What You Need to Know About Sanitation and Hygiene in India
Unfortunately sanitation and hygiene is severely lacking in India and can be the cause of many problems and illness for visitors. Some adjustment is required to stay healthy.
The 5 Most Common Health Concerns for Visitors to India
As India is a developing nation, visitors need to take special precautions against illnesses not normally encountered at home. In particular, the following common health concerns should be addressed.
India Monsoon Season Health Tips
Staying healthy during the monsoon season in India requires particular care to be taken. The rain and water lying around makes it easy for bacteria to breed and increases the risk of bacterial infections, such as malaria.
Top 5 Post-Monsoon Health Concerns in India
Without the monsoon rain to cool things down, many places in India can be very hot and dry in October -- often hotter than in the summer months of April and May. The dramatic change in weather post-monsoon results in a range of health concerns that visitors should be aware of.
My Experience: How to Distinguish Between Malaria, Dengue, and Viral Fever
Malaria, dengue and viral fever share similar symptoms (such as fever and body ache). However, based on my experience, although the symptoms may be the same, there are some noticeable distinctions in the way that they occur.
Centers for Disease Control Health Information
Health information for travelers to India, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US.
World Health Organization Information
Information about India from the World Health Organization.