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Hepatitis FAQs

Hepatitis FAQs, Health Risk for international travelers Traveling to Asia, Africa, Central or South America or the Caribbean? Your trip can bring you so much excitement and adventure. But unfortunately, it can also put you at risk for hepatitis A & hepatitis B. Relax. There's no need to worry or cancel your plans. Hepatitis A & hepatitis B are two vaccine-preventable diseases that you could encounter while traveling. By...

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Hepatitis A FAQs for all international travelers

1. What is hepatitis A? Hepatitis A is a highly infectious liver disease. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B are common vaccine-preventable diseases to travelers. In 1997, an estimated 180,000 Americans contracted hepatitis A. 2. What are the symptoms of hepatitis A? Symptoms of hepatitis A include fever, lack of appetite, abdominal discomfort, tiredness, nausea, dark urine and...

Hepatitis B FAQs for all international travelers

1. What is hepatitis B? Hepatitis B is a contagious viral disease that attacks the liver. Although it is a serious infection, it is preventable through vaccination. Each year, hepatitis B infects more than 100,000 Americans. Worldwide, there are an estimated 200 to 300 million chronic carriers of hepatitis B virus. 2. What are the symptoms of hepatitis B? The symptoms of...

Hepatitis C FAQs for all international travelers

1. What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus, which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. HCV is spread by contact with the blood of an infected person. There is no vaccine available for hepatitis C. 2. What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? 70% of patients with hepatitis C are asymptomatic and don’t know that they...

Hepatitis D FAQs for all international travelers

1. What is hepatitis D? The hepatitis D virus (also called delta virus) is a virus that needs the hepatitis B virus to infect humans. Hepatitis D is found in the blood of people infected with the virus. 2. How is hepatitis D transmitted? The virus can be transmitted from person to person through infected blood (e.g., IV drug use) as well as unprotected sex. It can only cause...

Hepatitis E FAQs for all international travelers

1. What is hepatitis E? Hepatitis E is a virus that occurs primarily in developing countries. Most cases of acute hepatitis E in the U.S. have been reported among travelers returning from high hepatitis E virus-endemic areas. 2. How is hepatitis E transmitted? Most hepatitis E outbreaks are associated with fecally contaminated drinking water. However, unlike the hepatitis A...

Worldwide Hepatitis A Danger Zones

Worldwide Hepatitis A Danger Zones, Health Risk Want to know if a country in this region holds the possible threat of hepatitis A for travelers? Thinking about doing some world traveling? Check the region below to find the countries where hepatitis A may be common where you’re trekking to. Hepatitis FAQs Potential Health Risks to Travelers This information is intended to give a broad indication of the health risks to which...

Potential Health Risks to Travelers

Global travel health risk assessment Here are Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions for Potential Health Risks to Travelers. Please select your destination you would like to visit: The chart is intended to give a broad indication of the health risks to which travelers may be exposed in various parts of the world and which they may or may not encounter in their usual place of residence. In practice, to...

Countries Started with A

Potential Health Risks to Travelers - Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions Countries Started with A Country Afghanistan + + + – + + – Albania + + – – – + – Algeria + – + – + + – Angola + + + + + + + Antigua & Barbuda + – – – – – – Antilles + – – – – – – Argentina + – + – – – – Aruba + – – – – – – Australia – – – – – – – Austria...

Countries Started with B

Potential Health Risks to Travelers - Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions Countries Started with B Country Bahamas + – – – – – – Bahrain + + – – + + – Bangladesh + + + – + + – Barbados + – – – – – – Belgium – – – – – – – Belize + – + – – + – Benin + + + + + + + Bermuda – – – – – – – Bhutan + + + – – + – Bolivia + + + – – + + Bosnia...

Countries Started with C

Potential Health Risks to Travelers - Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions Countries Started with C Country Cambodia + + + – + + – Cameroon + + + + + + + Canada – – – – – – – Canary Islands + + – – – + – Cape Verde Islands + + + + – + + Cayman Islands + – – – – – – Central African Republic + + + + + + + Chad + + + + + + + Chile...

Countries Started with D & E

Potential Health Risks to Travelers - Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions Countries Started with D & E Country Denmark – – – – – – – Djibouti + + + + + + + Dominica + – – – – – – Dominican Republic + + + – – – – Ecuador + + + – – + + Egypt + – + – + + – El Salvador + – + – – + – Equatorial Guinea + + + + + + + Estonia + – – – – – –...

Countries Started with F

Potential Health Risks to Travelers - Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions Countries Started with F Country Falkland Islands + – – – – – – Fiji + + – – – + – Finland – – – – – – – France – – – – – + – French Guiana + – + – – + + French Polynesia + + – – – + –

Countries Started with G

Potential Health Risks to Travelers - Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions Countries Started with G Country Gabon + + + + + + + Gambia + + + + + + + Germany – – – – – – – Ghana + + + + + + + Gibraltar + – – – – + – Greece + – – – – + – Greenland + + – – – – – Grenada + – – – – – – Guadeloupe + – – – – – – Guam + + – – – + – Guatemala...

Countries Started with H & I

Potential Health Risks to Travelers - Alphabetical List of Countries or Regions Countries Started with H and I Country Haiti + + + – – – – Honduras + – + – – + – Hong Kong + + – – – + – Hungary + – – – – + –                 Iceland – – – – – – – India + + + + + + – Indonesia + + + – + + – Iran + + + – + + – Iraq + + + – + + – Ireland...