U.S. Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. Staying Healthy Overseas. Discussion Topics. Pre and post travel health visits Your health record Immunizations Essential health items to pack Health services while abroad
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Staying Healthy Overseas
Available @ health clinics that provide international travel health care services.
Leave a photocopy with Health Team
Keep on hand when traveling.Your Health Record
1 capsule every other day X4 doses every 5 years
[Note: the oral capsule is less convenient and its effectiveness may be decreased by simultaneous administration of antibiotics and antimalarials].
For travelers staying in areas of questionable sanitation.
Vigorous, rolling boil for 1 minute - let cool to room temperature
If at altitude (>6,562 ft [2km]) boil for 3 minutes or use chemical disinfection
Portable Filter or Purification Unit
May not filter out viruses.
Chemical Disinfection with iodine tablets
Follow manufacturer’s instructions carefullyWater Treatment
Wear protective, loose-fitting clothing
long pants/skirt and long-sleeved shirt
Minimum SPF 15 (30 or higher recommended)
Apply 30 minutes before exposure & reapply liberally
UVA & UVB protectionSunburn
pale & clammy
fast, shallow breathing
hot, dry, flushed skin
high body temperature
loss of consciousness
CoolHeat Exhaustion and Stroke
Memory loss/slurred speech
Warm environment and remove any wet clothing
Warm center of body first
Warm beverages - NO caffeine or alcohol