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Mexico: a country full of dangerous temptations

Sunny beaches and mysterious monuments, but also the wars drug cartels or infectious disease. Country ancient Aztecs offers tourists its friendly and the dark side. On any trip to Mexico, so must be carefully prepared.

The basic vaccinations for every traveler who travels to Mexico include those against the following diseases:
Viral hepatitis A. Vaccination is recommended for all tourists. In February and March 2015, it was reported a few cases of the disease among the visitors to the ancient sites of Tulum. The infection is most commonly transmitted by contaminated hands, contaminated water and food. In addition to vaccination is necessary to observe basic hygiene rules and avoid risky activities, such as meals eaten on the street or in restaurants dubious quality.

Hepatitis B.
Protection against this disease is part of a vaccination schedule since 2001. Most adult travelers, but most likely not undergo this vaccination, although recommended for all, because the danger of infection of hepatitis B worldwide danger. Transfer is accomplished through the bloodstream or by sexual contact. Vaccinations against hepatitis A and B guarantees lifelong protection.

Typhoid. In Mexico, the disease can infect through ingestion of contaminated water, especially in rural areas. Dangerous infection but you can also affect the quality of urban hotels. The surest way to protect it is vaccination, which is carried out every three years.

Tetanus. The bacterial infection occurs most often when injuries. Tetanus vaccination is part of the compulsory vaccination calendar. The protection is not continuous but, after 10 to 15 years, it is necessary to undergo booster. Before departure, which makes it suitable for tetanus check the current force.

Cholera and diarrhea travel. In 2013 and 2014 was in Mexico reported several cases of cholera, in Hidalgo State, Mexico, San Luis Potosi, Veracruz and Querétaro. Vaccination is recommended for those who travel on their own and eat at street restaurants. Also suitable for individuals susceptible to diarrheal diseases.

Rabies. Since things are not vaccinated against rabies, especially for tourists popping for a long stay in the countryside and remote areas far from medical care. This disease is always ends in death.

The medicine expert advice

Yellow fever does not occur in Mexico. Vaccination against this viral disease is only required for visitors coming from risk areas. Malaria occurs mainly in the Mexican states: Chihuahua, Chiapas, Durango, Nayarit and Sinaloa. The risk of infection is relatively small, about the necessity of the use of antimalarial drugs so decided by the appropriate specialist in travel medicine. The necessity of taking these drugs depends on several factors - among them the exact area of ​​residence, the seasons, the current climate situation and planned activities and excursions.

Dangers can not be ignored

Wars drug cartels have long been threatening the stability of Mexico. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and warns travelers to the increase in crime in the capital and other regions of the country. In April 2015 they were arrested leaders of a drug cartel in the state of Tamaulipas. Since then, there occurs blocking roads and firefights in which has killed several civilians and members of the military. The Ministry therefore does not recommend any visit to the area. For reasons of poor security also it is unwise to travel to states on the border with the United States (Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Baja California Norte and Chihuahua) even in Michoacan. The situation has deteriorated significantly in the capital, where there is increasing cases of armed robbery. Attractive tourist locations is attacked or robbed foreigners. That's why it pays:
travel in groups of at least 3 persons
funding split and stored at multiple locations,
not to move around the city at night,
not to visit remote places.

Since the beginning of 2014, the increase in crime also faces state Estado de México, which surrounds the capital.

The ancient Aztecs countries currently convulsed fierce fighting drug traffickers. Before any travel to Mexico is thus necessary to obtain current safety information, for example on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For a quiet and safe journey without complications it is recommended to take out travel insurance that will come in handy not only in case of total emergency.

Source: Travel

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