If you are planning to travel internationally, you should be aware that conditions in other countries may be very different from those in Canada and may seriously affect your health and personal security.
Hygiene standards may be different from what you are used to. Food and water in the country you are visiting may be contaminated. The climate and environmental conditions may also favour disease organisms that do not occur in Canada.
You may require immunization shots for you and your family if you are planning to travel abroad. For more information about how to protect your health when traveling outside the country, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada Travel Health website.
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