Another common travel-related disease that is even less well known is Chikungunya fever, which is a virus transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Symptoms of this disease include joint swelling and fever. There is no specific treatment for this virus, and 1.5 million cases of this virus were reported last year in India.
These diseases are carried by travelers back to their home country and can affect others and even spread, so it’s important to take steps to protect the spread of infections.
Learn more about the diseases that are commonly recognized in a country where you plan to travel by checking into the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health website. Select your destination and get health information, review current travel notices, and get information about how to stay healthy on that trip.