When considering traveling, working, or volunteering abroad, the responsible healthcare professional heads to the travel clinic to get updated on the typical vaccinations, such as tetanus, meningitis, and hepatitis. Depending where they’ll wander, they may even get a yellow fever shot or a stock of malaria pills.
But what other bugs – whether rare or common – might one encounter, aside from the usual childhood diseases (e.g. mumps, measles, chicken pox) and other diseases familiar to North Americans (e.g. rabies, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, Norwalk virus, TB) …?
Today’s bug to beware of is the mosquito!
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