No mandatory vaccinations are required. No snakes or venomous spiders.
But some precautions need to be taken:
- Chikungugnya & dengue :use mosquito repellent.
The epidemic is iver. I’d like to mention dengue fever and chinkungugnya because the latter recently arrived here. For those who are not informed, and considering the importance given to epidemics by the media, I would like to reassure you. Transmitted by mosquitos, the best way to avoid these diseases is the diligent use of insect repellents. If you’re unlucky and get sick, dengue fever symptoms are similar to flu without a cough, with fever, aches, loss of appetite. Chinkungugnya comes with headaches, sore joints making it difficult to get up, and itching skin infections. Severe cases of these diseases are, according to doctors, linked to those with existing medical conditions, infants and the elderly. Epidemy
- Protect yourself from the sun
- In the lagoon :
- On land :
- Beware of straying dogs. Unfortunately, it is a big problem here. Take a stick with you when you go for a walk.
- Centipede : Their bite is very painful. However, you will barely see them unless you lift stones or flower pots. Don’t leave you wet linen on the ground, they love humidity and could hideout underneath.
Copyright underwater photos Rodolphe Holler
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