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  10 Travel Related Diseases to Watch Out For When Traveling

6.  Measles

Highly contagious, Measles is a viral disease that can cause death. A person that contracts it usually develops high fever, cough, runny nose, pink eye, and other more severe complications. This disease is usually spread through sneezing or coughing but it can be avoided with a simply vaccine. If you are traveling to any of the developing countries, make sure to take precautions because that is where the disease is most common.
If you are traveling to any of the developing countries, make sure to observe proper sanitation and hygiene. Otherwise, you may fall victim to the traveller’s diarrhea, the most common disease that travellers get. Common symptoms include fever, nausea and vomiting as well as abdominal ache and cramping.

Typhoid Fever is a bacterial infection that can be caused by consuming unsanitary food or water. It is most common in regions where food and water are contaminated with human waste and sewage. Although the risk to catching the disease cannot be completely eliminated, vaccinating yourself and ensuring you consume food and water that are not contaminated will certainly help reduce it.

In areas where there are many mosquitoes, there is a higher chance of getting the West Nile virus disease. Symptoms vary from mild flu-like symptoms to more severe depending on the immune system of the person. If you are traveling during mosquito seasons, make sure to bring lots of bug spray to keep mosquitoes off of you.

Mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting many diseases, including the Yellow Fever. It is a viral disease that infects the liver and causes the skin and eyes appear yellow. It can be a fatal disease. But fortunately there is a vaccine that most people receive. Typical symptoms include fever, headaches and vomiting among others. And it is most common in many tropical areas such as South America and Africa.

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