Health Precautions

Uttar Pradesh is one of the poorest province in India. There are many diseases prevalent in UP. All the major diseases and infections that are common in South-Asia are prevalent in Uttar Pradesh too. You will need a day or two to become accustomed in Uttar Pradesh. Till then, you will need to avoid street-foods and drinks. Actually the cause for most of the diseases prevalent in Uttar Pradesh are either water or air borne.

Some of the most common diseases of concern in Utter Pradesh are Malaria, Kala-ajar, Japanese Encephalitis, Tuberculosis, Dysentery, Hepatitis-A and HIV/AIDS. According to Public Health Department, the major health problems are Dysentery, Parasites and other water borne diseases. In the villages, major problems are Skin disease, which results from lack of proper hygiene and sanitation, acute respiratory infection, and lung disease that result from indoor cook fires and malnutrition.

Avoid drinking water from unknown sources. Try to carry and drink branded packaged drinking water wherever you go. Keep packets of Oral Re-hydration Solution (ORS) with you. Always demand for Mosquito nets or repellents in hotels. Mosquitoes cause some of the major diseases such as Kala-ajar, Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue.