Bitten by the travel bug for Spring Break this year? Follow these tips to reduce your risk of illness or injury when travelling abroad.
As winter’s hold weakens, you may be ready to make your way to balmy beach resorts, rugged rain forests, and coastal cruise ship destinations. Wherever your Marietta spring break plans take you, Sun Pediatrics and the CDC wants you to be informed and ready to make smart choices. If international travel is part of your spring break plan, the CDC Travelers’ Health website is a great first stop to make sure that you are Proactive, Prepared, and Protected when it comes to your health while traveling.
Be Aware of Zika
Many popular spring break destinations throughout the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Pacific Islands, and Mexico have outbreaks of Zika virus. CDC has issued Zika travel notices with recommendations for travelers to these destinations.
Because Zika virus is primarily spread by mosquitoes, CDC recommends that travelers to any destination with Zika protect themselves from mosquito bites.
The presence of the Zika virus in a pregnant woman is linked to serious birth defects. The CDC recommends that pregnant women not travel to an area with Zika. Pregnant women who must travel to one of these areas should talk to their doctor and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during the trip. To learn more about the recommendations for your specific travel destination, please click this link to learn more: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.
Returning from Spring Break
If your children are not feeling well when you return from a trip, schedule an appointment at Sun Pediatrics and mention that you have recently traveled. It is important to “think travel” whenever you don’t feel right after returning from a trip.
Pregnant Women – Stay Informed About Travelling
Visit Sun Pediatrics in Marietta
Have more questions about the health and well-being of your children? Ask Dr. Hari of Sun Pediatrics. Dr. Hari is highly recommended by parents in Cobb County. Sun is your local pediatrician serving Marietta, Mableton, Smyrna and Vinings.