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The Ultimate Avoiding Travel Illnesses Quiz
by Staff
Traveling is usually a fun and exciting experience, but it can go very sour if you catch a bug along the way. There are a few simple ways to avoid catching a travel disease. Take this quiz to see how much you know about avoiding travel illnesses.

What effect does fatigue have on the body?

  • It causes anemia.
  • It weakens the immune system.
  • It causes insomnia.

Which of the following places can make you ill due to their physical location?

  • the Dead Sea
  • Tibet
  • the Great Barrier Reef

Which basic commodity is often the source of germs?

  • bread
  • bananas
  • water

What can you do to prevent getting sick from water?

  • Drink sodas.
  • Do not drink anything.
  • Add salt to the water.

Which of the following areas of the body are more vulnerable to germs?

  • the eyes
  • the fingers
  • the mouth

What should you carry with you to help with hand hygiene?

  • hand sanitizer
  • wet wipes
  • napkins

How long before traveling to a country should you get vaccinated against local diseases?

  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks

Where can you find out which vaccinations you need before travelling to a certain location?

  • from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • from the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • from the local embassy of the country you are travelling to

If you are traveling and you don't have a required vaccination, what will happen?

  • You will have to get it at the airport.
  • You won't be allowed to leave the country.
  • You will definitely catch the disease.

What is a common cause of fatigue when travelling?

  • different temperatures
  • an uncomfortable bed
  • jet lag

What can you do to avoid fatigue from travelling?

  • Allow a day to adjust to the local times.
  • Take sleeping pills on the plane.
  • Book nice accommodation.

How does the air thickness at higher altitudes compare to that of sea level?

  • thicker
  • thinner
  • the same

What does your body become deprived of when you are at higher altitudes?

  • red blood cells
  • oxygen
  • vitamins

If you are traveling to high altitudes, what is the best way to do it to avoid altitude sickness?

  • Ascend in stages.
  • Ascend quickly.
  • Take deep breaths.

If you want to climb to a high altitude on the first day of your trip, what is recommended in order to avoid altitude sickness?

  • Minimize the amount you carry with you.
  • Eat lots of carbohydrates.
  • Sleep at a lower altitude.