19 Diseases You Can Get While Traveling

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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil shined a giant spotlight on the many dangerous diseases that we can contract while traveling. Thankfully, most can be prevented, which is why it’s important to know before you go! While the whole Zika Beetlejuice head-shrinking thing may sound cool in theory, it isn’t something I’d want to live with. Here are 19 diseases to watch out for when you’re on the road:

Malaria

Zika’s mosquito-loving grandfather is a still a serious threat in many parts of the world. Those fevers and chills can linger with us for years and even lead to death. The good news is that its preventable with the help of some fun pharmaceuticals that may cause hallucinations.

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