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
the Great Barrier Reef
Which basic commodity is often the source of germs?
What can you do to prevent getting sick from water?
Do not drink anything.
Add salt to the water.
Which of the following areas of the body are more vulnerable to germs?
What should you carry with you to help with hand hygiene?
How long before traveling to a country should you get vaccinated against local diseases?
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?
an uncomfortable bed
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?
What does your body become deprived of when you are at higher altitudes?
red blood cells
If you are traveling to high altitudes, what is the best way to do it to avoid altitude sickness?
Ascend in stages.
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?