Episode 6: The Risks in Traveling to the Amazon Rainforest


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The risks in traveling to the Amazon rainforest: How travelers can find out if the trip is worth risk, including resources for anyone thinking about traveling anywhere in the world and an introduction to the connection between leishmaniasis and tourism.

CDC's quick visual guide to help travelers pack Zika-smart for a trip to South America.

This Episodes scientific paper was by Fernandes Brilhante et al "Epidemiological aspects of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (ACL) in an endemic area of forest extractivist culture in western Brazilian Amazonia"

The World Health Organization travel warning for Brazil.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention travel information on Brazil, Yellow Fever, and Zika.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention Yellow Book.

The State Departments information about what to do if you get sick while abroad.

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