Health recommendations for travelers


The latest issue of the weekly epidemiological bulletin (BEH) is devoted to health recommendations for travelers for 2017, approved by the High Council for Public Health (HCSP) on March 10. In this document published by Santé Publique France, for the attention of health professionals, we learn that “diarrhea is always the most frequent health problem when traveling, with affections of the upper airways, dermatoses and fever” . The prevention of diarrhea is based on several hygiene measures, including "washing hands, before meals and before handling any food, and after going to the toilet". Ice cubes are also to be avoided, just like fresh fruit juices prepared by hand. _EH

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