Cases of Tuberculosis have been abundant in Thailand, and TB is considered a serious health concern. Protect yourself by taking the necessary precautions and ensuring you have all required vaccinations and testing done.
Protection against Mosquitoes
Several diseases including Dengue and Chikungunya are endemic to Thailand. As a result, it is crucial tourists take steps to protect themselves from being bitten. Using a repellent with DEET and mosquito nets while sleeping as well as wearing long shirts and pants will help reduce your risk of infection.
Be careful when eating
Thai cuisine is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in the culture, and the culinary options abound. Whether you choose Pad Thai or Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad), you are sure to be delighted with your choice, but use caution when eating your dish. Thai food can have extremely spicy peppers included in the dish or used as a garnish. Exercising caution will save your mouth from feeling the burn.
HIV/AIDS is at epidemic proportions in Thailand, with most cases being transmitted via heterosexual couples. Use extreme precaution if you engage in any activity that heightens your risk of exposure to an infected individual. This includes sexual intercourse, using unsterilized needles, or exposure to blood.
Thailand is hot and humid and can take a toll on your body if you forget to drink water. Carry bottled water with you and be sure to replenish your body throughout the day. Fighting dehydration is one of the best ways to stay healthy in Thailand.