AIDS

Travelers who choose to have intimate contact with new partners are at increased risk for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS. The risk of developing an STD may be decreased by use of latex condoms and diaphragms with a spermicide. AIDS, as well as other diseases, also may be transmitted by injections with unsterile, contaminated needles or by blood transfusions. Learn more about AIDS.

Dengue

Dengue is a viral illness transmitted by day-biting mosquitoes in many tropical areas. There are no vaccines or pills to prevent this illness and symptoms are similar to those of malaria: high fever and chills at least one week after the bite of an infected mosquito.  Learn more about Dengue.

Malaria

Malaria is a severe mosquito-transmitted blood infection. Prescribed malaria medications should be taken before, during and especially after returning from your travels. Failure to do so may result in contracting this preventable and extremely dangerous disease. Learn more about Malaria.

Rabies

Rabies is a severe, deadly infection acquired from exposure to saliva from an infected mammal. This typically occurs via a bite; however, scratches that break the skin and saliva exposure to your mucous membranes (e.g., eyes or mouth) are also of concern. Learn more about Rabies.

STDS

Travelers who choose to have intimate contact with new partners are at increased risk for acquiring sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including HIV infection and hepatitis B. Consistent and proper use of latex condoms can reduce the risk of HIV and STD infection. Learn more about STDs.

Find a Specialist

Specialists that are concerned with Infectious Disease include Infectious Disease Physicians .