Traveling can be fun but make sure that traveling to other countries can come with some health effect as well. This can be due to change in environmental factors or any past prevalence of disease.
You should have all the required knowledge on routine vaccinations when you are traveling to any foreign country. There are some vaccines that are needed for traveling. Keep yourself updated about routine vaccines prior to every trip. There are vaccinations for measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly shot for flu.
It is essential to get the required vaccines and medicines when visiting another country because there is a risk of you catching a disease,
You can get Hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Romania no matter where you eat or stay. CDC recommends this vaccine for your safety. Your doctor will instruct you on what vaccines and medicines you require. This will be based on your destination, number of days spent there, what you will be doing and if you are departing from any other country other than the US.
You can be affected by hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, CDC recommends this vaccine if you engage in sexual activity with a new partner, get yourself a tattoo or piercing, or require any medical procedures.
Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Romania. However it is not a major threat to most travelers. CDC recommends this vaccine only for the following groups: Travelers exploring the outdoor and being involved in other activities (such as adventure travel and caving) in remote areas increase the chances of them being bitten by an animal.
Likewise, people those who will be handling animals or being around animals (such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers) will also be get affected by this. In the same way, people who are going for long trips or shifting to remote areas, children enjoy playing with animals, might not complain about bites, and are more likely to get bitten on their head and neck.
Stay Healthy and Safe
Learn steps you can apply on yourself to stay healthy and safe during your trip. Vaccines cannot protect you from all the diseases in so your actions are important too.
- Drink and Eat from clean and safe places
- Do not let bugs bite you
- Stay safe outdoors
- Stay away from animals
- Stay away from germs
- Sharing body fluids is not clever
- Learn about medical care while traveling
- Use safe transportation methods
- Maintain personal security
Healthy Travel Packing List
Check the Healthy Travel Packing List for list of health-related products you should pack for your trip. Consult your doctor about which items are most essential to carry.
Why does CDC recommend taking these health-related items?
Being prepared to prevent and treat common illnesses and injuries is the way to go. Some supplies and medicines may not be found easily at your location, it can have different names or different ingredients which is not what you normally use.
After Your Trip
If you feel ill after your trip, you should visit your doctor. If you require guidance in finding a travel medicine specialist, see Find a Clinic. Make sure you tell your doctor about your travel, including details such as places you visited and what activities you did on your trip. Do not fail to inform your doctor if you were bitten or scratched by an animal on your trip.