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Can you get lifelong illness living in a developing country?

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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Sure

You can get a lifelong illness living in any country ; ) std's come to mind, hepatitis c, herpes, and HIV last forever. I believe you are referring to other infections? Yes, there are some unusual infections which can cause long term illness (with significant infection) - you'd have to live there for a while.
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In brief: Sure

You can get a lifelong illness living in any country ; ) std's come to mind, hepatitis c, herpes, and HIV last forever. I believe you are referring to other infections? Yes, there are some unusual infections which can cause long term illness (with significant infection) - you'd have to live there for a while.
See a travel medicine expert to calm your concerns & provide good healthy advice!
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