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Although Cuba has eliminated many dangerous diseases, its climate favours the development of some tropical bacteria, virus and parasites that could affect you especially if you are coming from a different type of climate.
For that reason here we recommend you some measures to avoid them.

Health measures:
• Not to drink water from the sink
• To avoid the direct exposure to the sun without sun protection creams and be aware that some of the creams loose the effect after swimming or due to perspiration sweat.
• It is advisable to apply sun protection creams more than once, under sun exposure period.
• Be careful with the soft drinks you buy in small kiosk or cafeterias on the street, because they can be prepared with water from the sink.
• Always carry with you a bottle of water
• Do not buy beer or rum from people who sell them outside shops, restaurants or bars.
• If you buy vegetables or fruits, wash them before you eat them.
• If any animal bites you or scratches you, clean the wound with soap and water, and get in contact with the health authorities.
• To avoid possible damages caused by over exposure to the sun on the beach or swimming pools, we recommend being very careful with the sunbath between 10:00 and 15:00, especially in summer months( May- October)
• Select the correct sun protection cream that fits with your skin. Preferably with high factor.
• Do not swim at the sea on the Malecon area in Havana city, because the city pollution in these waters could cause several diseases.

For other information regarding this topic, you can visit our section Health information