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Lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses can do worse than ruin your holiday they can ruin your life, so you need to read this article to be up to speed on lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses before you travel.
Lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses can be protected against, by taking one or two simple precautions, before, and during your holidays. Many holidaymakers become obsessed with an irrational fear of being bitten by a malaria mosquito, or being felled by a tummy bug, and so fail to enjoy their holiday.

Whilst Lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses can kill, there are sensible precautions that can be taken after identifying and assessing the real risk factors.

There are three main sources of Lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses

INSECT BORNE TROPICAL DISEASES
LACK OF SANITATION CAUSES TROPICAL DISEASES
HUMAN CONTACT AND TROPICAL DISEASES

In each case concerning Lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses the most important fact we need to remember is:

Protection.
There is an old proverb which says that if something can be measured it can be done, and if it can be done it can be improved!!

The same holds good for tropical diseases.
If lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses are known about, you can protect yourself from it, if you can protect yourself from it, and you don’t, you’ll probably catch it!!
The most important precautions against lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses are:
1. Thorough personal hygiene prevents tropical diseases from striking
2. Appropriate clothing and footwear prevents malaria type tropical diseases
3. Vaccinations and a holiday medical kit are also important in the prevention of tropical diseases.
4. Sensible behaviour, there is no protection from lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses without that!!

Let us deal in turn with the most well known potentially lethal communicable tropical diseases and viruses

1. Malaria
Malaria is one of the tropical diseases that is widespread in tropical regions.
Infection occurs after a bite from an infected anopheles mosquito.
Protection: preventative medication (malaria prophylaxis).
The type of prophylaxis prescribed will depend upon your ultimate travel destination and any stopovers.
Further precautions are the wearing of clothing that covers the arms and legs and the use of insect repellents and mosquito nets.

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