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Stay healthy on the road to Rio : protect yourself from Zika
  • Published Date:
    June 21, 2016
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF - 3.63 MB]


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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (U.S.). Division of Global Migration and Quarantine.
  • Description:
    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.

    For more information visit www.cdc.gov/travel.

    rio-olympics-infographic.pdf

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