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Italy Health
Visitors have to be always attentive about their health. Traveler should be conscious of health precautions in Italy.

Vaccinations
The following medical vaccinations are desirable or helpful for travel to Italy to prevent contagious diseases in Italy:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
Medical services in Italy
Private hospitals and clinics in Italy are very good but are expensive. First Aid Service is found at airports, ports, railway stations and hospitals. Call 118  for need an ambulance in anywhere in Italy.

Be Careful about Food and Water
Diseases from food and water are the leading cause of illness in travelers. Follow these tips for safe eating and drinking:

    Drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated (bubbly) drinks in cans or bottles.  Avoid tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes.  If this is not possible, learn how to make water safer to drink.
    Do not eat food purchased from street vendors.
    Make sure food is fully cooked.

Avoid Injuries
Car crashes are a leading cause of injury among travelers. Protect yourself from these injuries by:

    Avoiding night driving.
    Not drinking and driving.
    Following local traffic laws.
    Not getting on an overloaded bus or mini-bus.
    Hiring a local driver, when possible.
    Wearing helmets when you ride bikes, motorcycles, and motor bikes.

Prevent Animal Bites and Scratches
Direct contact with animals can spread diseases like rabies or cause serious injury or illness. It is important to prevent animal bites and scratches.

    Be sure you are up to date with tetanus vaccination.
    Do not touch or feed any animals, including dogs and cats. Even animals that look like healthy pets can have rabies or other diseases.
    Help children stay safe by supervising them carefully around all animals.
    If you are bitten or scratched, wash the wound well with soap and water and go to a doctor right away.
    After your trip, be sure to tell your doctor or state health department if you were bitten or scratched during travel.

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