UK's Public Health England (PHE) and National Travel Health Network and Center (NaTHNaC9 have produced a factsheet for football fans going to Brazil for the FIFA Football World Cup from 12 June to 13 July 2014 with information on how to stay healthy and keep safe.
Dr. Jane Jones, a travel health expert at PHE, warned that a number of tropical diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever occur in parts of Brazil, and there are also a range of other potential health hazards. Our factsheet aims to raise awareness of these risks so that people attending the World Cup can protect their health while enjoying their trip.
Dr. Dipti Patel, joint director at NaTHNaC, commissioned by PHE, also had something to say.
We would encourage fans to seek travel health advice early, ideally 4 to 6 weeks before travel, to ensure they have ample time to organize any preventive measures like vaccinations or anti malarial tablets that they may need. It’s also very important that people take out comprehensive health insurance.
Just a little thought and some sensible practices could avoid any unpleasant illnesses which could ruin your World Cup experience.
We also advise fans to refer to the NaTHNaC country information pages, for travel health advice specific to Brazil”.