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Rio Declares Dengue Epidemic - Travel Alert

BRAZIL | Thu, 26 Apr 2012 | By safetyhub | Views [1292] | Comments [1]

A Dengue Fever epidemic has been declared in Brazil's Rio De Janeiro, with more than 64,000 cases reported in the city and surrounding state so far this year. According to news reports, in the last week alone there were 517 new cases. Health officials ... Read more >

Tags: brazil, dengue, south america, travel-alert, travel-health

Health and Happiness - Vietnam

VIETNAM | Wed, 6 Jul 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1647]

Just 25 years ago Vietnam was cripplingly poor and with a dreadful economy where inflation ran at 700%, food (and everything else) was rationed and distributed from government warehouses. Things have improved vastly, the economy is booming and daily ... Read more >

Tags: asia, dengue, health, travel-health, vietnam

Water in Thailand - Good, Bad & Ugly

THAILAND | Tue, 19 Oct 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [4515]

Don’t drink tap water in Thailand, stick to bottled water, but don’t worry too much about the ice. There’s an extensive network of ice factories and they use purified water. It’s easier for businesses to use the commercial ice rather than go to ... Read more >

Tags: asia, dengue, thailand, travel-health, water

What you need to know about Dengue Fever

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 19 Feb 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [18131] | Comments [12]

WorldNomads.com's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD  explains why tropical travelers should get up to speed on Dengue Fever. Nicknamed "breakbone fever", Dengue is known for its severe muscle aches and fevers.  Being ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, dengue, dr. erik mclaughlin, mosquito, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, tropical disease

 

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The end of day one.  The picture doesn't quite capture the contrast (if you can believe it) between where Jon was sun burned and where he wasn't.  We were about 4 hours too late with the sunscreen on that first day.  Needless to say we coated ourselves from head to toe with sunscreen for the remainder of the trip!: by the_nomads, Views[403]
The end of day one. The picture doesn't quite capture the contrast (if you can believe it) between where Jon was sun burned and where he wasn't. We were about 4 hours too late with the sunscreen on that first day. Needless to say we coated ourselves from head to toe with sunscreen for the remainder of the trip!

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His outstretched arm revealing a burn mark and a tattoo of a Pegasus, our guide pauses above the
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