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August 27, 2013 – 14:25

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India, like all countries in the Indian subcontinent is one of the world where hygiene leaves more to be desired.
In addition, by philosophy or religion, the Indians have a low propensity to fight against the most obvious causes of infectious diseases: dead animals or even humans abandoned roadside, animals in the streets and homes, to rats that leaves grow or that is worshiped in some temples ... No wonder that the plague is present in this country is endemic.

Precautions "environmental" the most stringent shall be applied for a stay in India. As a first priority, dietary precautions "universal" must be strictly followed: drink no uncontrolled water unless it is disinfected or boiled or microflitrée; outlaw ice and straws if possible (to repeated use and simply rinsed before being reused), avoid raw vegetables and unwashed fruits, unpeeled, uncooked milk and its derivatives and non-industrial refrain from any product that could be frozen.
These recommendations do not apply to the upscale restaurants (and very expensive) major Indian cities, which are actually international standards. Use caution anyway for any occasion.

- Against sickness, better equip themselves before using a anti-nausea and anti-vomiting.
- Barber: avoid getting shaved by one of the many barbers with nimble fingers working in busy streets and around stations. Any cut with an unclean instrument can pose a risk of transmission of the AIDS virus, hepatitis C, hepatitis B (but of course you are vaccinated), widely used in India.


Stopping diarrhea drugs can be purchased in pharmacies without a prescription before your departure.
In case of diarrhea, two possibilities:
- It is accompanied by a high and / or emissions fever mucus, pus or blood, consult a doctor promptly. Same in the case of emissions "rice water" kind;
- It is simply stool unusually soft and normally colored without fever, a simple "disinfection" intestinal enough.


- There is no malaria in the center of large cities (although we say "center"!)
- There is a risk of contaminating the bite from sunset to sunrise, so that there is a risk that if you plan to sleep in the bush, in a small town or in the suburbs and slums. The risk is multiplied during the monsoon.

If you believe that your stay will be exhibiting at risk of malaria, you should take the following steps;
- From the sun, always wear clothing that covers most of the body surface area for parties that remain uncovered, use creams, ointments or sprays mosquito repellent;
- The most comprehensive of these repellents, according to the recommendations of WHO and the Ministry of Health's Insect Screen, otherwise there is a very effective on-site product: the Odomos, a cream that has more the advantage of feeling pretty good (and be much cheaper than European products) also Good Knight range;
- Only sleep under a mosquito net pre-impregnated with insecticide: these nets are not very easy to find in France.


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