19 Diseases You Can Get While Traveling


Typhoid can be found in most developing countries and is quite contractible. If you eat or drink something that has been handled by someone carrying the disease or drink water with sewage in it, you can easily contract it.

Thankfully, there is an immunization. Get it!

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Hepatitis A

Yet another vacation-ruiner that can be contracted by consuming infected food. Symptoms include fever, chills, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal discomfort. Then comes jaundice, dark urine, and pale stools. Thankfully, it’s preventable through vaccination.

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Hepatitis B

Let’s continue the Hepatitis alphabet with Hepatitis B – another liver infection. It’s a little trickier to contract than A because it involves contact with blood or other bodily fluids. Still, you don’t want this infection, so get vaccinated.

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