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Your Complete Guide To Staying Healthy During The Summer Olympics

Rio de Janeiro is expecting about 500,000 visitors for the Olympic and Paralympic games this August. If you’re one of them, there are a few things you need to consider in order to have a safe, happy and healthy trip to Brazil this year.   1. Make sure you’re up to date on all your vaccines. This is travel safety 101. Infectious disease loves a crowd, and one way to make sure a nasty bug doesn't hitch a ride with you is to get vaccinated.  What to do:  Make an appointment with a travel doctor now to make sure you’re current on all your regular vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) and then take a look at all the vaccines suggested specifically for Brazil. In addition to the routine ones like the flu shot and chickenpox, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends Hepatitis A and Typhoid (the latter is especially recommended for “adventurous” eaters). Depending on your activities and where you’re staying, you might also consider vaccines for Yellow Fever and Hepatitis B, as well as preventive medications for malaria. "Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world with varied disease risks depending on where they plan on going in the country,” says travel medicine expert Tania Gregorian, an assistant professor at Chapman University School of Pharmacy and faculty at Cedars Sinai Medical Care Foundation. "For example, planning a trip into the Amazon requires different preparation ...
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