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A 37-year-old member asked:

are there are diseases native to india that i should be concerned about when traveling there?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depends on where: you are going in India, what you will eat,etc. Cholera, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese encephalitis , Encephalitis, Rabies, Typhoid, Tuberculosis, Avian Flu, Chikungunya fever, Dengue fever & Zika virus are potential risks. Zika is considered a risk to pregnant women.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Several: I will list these 1 Malaria 2Dengui Fever 3Typhoid Fever 4 Hepatitis A 5 E Coli Gastroenteritis 6 Japanese Encephalitis rather rare Commonest is Malaria and you can take preventive meds.Second commonest is E Coli Gstroentritis from water,so drink boiled water or reputable bottled water.Mosquito repellent is adviced

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