NEW VISITOR POLICY in effect as of Friday, March 27
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Hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, is caused by living organisms (viruses and bacteria) or toxic chemicals. Hepatitis viruses can be contracted during international travel.
It is important to protect yourself from insect bites when traveling internationally.
Contaminated food and water are the primary sources of traveler's diarrhea.