On the following pages you will find information about the large regions in Asia that we differentiate between when it comes to giving health advice.
- Central Asia
- Southern Assia
- Northern Asia
- Southeast Asia
Whether you are looking for advice on one specific country in one of these regions, or for a combination of countries that you’ll be visiting on your journey, you are always welcome to drop by for an intake interview.
There is a small and local risk of leptospirosis.
There is a risk of catching leptospirosis after contact with fresh surface water (swimming, rafting, etc.).
You can catch malaria in a number of regions, particularly in the south. The same can be said of Dengue, which can cause epidemics. In some regions a prolonged stay in the interior brings with in the risk of contracting Japanese encephalitis. In some heavily wooded areas diseases spread by ticks pose a hazard.
Tuberculosis is relatively commonplace but the risk varies strongly in the various countries.
In some places fresh surface water (lakes and rivers) is infected with schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and leptospirosis. You can contract these diseases through contact with the infected water (swimming, diving, rafting, etc.).
In some places fresh surface water (lakes and rivers) is infected with schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and leptospirosis. You can contract these diseases through contract with the infected water (swimming, diving, rafting, etc.).
The likelihood of running up a food poisoning infection and hepatitis depends to a large extent on the local standards of hygiene and sanitation. For a prolonged stay there is also a significant risk of contracting typhoid fever.
In a broad band that stretches across Eastern Europe and northern Asia, you can catch diseases spread by ticks. In Russia and Siberia there is a variant that can have serious consequences.
There is a local risk of leptospirosis.