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Health Precautions in Egypt
It is essential to follow a few basic health precautions in Egypt – health care facilities are not always up to Western standards, and if you fail to take these precautions, you may end up having a bad holiday experience.
Food and Water in Egypt
The tap water in Egypt is generally either un-cleaned or over-chlorinated, so it is best to stick to bottled water. Food is generally safe at restaurants, but hygiene standards are often poor so avoid peeled fruit and vegetables, or food that has been left to stand.
Swimming in Egypt
Generally, all rivers and lakes should be avoided as bilharzia is present in most still water. This causes a bad reaction similar to food allergies, and can be treated but should rather be avoided.
Health Risks in Egypt
Bird flu is a big risk, and all birds – live or dead, should be avoided. Rabies occurs at times, so travellers should be vaccinated against this disease.
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