Florida Health and Safety
The United, but it is costing the eyes of the head, even for Americans.
No consultation me200 $, and we do not even talk to you abouta visit to the emergency room, which, without insurance, can cost (with the care it entails) several thousand dollars. We are not joking.
For drugs, multiply by 2 at least the French prices. This is why it is imperative to subscribe before departure a full travel insurance with repatriation assistance.
> Find out about Routard Assurance travel insurance.
> Consult our practical file: How to make the right choice in travel insurance?
Medicines and consultations
Provide a good basic pharmacy, possibly with a broad spectrum antibiotic prescribed by your GP, especially if you are traveling with children. If you suffer from small common or easily identifiable ailments (colds, sore throats ...), you can practice self-medication.
Many meservices in the United States, in drugstores like Duane Reade, Walgreens, CVS or Rite Aid (some are open 24 hours a day).
If you are looking for Doliprane, the most common trade name is Tylenol (paracetamol is called acetaminophen here).
Risks and diseases
If the Lyme disease (Lyme disease), transmitted by ticks during walks in the forests of the United States, it is fortunately rare in Florida.
Same thing for the West Nile virus (West Nile virus) responsible for an infection most often asymptomatic but sometimes accompanied by a formidable complication, encephalitis. The latter is transmitted by mosquito bites.
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Beware of alligators which are ubiquitous in Florida (even around large cities like Orlando!). Always keep your distance even if they seem completely harmless, or even dozing. These are wild animals that can wake up in less than two!
No vaccine is required on American soil (except special situations, school and university in particular), but, like everywhere, be up to date of your "universal" vaccinations : tetanus, polio, diphtheria, pertussis (DTCP), hepatitis B and measles.
There is a difference betweenpeaceful atmosphere of small seaside resorts quiet like Naples and that of Miami. The first, on a very human scale, have to deal with the problems that can arise anywhere, so nothing very particular to fear, except the classic pickpockets in the most touristic sites.
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- Another nuisance (without transition): mosquitoes, formidable, especially in the evening in summer. Yep, it's hard to forget that Florida was once covered in swamps ... It's not for nothing that some Everglades campsites are free during the hot and humid season!
- In case of emergency, dial 911.