Five tropical diseases you really do not want to catch

As travellers we are exposed to many disease risks and quite often there is not much that we can do about it. Whether you are off backpacking through India or struggling through mosquito infested jungles you can only do so much to keep the bad guys away and often the prevention is nasty in itself with clothing rotting chemicals and mind bending pills.

Travelling on a budget puts us more at risk because we are often at the lower end of the hygiene scale sometimes sacrificing standards to meet a meagre daily allowance where at other times it can be just the environment in which we travel which is out to get us, either way the short list that follows is but a few of the many bugs you really do not want to catch.

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