What about tropical diseases?
What about tropical diseases? - A reasonable amount of care is advisable. Ask your physician for his recommendations based on your personal health profile. The U.S. Public Health Service or I.A.M.A.T also publishes periodic advisories for all foreign countries, providing recommendations for immunizations. We recommend an anti-malarial and any inoculations that your personal physician might suggest. We fish in the headwaters of remote Amazon rivers, generally well up-river of any permanent habitation. Typically, diseases are passed from human to human when they are in close proximity. Your chances of coming into contact with any diseases are far greater on the airplanes and in the cities than they are in the fisheries.
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