Traveling to a country where mosquitos are common?
Help protect yourself by sleeping under a WHOPES-approved net. *World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES)-approved nets are considered compact, white, and rectangular, with 156 holes per square inch and long enough to tuck under the mattress.
Know which temperature food is less risky than the other? MoreMore
Know which temperature food is less risky than the other?
Did you know that food that is cooked and served hot is less risky than food served at room temperature? Keep that in mind when deciding which foods to eat abroad!
Not sure if a food is safe? This phrase can help you make safer choices. MoreMore
Not sure if a food is safe? This phrase can help you make safer choices.
If you aren’t sure if a food or drink is safe, the CDC recommendation to “boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it” can help you decide whether it’s okay to consume.
Think bottled water is always safe? Be sure you check for this before you drink. MoreMore
Think bottled water is always safe?
Bottled water is generally safe but be sure to check that the bottle is factory sealed and has not been reused and refilled with local water.
Can you identify if these foods are safe to eat or if they put you at risk for typhoid fever? MoreMore
Can you identify if these foods are safe to eat or if they put you at risk for typhoid fever?
All these options can put you at risk for typhoid fever.
Local beverages may be tempting, but can potentially cause illness. MoreMore
Local beverages may be tempting, but can potentially cause illness.
Enjoying some local beverages while traveling may seem like the perfect complement to your dining experience, but don’t go to the extreme. Local “hooch” and brews can potentially cause illness due to unsanitary water and prep conditions. Stick to bottled drinks to be safer!
According to the CDC, three of these items are safer when traveling to exotic locales. Do you know which? MoreMore
The safer choices are…
the can of tuna and bag of potato chips which are factory sealed. Also, carbonated drinks, like a bottle of seltzer, are safer because the bubbles indicate that the bottle was sealed at the factory.
If you enjoy eating spices while abroad, be sure to stay near your hotel. Find out why! MoreMore
If you enjoy eating spices while abroad, be sure to stay near your hotel.
Before you bring on the spice while eating abroad, consider that spices like green and red chilis can be natural laxatives. If you can’t resist, make sure you choose a day that you’re close to your hotel!
The order of application can actually affect one's efficacy. Do you know which? MoreMore
According to the CDC, put the sunscreen on first. Allow a period of about 5–10 minutes to allow the sunscreen to dry, prior to applying DEET insect repellent.
You don’t need to give up exercise when you travel. Let your locale be your guide. MoreMore
You don’t need to give up exercise when you travel. Let your locale be your guide.
You don’t have to give up on exercise to take in the beauty or history of an exotic locale. Use the destination itself as a guide. Hike through a jungle, bike around local towns or villages, kayak around small islands. You’ll get a workout and see sites from a whole new vantage point. Of course, always take your safety and health into consideration before venturing off!
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