The coast and a beach of central south america

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Advice For Traveling

  • Being known for their beautiful wild life and priceless views, Central and South America is an amazing place to visit but have risks of multiple illnesses. If you are traveling to South America, the Yellow Fever Vaccine is required to enter some parts of the region. While there is no guarentee to avoiding all viruses, getting your proper travel vaccinations can add both safety and comfort to your trip!

Central and South America Risk Map

Is There Any Additional Health Risks?

  • Malaria- known to be most present in the jungle-like enviorment of some parts of Central/ South America. To reduce the risk of being exposed to malaria, we recommend you talk to a health specialist so they can provide the most benefitional information based on your trip.
  • Traveler’s Diarrhea- This is very common among international travel and is caused by eating contaminated food/water. To help reduce the risk of this illness,
    • Eating at only reputable establishments
    • Wash your hands regularly
    • Have a travelers’ diarrhea kit.

Travel Vaccines For Central and South America

Vaccination Disease Transmission Additional Info
Hepatitis A Consumption Of Contaminated Food Or Water Recommended for travelers of this region.
Hepatitis B Exposure To Contaminated Body Fluids (Sex, needles, etc.) Recommended for travelers of this region.
Bitten Or Scratched By A Contaminated Animal
Vaccine is recommended for long-term travelers
or anyone who can come in contact with such animals.
Typhoid Consumption Of Contaminated Food or Water Recommended for travelers of this region.
Yellow Fever Spread through infected mosquito bites Required for visiting parts of South America

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