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  • [INTRO MUSIC] With its lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and Buddhist landmarks, Thailand is

  • a pure visual feast. However, Thailand is not just a visual delight. The country's renowned

  • gastronomy provides a literal culinary feast as well.

  • The famous Thai cuisine known for its freshness and savory combination of flavors is sure

  • to delight the pallets of global travelers, and it's one of the best ways to immerse yourself

  • in the local culture. Dishes such as Pad Thai or spicy curries are sure to please, but be

  • sure to use proper judgment with your food choices.

  • Hygiene and sanitation standards are likely to be different in Thailand from what you

  • are used to at home, especially among Thailand's popular street food vendors. Travel health

  • specialists advise that you avoid eating food stalls on the street, but if you do choose

  • to indulge it's best to avoid things like raw foods in favor of fully cooked items and

  • to only eat fruits and vegetables that you've peeled yourself. In case your culinary escapades

  • take you off road and take a toll on your stomach, be sure to pack a traveler's diarrhea

  • kit so your adventures don't lead you off track and you don't end up dehydrated.

  • As you're wandering through the streets of Thailand's cities, relaxing on the beaches,

  • or trekking through the lush landscape in search of that idyllic retreat or perfect

  • next stop on your culinary tourism tour, remember that insect-borne viruses like dengue fever

  • and chikungunya are endemic to Thailand and the application of mosquito repellents containing

  • Deet is highly recommended.

  • Travel to Thailand brings with it a host of other considerations of which the average

  • traveler or guidebook maybe unaware. However, a visit with the travel health specialist

  • will help you to tailor your precautions to your specific situation and medical history.

  • For example, during the dry season, travelers with respiratory or pulmonary conditions may

  • find their symptoms aggravated by agricultural burning. It's best to consult the air quality

  • index and plan your trip accordingly so your breath is taken away by the natural beauty

  • and delicious cuisine rather than a lack of oxygen.

  • As any cautious traveler knows, vaccines are a crucial pre-travel preparatory measure.

  • CDC highly recommends all travelers to Thailand receive both hepatitis A and B vaccines. Hepatitis

  • A protection is especially important if you plan on taking a culinary tour of the country

  • since exposure to the virus often occurs via contaminated food and water. For the same

  • reason, the typhoid vaccine is recommended as well, especially if you plan to travel

  • through small villages and rural areas where sanitation may be lacking. If you plan to

  • travel outside of Bangkok and visit some of the more rural farming communities, then Japanese

  • encephalitis vaccine is recommended as well since this is where mosquitoes that carry

  • the disease thrive.

  • Make the most of your time in Thailand. Consult with the Passport Health travel medicine specialists

  • to determine your strategy for staying well abroad. Call 1-888-499-PASS or just visit

  • www.passporthealthusa.com to find the Passport Health clinic nearest you.

[INTRO MUSIC] With its lush rainforests, beautiful beaches and Buddhist landmarks, Thailand is

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Traveling to Thailand: Health & Safety Tips

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    阿多賓 posted on 2013/11/24
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