ZIKA Virus Malaria or Yellow Fever await you in South America

The truth is all of these are here in South America, Colombia, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama are all the same, close to the rainforest where these insect live.

BRING SEVERAL BOTTLES OF DEET.  50% will last 4 hours, 25% two hours, 100% unto 6 hours. Read the label.

How To Avoid Bug Bites 

  • Cover exposed skin. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats,, plus a cotton neck scarf 
  • Use an approved insect repellent. 100% DEET is only one that actually works. Spray on back of neck, arms, hands, ankles plus spray on your hands apply easy to face. 
  • Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear. These items remain protected after several washings. Check the product information. If treating items yourself, follow the instructions carefully, and do not use permethrin directly on skin.  Hats, shirts, pants, scarf, socks this was made for our military and actually works too, google it, sold on Amazon. 
  • Sleep in air-conditioned or screened rooms. 
  • Use a bed net if the sleeping area is exposed to the outdoors. 
  • If bitten, avoid scratching the area. Apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion and reduce the itching.

Prior to their journey, health professionals in your own country will advise travelers about necessary vaccines. The U.S. recommends the vaccine for travelers visiting regions lower than 2,300 m in elevation, in provinces east of the Andes Mountains.  Yellow Fever shots are a good precaution.

ZIKA you only need to Google this virus to understand the danger.

The bite of the female Anopheles mosquito transmits malaria to humans.