All countries have occasional outbreaks
of dangerous illnesses or diseases. In order to keep visitors
from getting sick, sometimes it is recommended that they get shots
or take medication before and/or during their trip.
Additionally, to keep people from spreading
diseases to people in other places, some countries make you prove
that you have been immunized against certain diseases if you have
been to a place where there has been a recent outbreak. The best
way to prove this is by carrying an International Certificate
of Vaccination Card which is a record of all your vaccinations.
Each time we go to get a vaccination, it will be recorded on our
cards by the person who gives us the vaccination.
Here are some questions we will want to
find answers to before we travel to Peru:
- What illnesses or diseases may be found
in the Amazon River Basin which could be dangerous to people
traveling from the United States?
- What immunizations should we get before
going to the Amazon?
- Are there pills that we can take instead
of getting shots?
- What other things can we do to help
keep healthy on our trip?
for Disease Control (CDC) has information
on infectious diseases found all over the world and can help us
determine what precautions we need to take. We also visited mosquitoes.com.
They have information about what diseases mosquitoes carry as
we are certain to encounter a lot of those annoying critters.
After you visit the CDC and mosquitoes.com
let us know what you think we should do on our Guest