Warning! Being uninformed may be hazardous to your health! Outside of the U.S., especially in developing countries, you may encounter diseases that are no longer considered a threat here at home.
Read through the Country Background Notes and Country Specific Information on the country you plan to visit to make sure you are aware of prevalent illnesses, water and food conditions, and current travel warnings .
Less-developed countries may pose more of a challenge to staying healthy on your trip – make sure you know how to defend yourself against possible exposure to disease.