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Health tips for Attending the Olympic Games

If you are one of Olympic forum, you should take into account certain recommendations so that the trip to Olympic is a safe and fun experience.

  1. Make sure you have all vaccinations in place

It is basic for travel safety: contagious diseases love crowds and a good way to prevent them is to be vaccinated.

What to do: Make an appointment with the doctor to make sure you do not miss any of the typical vaccines (measles, mumps, rubella, etc.) and find out which vaccines are recommended. Depending on what you have planned to do and where you are going to host, you should consider vaccination of yellow fever and hepatitis B, in addition to taking preventive drugs against malaria.

When to do it: Remember that some vaccines can take a few weeks to take effect (hepatitis A, for example, takes two to four weeks) and others are given in several doses, such as hepatitis B.

  1. Prepare for the worst

Hire travel insurance and medical assistance. It’s one of those things that you hope you do not have to resort to, but that you appreciate when something happens.

  1. Be aware of the danger of mosquitoes

The Zika virus, which is responsible for serious congenital malformations and neurological diseases, is transmitted through mosquito bites.

What to do: There is no vaccine against Zika, so one of the best ways to prevent it is to protect yourself from mosquitoes. He wears long-sleeved clothes and long pants, as well as a mosquito repellent, and sleeps in air-conditioned rooms with mosquito nets on the windows. Taking these types of precautions will also protect you from dengue and yellow fever.

When to do it: Before booking, ask the hotel staff about your mosquito control measures, the type of ventilation and windows that the rooms have. Wear appropriate clothing and your own mosquito repellent because you may have problems when finding one due to the shortage that has been reported throughout this year. Follow the anti-mosquito measures every day to the letter.

  1. Take precautions if you practice sex

The Olympic Games are a huge party that lasts several weeks and the “festive atmosphere ” can lead to sexual adventures.

What to do: Make sure you use condoms. Buy them in trusted stores or take them from home.There are many diseases that are spread sexually, such as HIV, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia and Zika virus. The latter in particular poses a very high risk to developing fetuses; therefore, it is advisable that men whose partner is pregnant abstain from sexual intercourse or use condoms during all types of sexual encounters throughout pregnancy.