Also known as Latin America, this region extends from Mexico in the north to Cape Horn in the south. The geography and climate change dramatically throughout, as do the people, culture, language and altitude. Health risks vary also and go well beyond vaccine advice. Yellow fever vaccination is required for entry and return in certain parts of South America and in part Panama. Food and water borne illness is higher risk, including hepatitis A and in parts typhoid fever, with cholera vaccine recommended for some. Rabies is present throughout. Common issues beyond vaccination include altitude sickness and malaria advice, in particular for travel to the Amazon basin.
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