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Health and safety FAQ

Postby roofie » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:30 pm

Health and safety FAQ
A lot of topics have already been discussed on the forum. Try using the search function or having a look at some of these threads before posting.

Safety in South American countries & cities
Peru
High crime in Peru???
Travelling alone
Lima - airport safety at night
Exercise a HIGH Degree of Caution...?
Running
Lima & Rio - safe to go alone?!
Exercise High Degree of Caution

Argentina
Argentina in May, safe for a woman alone?

Ecuador
how safe is quito and lima?

Brazil
How safe is Rio for a solo female traveller?
Backpack or Tour in Brazil? Which is Safer???
Safety in Rio

General safety tips
Day pack safety
Have a Safe Trip (external)


Health related topics
For travel health related advice, first seek advice from your health profesional or travel medical clinic. For further info try here.
Yellow fever
Yellow Fever Vaccination for Brazil?
Yellow Fever outbreak in Brazil
Ecuador jungle- yellow fever vaccine required as of 3/1/08

Malaria
Malaria pills??
Do I need to take anti malaria meds when visiting Peru??
Best Mosquito Repellent?
drugs for malaria prevention
Malaria Medication and vaccine on Inland and Amazon Trip

Rabies
Rabies Vaccines Immunizations
Wild or feral dogs
Rabies vaccine in Peru

Stomach ailments
Peru - Traveler's Diarrhea

Altitude
altitude sickness
Altitude sickness on Inca Trail?
Altitude sickness + Diamox
La Paz and altitude sickness
Fitness Level Required for Treks in Peru

Water treatment
Water purifying tablets?-peru
water, water on the Inca Trail?
hand and face washing

General health tips
MD travel health (external)

Always consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information.


Feel free to add suggestions of threads and non-forum sites to add to the collection. The threads here are only from the South American section. There's a lot more in the travel tips forum.

I'll (try to) update the list (or pester one of the moderators to do so). Perhaps a moderator also could sticky this since it seems to cover some of most common topics.
Last edited by roofie on Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:43 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby dianeinny » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:38 pm

I like:

http://www.mdtravelhealth.com/

for health information specific to an area.

I've also got a website to help with safe travel. It's in my signature
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby roofie » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:46 am

Added.

The link in your sig is old though ;)
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby jimshu » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:09 am

Great post Roofie.
I referred this on to the mod squad.
Meantime I added this-
For travel health related advice, first seek advice from your health profesional or travel medical clinic.
For further info try here-
http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationList.aspx

An excellent site also accessed by links from GAP resources.

We all have to be very aware that this site can not be perceived to be where travellers come to seek medical advice.
First stop is always your health professional.
Travellers need to also be aware that clauses in their travel insurance policy require them to mitigate any risk to the insurance company.Which means, just because you pay for cover, does not mean you will be covered if you do not seek and act on professional medical advice.Taking the advice of someone on a travel forum will not be acceptable, should you later find you need to claim for let's say contracting malaria ,because you heard there are side effects so you didn't take the medication.

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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby dianeinny » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:01 am

roofie wrote:Added.

The link in your sig is old though ;)


Got some new stuff for me to update it with?

New Resource links to add to my Resource page?

I'm always looking for new helpful information to try and keep it current
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby roofie » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:41 pm

dianeinny wrote:Got some new stuff for me to update it with?

New Resource links to add to my Resource page?

I'm always looking for new helpful information to try and keep it current


Just meant that the link to "Have a safe trip" has been changed. You can find the new one under the same name in the list ;)
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby dianeinny » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:19 am

Oh...must have been when I went from blogspot to my own domain. Thanks for updated that for me.
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby Reditor » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:51 pm

Great initiative, thanks roofie.
I've made this thread a sticky.
Information on these topics changes often, so tips from people who've just been there is a great supplement to everyone before/after they check with official gov't authorities when it comes to vaccinations and health issues (and visas as well of course).
The safety links are fantastic. Good job!
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby roofie » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:43 pm

Thanks. Been thinking about doing one or two more of these since steve's Inca trail faq has garnered quite a few views so far. But don't hold me to it. :P
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Re: Health and safety FAQ

Postby roryschultze » Wed May 08, 2013 6:37 am

If anyone is going to the Amazon I'd advice getting your malaria tablets before you venture in
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