Viral Hepatitis: 8 Self-Defense Tips for Travelers
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
Are you planning on any holiday travel abroad? In the U.S., the risk of contracting viral hepatitis has fallen sharply in recent years, but the risk is higher for Americans who travel abroad -- especially to regions where hepatitis is prevalent and sanitation is poor.


"Travelers who go to non-urban areas of developing countries are most likely to get infected," says Scott D. Holmberg, MD, chief of the epidemiology and surveillance branch of the division of viral hepatitis at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta. But it's possible to contract hepatitis even during a stay in a luxury hotel.


Check out this article with Eight Tips to Avoid Hepatitis While Traveling , then come back and share any of your own tips, questions, or experiences with safe travels.
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