Travelers should prepare for their trip by visiting their physician to get the proper vaccinations and obtain the necessary medication if they have a medical condition or chronic disease. Diseases that travelers may pick up from contaminated water or food, insect or animal bites, or from other people include:Read more: Travel Medicine Article
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Medications & Supplements
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- doxycycline (Vibramycin, Doryx)
- diphenoxylate and atropine (Lomotil)
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