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The list cited below comprehensively cover ailments which are more likely to occur in Thailand. The diseases get transmitted through the common mediums like food, water, insects, animals, unsafe and unhygienic habits as well as unprotected sex. Therefore precaution and necessary immunization always keep you at a safer position while you work in Thailand.
• General food and water related
• Sunburn, skin cancers
• Dehydration
• Heat rash, fungus, bacteria
• Alcohol related
• Illegal drugs
• Hepatitis A
• Hepatitis B
• Hepatitis C to G
• Mosquito-related
• Rabies
• Other ailments and bites (non-STD)
• Respiratory, eye, cuts, tetanus, typhoid, tuberculosis, worms, snakes, sea...
• Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
• Gonorrhea
• Chlamydia
• Non-specific urethritus (NSU)
• Genital warts
• Molluscum ("the clam")
• Trichomoniasis ("trich")
• Chancroid
• Herpes
• Syphilis
• HIV and AIDS
• Hepatitis B
• Hepatitis A
• Getting drugged

Food in Thailand is simply wonderful and eating out is a must –do while in Thailand. There are many intestinal parasites, bacteria and viruses which get transmitted through food, water and cooking utensils. The most dangerous one is the Hepatitis A. You are strongly advised to learn about hepatitis A, B and the other variants and get a vaccination to run least chance of any ailment. You can start your vaccination program in your home country and continue it here in Thailand. Make sure to bring your vaccination documentation with you when you come.

The most common health ailment that afflicts expatriates and tourists in Thailand is a sexually transmitted disease - gonorrhea, Chlamydia, non-specific urethritus (NSU), genital warts mollusca ("the clam") herpes syphilis and last but not the least is HIV. In Thailand, the primary means of transmission of HIV is by heterosexual sex, overwhelmingly HIV subtype E.

Most travelers and expat residents, including those who have no immunizations at all but take reasonable precautions, don't get any serious problems in Thailand. It's recommended that you get immunization against hepatitis A, and older people should seriously consider additional vaccinations as well. You aren't required to take any immunizations before traveling to Thailand, unless you come from areas with yellow fever, in which case you're required to show vaccination. There is no risk of yellow fever in Thailand.

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