Medical professionals offer tips to prevent illnesses during Spring Break

Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 4:43 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) - Spring break is just around the corner for many, and so are illnesses from traveling.

Medical professionals with UW Health say if you want to have the healthiest spring break possible, stay up to date on all vaccinations. They say as the pandemic is in a better place than previous years, more people are likely to travel. A higher number of travelers increases the likelihood of the spread of disease.

A doctor with UW Health says if you are traveling internationally, it’s important to keep in mind other countries may be in a different place when it comes to community health.

“If you’re traveling internationally, it’s good to know that not every place in the world is at the same place with COVID-19 as we are. There are places that are still a little bit hot as far as like total cases transmission,” Dr. Jeff Pothof, Emergency Medicine Physician with UW Health said.

Doctors also recommend wearing a mask in high traffic areas like busses or airports, and carrying hand sanitizer, especially when traveling with children.