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Some of the common diseases are :

1) Hepatitis A - Brief description: It is an acute but benign form of viral hepatitis caused by RNA virus that does not persist in the blood serum and is usually transmitted by taking food or drink that is contaminated with fecal matter

Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended for all travelers to India.

2) Typhoid - Brief description: It is a serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water. All travelers are recommended to take Typhoid vaccination.

3) Polio - Brief description: Poliomyelitis (’polio’) is a viral paralytic disease. The causative agent, a virus called poliovirus, enters the body orally, infecting the intestinal lining. It may proceed to the blood stream and into the central nervous system causing paralysis and muscle weakness.

To prevent Polio, one-time booster is recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult.

4) Yellow Fever - Brief description: An acute systemic (bodywide) illness caused by a virus called Flavivirus. In severe case, the viral infection causes high fever, bleeding in the skin and necrosis (death) of cells in the kidney and liver. The damage done to the liver from the virus results in severe jaundice, which yellows the skin

Vaccination for yellow fever is required only for travelers arriving from or transiting through any yellow-fever-infected area like Africa.

5) Japanese Encephalitis - Brief description: Mosquito-borne viral infection, is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in Asia. Japanese encephalitis virus cannot be transmitted from person-to-person.

This vaccine is recommended for travelers staying for more than 1 month and traveling to rural areas or travelers engaging in extensive unprotected outdoor activities in rural areas, especially after dusk.

6) Hepatitis B - Brief description: Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic illness.

Travelers who may have intimate contact with local residents should take this vaccination, especially if their period of stay is more than six months.

7) Rabies - Brief description: A viral disease of wild animals that can be transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animals such as dog, cat.

Any traveler who may have direct contact with animals should take this vaccination.

8) Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - Brief description: Measles, also known as rubeola, is a common disease caused by a virus of the genus Morbillivirus.

If any person born after 1956 has not previously taken this vaccination, he/she should take two doses of the same.

9) Tetanus-Diphtheria : Brief description: Tetanus, also called lockjaw, is a medical condition characterised by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness characterised by sore throat, low fever and an adherent membrane (a pseudomembrane) on the tonsils, pharynx and/or nasal cavity. You need to take this vaccination every 10 years.

10) Diarrhea - Brief description: In medicine, diarrhea, also spelt diarrhoea (see spelling differences), causes frequent loose or liquid bowel movements

The most common ailment of travelers is diarrhea. The main cause of the infection is unclean food and water. It is advised to carry an antibiotic and an anti diarrhea drug if significant diarrhea occurs. In case of diarrhea, good amount of fluid intake is required. However, if diarrhea gets severe you should immediately call a doctor.

11) Malaria - Brief description: Malaria is a vector-borne infectious disease caused by protozoan parasites.

Prophylaxis with mefloquine (Lariam), atovaquone/proguanil (Malarone) or doxycycline is recommended throughout India (including Delhi and Bombay), except at places located at high altitudes (2000 m/6561 ft). Long-term travelers coming to India may not have access to medical care all the time; they should bring along medications for emergency self-treatment in case they develop symptoms indicative of malaria, such as fever, headaches, chills and muscle aches. It is important to note that symptoms of malaria sometimes may not appear for months or even years after exposure.

12) Altitude Sickness: - Brief description: It also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, or soroche, is a pathological condition that is caused by acute exposure to low air pressure (usually outdoors at high altitudes).

Altitude sickness may occur to travelers ascending altitudes greater than 2500m. This specifically includes the mountain areas of northern India. Those with a history of heart disease, lung disease or sickle cell disease are advised to avoid high altitudes.

The above dozen listed diseases seem to be commonly prevalent.The above is a list of the most common infectious diseases throughout the world today.



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