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Get to know about health precautions in Uttar Pradesh/Utter Pradesh. It tells you about things to keep in mind in UP such as health issues and hazards.

Health Precautions for Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh is counted among poorest of province in the India. No wonders there are so many diseases prevalent in UP. All the major diseases and infections that are so common in South-Asia are prevalent in Uttar Pradesh too. You will need a day or two to acclimatize in Uttar Pradesh. Till then, you will need to avoid street-foods and drinks. Actually 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. World Health Organization predicts that though health standards are fast changing conditions will not improve over the next 5 to 7 years. According to Public Health Department in Lucknow, 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 packaged drinking water wherever you go and don't share your glass of water with anybody. Keep packets of Oral Re-hydration Solution (ORS) with you. Always demand for Mosquito repellents in hotels. Mosquitoes cause some of the major diseases such as Kala-ajar, Malaria, Chikungunya and Dengue.