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- Wash you hands thoroughly before all meals.
- When purchasing meat and seafood, look for proper refrigeration.
- Cooked food is generally safer for consumption. Raw and undercooked food can carry an array of pathogens.
- Be wary of un-pasteurized milk and milk products
- The National Center for Infectious Diseases publishes informative travelerís health information. Food and drink risks can be accessed through: http://www.cdc.gov/travel/food-drink-risks.htm
Insect Bites Be sure to cover up with insect repellant Ė especially when traveling tropics. Spray on repellant with DEET will offer you greatest protection. Use mosquito nets while sleeping. Also, be sure to research whether insect carried diseases are a problem where you intend to travel.
Sunburn Many of us travel to find a spot in sun but overexposure can cause severe sunburn. Stay in shade during extreme burn times and use plenty of sun block. When choosing sun block, check SPF Factor and brand. SPF 30+ is recommended when traveling down-under.
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