issues for Travel to Argentina

The following may be issues relevant to travel to Argentina:

  • adequate medical care is available in Buenos Aires and major cities where facilities are comparable to other industrialised countries, facilities outside these areas are substandard
  • there may be consular warnings against travel to the country
  • check latest advice for updates
 

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