Travel Healthy<br />Hello, I am <br />Mr. Travy<br /><ul><li>Review your health
Get plenty of sleep.
Do not travel if you are sick</li></ul>Jyoshna Bagde & Maryflora Samuel <br />Clinical site Monitors, <br />Regional Clini...
Objective<br />Understand & become familiar with Food borne diseases<br />Learn, take food and water precautions.<br />Thi...
Food Poisoning<br />‘any illness resulting from consumption of contaminated food’<br />Food Intoxication<br />Food Infecti...
Bacterial Pathogens <br />Source of Infection<br />Illness/ Symptoms<br />Viruses: Vibrio and Hepatitis<br />
Infectious Disease Risks to travelers <br />Malaria, <br />Diarrhea, <br />Leishmaniasis, <br />Rabies<br />Dengue<br />M....
Cysticercosis, or neurocysticercosis<br />
Immunizations to Consider for Adult Travelers<br />Travel related<br />Hepatitis A<br />Hepatitis B<br />Typhoid<br />Rabi...
Food Precautions<br />Avoid:<br />Food from street vendors, dingy restaurants and the ones that are empty. X<br />Improper...
..contd<br />Fresh fruit juices from the roadside juice stalls. Go for branded packed juices <br />    or unpeeled fruits ...
Water Precautions<br />Drink only bottled mineral water.<br />If mineral water is not available, ask for boiled water<br /...
Environmental Precautions<br /><ul><li>Sun Protection</li></ul> Extreme Heat and Cold <br /> (dehydration, heat stroke, hy...
Check expiry dates </li></li></ul><li>Travel Health Kit<br />=     Basic First aid    +    Medical supplies<br />First-aid...
Hand washing<br />Most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick !<br />Correct way to wash hands<br />Wet your...
Correct way to use Hand Sanitizer<br />
General Reminders…. <br />Food safety is currently one of <br />WHO's top ten priorities !!<br /><ul><li> Cover your mouth...
 In case of nasty sunburn, visit the nearest clinic and </li></ul> get yourself treated. <br /><ul><li> Do not roam around...
Sources and for further information… <br />http://www.foodborneillness.com/food_poisoning_faq<br />http://www.foodsafetyne...
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  • The cause of human cysticercosis is the larval form of Taenia solium (pork tapeworm).T. solium releases three to six proglottids/day, bearing 30,000 to 70,000 eggs (ova) per proglottid into the intestine. Nearly 250,000 ova are passed daily into the human feces and to the environment, and the cycle continues.
  • Hypothermia is dangerously low body temperature, below 95 °F (35 °C).Frostbite occurs when tissues freeze. This condition happens when you are exposed to temperatures below the freezing point of skin. Heat stroke is due to an environmental exposure to heat, resulting in an abnormally high body temperature. Dehydration (hypohydration) is defined as an excessive loss of body fluid. It is literally the removal of water
  • Travel Healthy April2010 Final Sunday11 Aril2010

    1. 1. Travel Healthy<br />Hello, I am <br />Mr. Travy<br /><ul><li>Review your health
    2. 2. Get plenty of sleep.
    3. 3. Do not travel if you are sick</li></ul>Jyoshna Bagde & Maryflora Samuel <br />Clinical site Monitors, <br />Regional Clinical Operations, BMS (India)<br />
    4. 4. Objective<br />Understand & become familiar with Food borne diseases<br />Learn, take food and water precautions.<br />Things to carry while travelling<br />
    5. 5. Food Poisoning<br />‘any illness resulting from consumption of contaminated food’<br />Food Intoxication<br />Food Infection<br /> Presence of bacteria or other <br />microbes which infect the body <br />after consumption <br />Ingestion of toxins contained within the food, including bacterially produced exotoxins, which can happen even when the microbe that produced the toxin is no longer present or able to cause infection <br />Who contaminates food..? <br />Mostly: pathogenic bacteria, viruses, prions or parasites <br />Rarely: chemical or natural toxins (poisonous mushrooms or reef fish ),<br /> pesticides or medicines in food <br />
    6. 6. Bacterial Pathogens <br />Source of Infection<br />Illness/ Symptoms<br />Viruses: Vibrio and Hepatitis<br />
    7. 7. Infectious Disease Risks to travelers <br />Malaria, <br />Diarrhea, <br />Leishmaniasis, <br />Rabies<br />Dengue<br />M. Meningitis, <br />Tuberculosis, <br />Leptospirosis<br />
    8. 8. Cysticercosis, or neurocysticercosis<br />
    9. 9. Immunizations to Consider for Adult Travelers<br />Travel related<br />Hepatitis A<br />Hepatitis B<br />Typhoid<br />Rabies<br />Meningococcal disease<br />Polio<br />Japanese encephalitis<br />Yellow Fever<br />Routine<br />Diphtheria<br />Tetanus<br />Pertussis<br />Measles<br />Mumps<br />Rubella<br />Varicella<br />Pneumococcus<br />Influenza<br />DPT<br />MMR<br />
    10. 10. Food Precautions<br />Avoid:<br />Food from street vendors, dingy restaurants and the ones that are empty. X<br />Improperly cooked food (usually contaminated with dust) X<br />Warm Food X (Danger Zone)<br />Food left sitting (may attract flies and cause major health hazards) X<br />Junk foods like burgers, chowmein, chips, samosas, cold drinks X<br />Salads, raw vegetables and unpasteurized dairy products X<br />Ice X<br />Foods like omelets sandwiches sold by vendors on buses/trains X<br />Sauces, soufflés, prawns, cocktails and mousses X ..cont<br />
    11. 11. ..contd<br />Fresh fruit juices from the roadside juice stalls. Go for branded packed juices <br /> or unpeeled fruits (wash them before you eat) X<br />11. Un-cooked meat like salami and ham cold cuts X<br />12. Food which contains a lot of food coloring or MSG – check with the wait staff <br /> about Chinese food and soups in particular X<br />http://foodsafetyindia.nic.in/ <br />Carry packed, healthy <br />dry meals<br />by Directorate General of Health Services, <br />Ministry of Health and Family Welfare<br />
    12. 12. Water Precautions<br />Drink only bottled mineral water.<br />If mineral water is not available, ask for boiled water<br />Do not drink beverages with ice.<br />Never ever drink water from roadside vendors, <br /> water sold in polythene bags, tap water, at restaurants <br /> and other public places.<br />5. Beware of cheap fake bottled water.<br /> Make sure to check that the seal of the bottle is intact. <br />6. Also, see if there is anything floating in it before buying. <br />
    13. 13. Environmental Precautions<br /><ul><li>Sun Protection</li></ul> Extreme Heat and Cold <br /> (dehydration, heat stroke, hypothermia, frostbite<br /><ul><li>Air Travel</li></li></ul><li>Travel Medications<br /><ul><li>Please consult your GP before you</li></ul> travel <br /><ul><li>Get a list of travel medicines
    14. 14. Check expiry dates </li></li></ul><li>Travel Health Kit<br />= Basic First aid + Medical supplies<br />First-aid<br />First aid quick reference card <br />Basic first-aid items (bandages, gauze, ace bandage, <br />antiseptic, tweezers, scissors, cotton-tipped applicators) <br />Moleskin for blisters <br />Aloe gel for sunburns <br />Oral rehydration solution packets<br />Prescription Medicines<br />Pack your prescription medications in your carry-on luggage. <br />Pack copies of all prescriptions, including the generic names for medications. Extra pair of glasses<br />Leave a copy of your prescriptions at home with a friend or relative.<br />Over-the-counter medicines <br />Anti-diarrheal medication (for example, bismuth subsalicylate, loperamide) <br />Antihistamine <br />Decongestant, alone or in combination with antihistamine <br />Anti-motion sickness medication <br />Medicine for pain or fever (such as acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen) <br />Mild laxative <br />Cough suppressant/expectorant <br />Cough drops <br />Antacid <br />Antifungal and antibacterial ointments or creams <br />1% hydrocortisone cream<br />On long trips, always <br />carry your <br />Health insurance card <br />and copies of claim forms<br />
    15. 15. Hand washing<br />Most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick !<br />Correct way to wash hands<br />Wet your hands with warm water, Apply soap.<br />Rub hands together and scrub really well.<br />Be sure to get under fingernails and in between fingers.<br />Scrub for about 10-15 seconds<br />Rinse hands of soap & Dry hands well with a clean paper towel or cloth.<br />Turn off faucet with paper towel.<br />
    16. 16. Correct way to use Hand Sanitizer<br />
    17. 17. General Reminders…. <br />Food safety is currently one of <br />WHO's top ten priorities !!<br /><ul><li> Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough </li></ul>or sneeze, put used tissue in the trash. <br /><ul><li> If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your </li></ul> upper sleeve, not your hands <br /><ul><li> Wash your hands often with soap and running water, </li></ul> especially after coughing or sneezing <br /><ul><li> Avoid close contact with sick people
    18. 18. In case of nasty sunburn, visit the nearest clinic and </li></ul> get yourself treated. <br /><ul><li> Do not roam around barefoot as it might give you fungal </li></ul>and parasitic infection. If you do, make sure you wash your feet <br />thoroughly with clean water and soap and dry them quickly.<br />
    19. 19. Sources and for further information… <br />http://www.foodborneillness.com/food_poisoning_faq<br />http://www.foodsafetynews.com/<br />http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/health-during-trip.aspx <br />http://www.webhealthcentre.com/HealthyLiving/first_aid_kits.aspx<br />http://healthy-india.org/# <br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foodborne_illness <br />
    20. 20. Mr. Travy says……<br />X<br />Prevention is Powerful<br />
    21. 21. Have a safe and HEALTHY Journey ahead … <br />Thank you and Good bye !!!<br />

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