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Prevent Bug Bites

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Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers

Mosquitoes spread many types of viruses and parasites that can cause diseases like chikungunya, dengue, Zika, and malaria. If you are traveling to an area where malaria is found, talk to your healthcare provider about malaria prevention medication that may be available.

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.


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Prevent Bug Bites
What to know before you go

Bugs can spread diseases. Travelers to tropical and other destinations should take steps to prevent bug bites.

Wearing insect repellent with at least 20% DEET protects against mosquito and tick bites.

Other ways to prevent bug bites: Wear long pants and sleeves, use permethrin-treated gear and clothing, sleep in places that are air conditioned or screened against bugs, sleep under a bed net if exposed to outdoors.

If you get sick after traveling, see a doctor. Tell the doctor where you traveled.



Going to the American Tropics?

Mosquitoes spread diseases such as chikungunya and dengue.

Don't let mosquitoes ruin your trip.



Recently in the American Tropics?

Mosquitoes spread diseases such as chikungunya and dengue.

If you get sick, see a doctor. Tell the doctor you traveled to the Caribbean.

Food and Water

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Food and Beverage Safety for the International Traveler:
What's Safer and What's Not

Unclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Travelers to developing countries are especially at risk. In otherwise healthy adults, diarrhea is rarely serious or life-threatening, but if can certainly make for an unpleasant trip. Take steps to avoid diarrhea when you travel.


Risky vs. Safer

Risky vs. Safer
Food and Drink Choices while Traveling

Checklist of risky food choices and safer alternatives for international travelers


Food and water

Food and Water Safety
What to know before you go

Eating or drinking unclean food and water can make you sick with travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. You are at risk if you travel internationally, especially to developing countries. Reduce your risk by sticking to these safe food and water habits.

International Road Safety

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International Road Safety
A route to avoiding a crash while abroad.

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of healthy US citizens traveling to foreign countries.


Road safety tips

International Road Safety
Eight simple steps to minimize your risk while you're traveling

Nearly half of medical evacuations back to the United States are the result of a car crash. A medical evacuation can cost more than $100,000. Don't be another statistic.

Travelers' Health Website

Website guide

CDC Travelers' Health Website Guide

Guide to destination pages, traveler information center, and clinician information center

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

MERS health advisory

Health Advisory: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Going to the Arabian Peninsula? A new disease called MERS has been identified in some countries.

The risk to most travelers is low, but you should take these steps to prevent the spread of germs.

Poster also available in Arabic



Health Advisory: MERS
Were you in the Middle East recently?

Watch for fever with cough or difficulty breathing.

If you get sick within 14 days of leaving, call a doctor.

Tell the doctor you traveled.

Ebola in West Africa

Health Advisory: Ebola

Health Advisory: Ebola
Recently in West Africa?

Watch for fever, headaches, and body aches in the next 3 weeks.

If you get sick, call a doctor. Tell the doctor where you traveled.

For more information, visit or call 800-CDC-INFO.


Health Advisory: Ebola

Health Advisory: Ebola
Going to West Africa?

Check travelers' health updates at

For more information, call 800-CDC-INFO.