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Ashmore : Travel Health

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

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Please note that this health information about Ashmore may be out-of-date.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 Ashmore

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

More Common Diseases and Medical Concerns for Ashmore

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

Vaccinations for Travel to Ashmore

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

  • hepatitis A - or immune globulin (IG)
  • hepatitis B if not already vaccinated
  • rabies - if you might be exposed to wild or domestic animals through your work or recreation
  • typhoid
  • tetanus - booster dose as needed
  • diphtheria - booster dose as needed
  • measles - booster dose as needed

Preventions or Health Precautions for Travel to Ashmore

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

  • 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
 

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