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

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    June 21, 2016

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    English
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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. For more information visit www.cdc.gov/travel. rio-olympics-infographic.pdf
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