Health Ministry warns Ukrainians about possible health risks in Rio

Source : 112 Ukraine

Travelers are extremely recommended to get vaccinated against a number of dangerous diseases
15:50, 2 August 2016

According to the press service, the most common disorders that might occur during the stay in Brazil are food poisonings and the diseases transmitted by insect bites – malaria, hydrophobia, Chagas disease, Zika virus et cetera. The group of STDs includes HIV infection, B and C hepatitis and Zika virus. Doctors say football fans who intend to watch football matches in Belo-Horizonte, Brasilia or Manaus should get vaccinated against the yellow fever.      

The Ministry recommends that Ukrainians drink only bottled water, eat boiled food and wash fruit and vegetables carefully before eating them. Tourists should also avoid contacts with cats, dogs and other animals and thus minimize the risk of getting rabies.

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