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Stay healthy on the road to Rio : protect yourself from Zika

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      Infographic: Going to the Olympic Games in Brazil?

      Be Prepared

      • See a doctor 4-6 weeks before travel

      • Get recommended vaccines and medicines

      • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

      Stay Safe

      • Monitor warnings and alerts from the US Department of State.

      • Don’t drink too much alcohol, and don’t use drugs.

      • Ride only in marked taxis that have seatbelts.

      • Use condoms if you have sex (vaginal, anal, or oral).

      Eat and Drink Smart

      • Eat food that is cooked and served hot.

      • Eat raw fruits and vegetables only if they can be peeled or washed in clean water.

      • Don’t drink tap water, drinks with ice, or drinks diluted with tap water.

      • Download our “Can I Eat This?” app.

      Prevent Bug Bites

      • Use insect repellent on exposed skin. It works! Look for the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, OLE, PMD

      • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when possible.

      • Use permethrin-treated gear and clothing.

      • Stay in air conditioned or screened-in rooms.

      Stay Healthy and Help Protect Others After Your Trip

      • See a doctor if you get sick and mention your travel.

      • Prevent mosquito bites for 3 weeks to avoid spreading Zika.

      • Men: Protect your sex partners after travel. Use condoms for at least 8 weeks, or for at least 6 months if you get sick. If you partner is pregnant, use condoms throughout her pregnancy or do not have sex.

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