Travelling is rewarding and exciting. But with new experiences come new risks. Travelling to foreign places, which can be undeveloped and unhygienic, can expose you to bacterial, fungal and parasitic illnesses. Even in popular countries, poor sanitation and unwashed food is rife. What’s more, diseases can be passed on from insect and bug bites, flies and even swimming in contaminated water.
Here are five popular destinations where disease is still rife:
India is popular with travellers looking to immerse themselves in a vibrant culture. But along with countries like Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan, it’s a risky area for polio. Commonly spread through close contract and contaminated food and water, public transport and swimming pools are amongst the risky places polio can spread.
Symptoms include a high fever, headaches, nausea and vomiting. Without treatment, Polio can quickly spread to the blood and nervous system. Recovery from Polio can take up to a year. Fortunately, the Polio jab is effective and just like tetanus, you can have a booster every 10 years.
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Usually it’s the other way round. These sheep started mobbing me as soon as I went into the field. Fairly soon, there was a whole herd of them following me! Maybe the farmer gets them to be friendly so he doesn’t have to chase them round when he wants to catch them! I’ve never seen […]
Tried fishing, but the canal seems a little shallow in the particular spot I’ve picked. Unlike the other day, I’m not pulling them out one after the other, the bites are few and far between, and the fish are only tiddlers. I decide after a couple of hours to give it up, and take to […]
Not that far, as you’d think. Further than a lot of people move. Seems to be a lock is enough in this neighbourhood. Did consider following the crowd and just moving to a spot that I’d been to before. But Little Bedwyn is fine. You’ve got to move and this is a good a place […]
Due to the immense noise of the trains, I’ve moved further on down the lines, to somewhere called Bedwyn. Great Bedwyn. I arrived here on Thursday. Spent today just settling in and relaxing. Have bought some more led lights for the boat. Went down to the Post Office to pick them up. Turns out they […]
Not far from Crofton lies Crofton Meadows….. I am now located there, as detailed in my video, the local diary farmer had some issues with my using the lane. Not a problem. Crofton Locks I have moved on. Through the locks at Crofton. It’s a genuine steam engine, and listed building that houses it.
From the middle of no-where… further toward…. no-where. The sounds of the trains have died away… there are no more owls….. replaced by cows. Not flying that is… So quite…. Things are very quite here, the broadband is quite good. I’m on the allinone25 package from 3. This gives me unlimited data on my phone […]
Was fishing yesterday in the deep basin behind my boat. It’s quite a wide expanse of water, with a couple of piers for boats, then leading down to the lock. After throwing a bit of groundbait out, I sat down, turned on the radio and cracked open my beer. After a couple of minutes, the […]
Tiny place, based around Brimslade farm. Mostly in the woods in the middle of no-where. Apart from the trains that come past and toot their horns, it’s all pretty quite. Brimslade doesn’t even have it’s own road. That’s how rural it is. Broadband signal is good. Brimslade Parking Broadband That’s about it. There’s some private […]