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The Amazon River flows through the tropical parts of Peru and Brazil, regions of the world that have health risks not found in the U.S. or Canada. To get the latest information on the vaccines that are suggested or required for travelers visiting tropical Peru and Brazil, visit the Center for Disease Control.

For information on Peru, click here (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/peru.aspx) For information on Brazil, click here (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/brazil.aspx)

Vaccinations may be required for Yellow Fever, Malaria or other diseases.

At least six weeks prior to your departure for your Amazon River cruise, we recommend that you visit a healthcare provider that specializes in Travel Medicine. They can offer up-to-date information about risk by regions within a country.

If you will be visiting an area of Brazil or Peru where malaria is present, be sure to discuss with your doctor the best ways to avoid catching malaria. Ways to prevent malaria include the following:

  • Taking a prescription anti-malarial drug
  • Using insect repellent and wearing long pants and sleeves to prevent mosquito bites
  • Sleeping in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms or using bed nets
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