Diseases You Get When Travelling

Diseases You Get When Travelling

Travel is one of the most enjoyable activities a person can experience. Abroad or within the US, discovering new places, people, and cultures is very enlightening to say the least. But as fun travel can be it is not risk free; crime and the risk of contracting a disease can turn a vacation into a nightmare.

Here are eleven deadly diseases a person can contract by travelling either abroad or within the USA boarders. And don’t get surprised when you learn that the simple act of talking to a sick person can put you at risk! And for those who haven’t got all their vaccines, just stay at home and read our list.

1- Leptospirosis

An infectious disease caused by bacteria of the genus Leptospira that occurs in rodents, dogs and other mammals and may be transmitted to people who come into contact with those animals or soil, water, food that is contaminated with their urine and faeces.

The disease begins with a high fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, and skin rash. Moreover it may affect the liver causing jaundice or the kidneys resulting in renal failure; in some cases patients may go on to develop meningitis.

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