Everyone should make sure they are up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations. You can check out the most recent information provided for the region by looking at the web site of the Centers for Disease Control, (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/peru). Standard immunizations include: yellow fever, typhoid, influenza, tetanus, and hepatitis A and B. Chloroquine or other malaria prophylaxis is optional, though a US or European physician is likely to insist that you take prophylaxis as a precaution. We have not yet had a malaria case at the Station.
It is important to tell your doctor that you will be in a very remote region. Bring supplies of any medications you use regularly or occasionally. The station maintains a basic medical kit, including antibiotics, first-aid supplies, but the station does not accept responsibility for having on hand any possible drug or therapeutic device that might be needed in an emergency.
Prospective visitors should be keenly aware of the station’s remoteness. In the event of emergency, a boat can be chartered to go at the city (4 hours). Personal health and life insurance are therefore highly recommended.
Contracting Dengue fever is a possibility. The disease is transmitted by a mosquito. Wearing long sleeves and pants, and using repellent at dawn, dusk and night, will significantly reduce your chances of infection.
One of the biggest potential dangers is the possibility of a tree or branch falling on you. This is particularly true during storms. If you are caught in the forest in a storm with high winds, and you’re more than a few minutes fast walk to the Station, find a large, healthy looking tree and stand close to its trunk until the storm abates. DO NOT move around in the forest during strong winds.
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