I work with people who travel the world. I would like to offer them the best suggestions for staying healthy. But just as we are about to conquer our travel fears of getting sick, a whole new virus pops up – the coronavirus. That is by far, in all my years, the scariest of them all.
When I think of all the viruses that people have feared when traveling, these come to mind, HIV/AIDS, Legionnaires disease, avian influenza, Chikungunya, H5N1-chicken flu, ebola, norovirus, SARS – not counting Montezuma revenge. Typhoid, Measles, Hep A and B, malaria. I know I am leaving out many more that you can catch from mosquitoes such as Zika. The list just keeps growing.
The latest is the coronavirus, I cannot even imagine what this disease does to the body. The early reports coming out of China are scary. It has even caused many airlines to cease flying to China.
How do we stay safe when we TRAVEL?
Getting your travel immunizations and hand sanitizer, are those the only things to prevent us from not getting sick? Face masks on flights, do they really give the right protection? Can you just use any face mask? Or are some better than others to filter the air we breath? Should we wear gloves?
Another question, could we be get sick playing with animals in different countries?
I myself have on my last two trips, was this just a coincidence or not? I played with a puppy in the Dominican Republic who I noticed in photos, touched my right ear. I ended up with a virus in my inner right ear, which got diagnosed as Meniere’s disease??
I just was in Cozumel were I took a photo kissing a Macaw Bird. Now I have severe Laryngitis. Coincidence or not?
I have also caught H-Pylori traveling. Which ended up saving my life by catching an early stage 1 Cecum cancer.
I would love to hear everyone’s way that they stay healthy when traveling the world. I don’t want to stop traveling. Looking forward to your comments,
How do you stay healthy when traveling?
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