Stay healthy on the road to Rio : protect yourself from Zika
Published Date:June 21, 2016
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?
• See a doctor 4-6 weeks before travel
• Get recommended vaccines and medicines
• Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)
• 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.
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