7 Tropical Illnesses We Should All Avoid! ...


After Cheryl Cole's recent bout of Malaria, everyone has been telling us to ensure we take the correct medication when going abroad, and have all necessary vaccinations. I must admit, I've always hated having my jabs...just reading about these tropical illnesses is definately enough to make me get checked out, though!

1. Malaria

Malaria is a disease that is spread through mosquito bites. It can be fatal, although this is unlikely, but it's so easy to prevent! Start a course of anti-malaria tablets just before you leave, in accordance to the instructions. Do everything you can to prevent bites in the first place, including using mosquito nets, and insect repellant. If you think you may have caught malaria, tell your doctor immediately, and tell them exactly where you visited.

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