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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

Daily Dose

Three ways to prepare for overseas travel

If you’re traveling to an exotic destination this summer you’ll likely need to take certain precautions to avoid getting an exotic infection.

More than half of all travelers to developing countries get sick while abroad, usually diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms, and 8 percent have symptoms severe enough to warrant medical attention, according to the World Tourism Organization.

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