What about tropical diseases?
What about tropical diseases? - 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. Furthermore, there are no current health advisories for the regions we fish. Nonetheless, a reasonable amount of care is always 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 that you consider an anti-malarial such as Malarone 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.
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