April 1, 2010
Travelling is something everyone wants to do. Whether its travelling in and around the same country or to a far off country clear across the world. I know this is one thing I want to do after I graduate. As I lokk more into the different places to go I notice its not just flying to another country and having fun, there is a lot more to know. I will cover some aspects of travelling that people need to know for a more enjoyable and safer trip.
The two places I really want to go is Peru and Mexico. When I look through the nooks at these places the pictures are so appealing. Their oceans , white sandy beaches. Their food and just the general scenery make me want to go even more. Now that I have been doing some research on the two places, I have found that there are many hidden dangers while travelling.
Lets begin with the food and water. Yes the food looks beautiful and delicious, but what some people don’t know is that you can become very ill from the water and foods in foreign countries. “Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis A virus,” “Transmission can occur through direct person to person contact, exposure to contaminated water or ice, or foods during harvesting or subsequent handling.”
Typhoid Fever is the second food or water illness. “Typhoid Fever is an acute, life threatening febrile illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi.” Transmission is from poorly cooked foods or unclean water.
Vaccinations can be given to travellers for both illnesses prior to travel. People must realize that the vaccines are not one hundred percent safe, so watching what you eat or drink is a must.
The second hidden danger while travelling are the insects, mostly the mosquitos.. Mosquitos here in Canada are much different than the mosquitos in Mexico or Peru. There are 3 major illnesses that can be caused by a bite from an infected mosquito. The first Veing malaria. “Malaria is an illness caused...