Traveling to Haiti!

By: Hayley Furler

Health Alerts

Cholera outbreak in Haiti, 2011.



  • 684,085 cases
  • 8,361 deaths
  • Bacterial disease that causes diarrhea and dehydration.
  • spread through contaminated food or water
  • Protect yourself by taking an antibiotic, water purification tablets, and oral rehydration salts with you.


Vaccinations/Medicines Before You Go

  • measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine
  • varicella (chickenpox) vaccine
  • polio vaccine
  • your yearly flu shot
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Malaria prescription(take with you)


Hotel & Flight

In January, from the 15th to the 20th:

$965 to go to Port Au Prince from Cedar Rapids and stay at Best Western Premier Hotel.


Weather

  • Highs of 85 degrees
  • Lows around 74 degrees
  • About 2 inches of rain pur month


Things I Did

  • Visited the caves of Haiti
  • Went inside cathedrals
  • Spent lots of time on the beach


When you get back...

Check for...



  • Fever
  • Persistant diarrhea
  • Skin problems


For more information go to...

  • CDC website
  • Haiti tourism website
  • Trip advisor website