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Health Precautions in Turkey – Health
Although the country is mostly safe, modern and ideal for travel, there are a few health precautions in Turkey – health care facilities are readily available in most cities and some of the larger towns, however hospitals and clinics are few and far between in the more rural areas. Stay healthy to avoid issues and to ensure a pleasant travel experience.
Malaria outbreaks have occurred in some parts, with other diseases such as leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis, measles, polio, bird flu (H5N1) and meningitis also occurring to lesser degrees.
Food and water:
Generally, although tap water is chlorinated in most cities and towns, it is best to stick to bottled water as heavily cleansed water can also be harsh for many travellers. Bottled water is readily available in every town at cheap prices. Food can be very rich, and buying meat and other dishes from outdoor markets may result in tummy bugs.
Doctors, hospitals, dentists, clinics and other health care facilities are available in most cities and large towns, however not in the more rural areas. Keep a well-stocked first-aid kit to prevent small medical issues from getting more serious.