Dangerous travel: What can you get on vacation abroad
Abroad, our tourist becomes amazingly carefree: unwashed fruit "but organic", tap water - "well, it's definitely clean here!", Shawarma rolled right on the knee of the local chef is "authentic." We apparently do not like vaccinations since childhood: according to statistics, up to 76% of Russian tourists ignore elementary preventive procedures.
According to Rospotrebnadzor, from the holidays, Russians most often bring exotic things, like dengue fever and malaria. The other day, the Chief Sanitary Inspector of Russia, Anna Popova, arranged a special press conference where she told what diseases we should be wary of at the most popular tourist destinations.
Hepatitis, typhoid fever, rabies
In the rural areas of this tiny seaside country inhabited by a great number of bats, which often bite people. Most often, it is rabies that is brought from Tunisia, but it is worth being vaccinated against hepatitis A and typhoid fever - many people return home with such gifts.
Meningococcal disease is especially dangerous for children and adolescents, and there is meningitis in Saudi Arabia. During the first month of summer, 15 cases of meningitis have already been recorded at the Scientific Research Institute for Children's Diseases.
In the rural areas of this country, there is a high probability that one feels, in his own skin, what the legendary dengue fever is. The severe form (dengue haemorrhagic fever) remains today almost the main cause of high infant mortality in Asia. In Russia, fortunately, it is too cold for the development of this disease, but tourists from Asia are contributing to the sad statistics.
Hepatitis A and B, typhoid fever
Fortunately, there are no specific infections in Turkey (like the same Dengue fever). However, after the holidays, the Russians still manage to bring home a lot of intestinal infections, including typhoid fever. Hepatitis vaccination will also not be superfluous.
But yellow fever is transmitted from a sick person to a healthy one, and therefore an outbreak of this exotic and terrible disease is possible in our latitudes. The mortality rate of yellow fever reaches 65%: this year, Russian doctors have already had to quarantine 15 people who have returned from a trip to Africa.
In recent years, outbreaks of this dangerous infection have been observed worldwide. Bulgaria, on the other hand, remains the “main supplier” of several types of enterovirus infections, with children and young people most often infected. The disease belongs to the seasonal, in the summer the risk is greatest.
The chief sanitary doctor of Russia, Anna Popova, argues that most of the problems on vacation can be avoided by elementary actions. Get vaccinated before you leave. Drink only bottled water, wash the fruit and do not try to have a bite to eat at dubious eateries, otherwise you will bring not only photos from your vacation, but also a lot of less pleasant surprises.