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Routes of Transmission Disease Info Prevention
Routine vaccines   Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and yearly flu shot.

Food and Water Hepatitis A In Taiwan, an average of 113 confirmed cases were reported to Taiwan’s notifiable disease system during 2010 to 2014. Since June 2015, Taiwan had occurred one of the most severe hepatitis A outbreak in history. There were 1,133 confirmed cases in 2016, 47% of cases were co-infected with HIV. Improved sanitation and the hepatitis A vaccine are the most effective ways to combat the disease.


Enterovirus Incidents of enterovirus starts rising from March, reaches peak from May to June and slowly declines until September for another outbreak. There are no medications nor vaccines for enterovirus; the measure of prevention is good practice of personal hygiene and washing hands to lower risks of infection. 108072


Vector-borne Japanese Encephalitis In Taiwan, epidemics can occur from May to October, and intensify in June and July. Since the national vaccination program was implementing in 1968, there are now around 20 to 30 sporadic JE cases annually in Taiwan. Japanese encephalitis vaccination is recommended for people who live near or work in close proximity to pig farms or rice paddy fields which are at risk for Japanese encephalitis infection, and travelers who visit endemic areas.


Dengue Fever A viral illness that is transmitted to humans by mosquito bites. The mosquito that spreads dengue bites during the day and is more common in urban areas. Taiwan is located in high dengue risk sub-tropical region, risk reaches peak between August and October. There is no vaccine and prevention is through avoidance of mosquito bites.
Airborne & Droplet Tuberculosis Tuberculosis is infectious and pandemic, especially in under-developed and developed. Taiwan reports of tuberculosis incidents all year around, with higher occurrences on the east and north shores of the island.


Influenza virus Reports of influenza incidence reaching peak between October to March. Vaccination is recognized as the most effective preventive measure. Respiratory and person hygiene is advised


H5N1 Avian Influenza No human cases have been reported.
Cases reported in poultry in Taiwan.


Sex and Blood Hepatitis B In Taiwan, about 100-125 confirmed cases were reported to Taiwan’s notifiable disease system during 2012 to 2016. Hepatitis B is an important occupational hazard for health workers. Hepatitis B is preventable with the currently available safe and effective vaccine.  
Non-Communicable Disease Rabies Although rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Taiwan, it is not a major risk to most travelers. CDC recommends rabies vaccine for only these groups:
(1)Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put them at risk for bat bites or other animal bites (such as adventure travel and caving).
(2)People who will be working with or around animals (such as wildlife professionals and researchers).


Others Heat and Sunburn Taiwan is located in the sub-tropical region with four distinct seasons. Average temperature in summer (June to September) is 28-29°C, highest at 38 °C; sunny and humid with occasional afternoon thunderstorms. To prevent heat stroke, avoid outtings from 11am to 3pm, wear cool clothing, wear sun screen, supply enough hydration and electrolytes. Wear SPF 15 sunscreen for daily activities and SPF 30+ for outdoor activities.  
Acute Mountain Sickness Taiwan has either areas with high altitude (2,400m or more) or areas with very high altitude (3,658m or more). Travellers who may go into areas of high altitude should take care to avoid ill effects of being at altitude including Acute Mountain Sickness, a potentially life-threatening condition.

High altitude: Jade (Yushan) Mountain top: 3,952 m. Paiyun Lodge 3,400 m Jiaminng Lake3,310 m Hehuan Mountain (Hehuanshan) Wuling 3,275m Hehuan Mountain Pine-Snow Building 3,150 m


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