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Haiti Health care

Travel Warning

WARNING: As of October 2010, cholera issues are beginning to rise in Haiti. Cholera is spread through contaminated food and water. It is strongly advised to stay away from potentially dangerous areas, or, even better, to stay away from Haiti completely at this moment.

Sanitary conditions in Haiti are poor. Tap water should be avoided. Drink bottled water only. Health care, while well below the standards of that in developed countries, is available in all large towns and cities. Many smaller towns and villages also have health clinics. However, medical equipment and a wide variety of medicines may be in meager supply. The biggest concern in Haiti for travellers is malaria, and dehydration. One should make an appointment with a travel clinic for anti-malarial prophylaxis. Hydration requirements can be fulfilled by preparing one of the many water purifying systems as if one were going camping or by buying bottled water once in Haiti, which is widely available and inexpensive by western standards. Washing oneself with water from places such as creeks or lakes is not recommended due to the risk of water-borne diseases. Depending on your itinerary, you may have to walk a lot. Comfortable footwear is crucial for avoiding blisters. Hiking boots are recommended as well as comfortable sandals.

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