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Health Precautions in Benin
To ensure a safe and healthy travel experience it is essential to follow a few basic health precautions in Benin.
Water and Food in Benin
Food and water is the most common cause of health problems on Benin travels. The general rule of thumb with food is to only ever eat hot food, and never eat anything that has been standing for too long. Tap water should be avoided, and there are some good bottled waters available in Benin including Possatome.
Medicine and Doctors in Benin
Medical facilities are few and far between, and ambulances especially are not always available. Bring basics such as anti-diarrhea medications, bandages, painkillers and vitamins.
Swimming in Benin
Like many undeveloped countries in Africa, bilhazia is fairly common in rivers and lakes. Avoid swimming in fresh water and if you do swim in infected areas, immediately shower and consult a doctor for treatment before your symptoms get worse.
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