Yellow fever — only if you’re coming from a yellow
Note: this list is not meant to be comprehensive for all people
— just the basics are covered here. Check with a doctor.
There is malaria in India, and lots of it. All regions
throughout the country, below 2,000 metres, are
considered to have malaria present (large cities such
as Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are considered low risk).
Anti-malarial pills, though, seem to be one of the
most hotly contested items on any backpacker’s
checklist. Virtually every travel forum is full of
people looking for any excuse not to take these pills,
usually due to tales of horrific side effects from
Health & Wellness
As with travel to any foreign land, packing a basic medical kit is
sound practice. At minimum, include:
Diarrhea relief tablets (Imodium)
Bug spray (30% DEET)
Antibacterial ointment (Polysporin)
Water purification tablets
If you do get sick (vomiting and diarrhea), and it’s
showing signs of being a serious infection, antibiotics
are the treatment of choice.
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