Immunisation against typhoid and poliomyelitis
is occasionally recommended.
Israel has brilliant medical facilities and tourists
may go to all emergency departments and 1st aid centres. Nevertheless,
any medical form of treatment can be expensive. Health centres are
noticeable by the red Star of David on a white background. Medical
insurance is suggested.
Mains water is usually chlorinated, and whilst relatively safe,
may cause mild abdominal upsets. Bottled water
is available and is advised for the 1st few weeks of the stay.
Drinking water outside main cities and towns
may be contaminated and sterilisation is sensible. Milk is pasteurised
and dairy products are secure for consumption. Local meat, seafood,
poultry, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.
A and B arise, as well as tick borne relapsing
fever may occur. Rabies is present, therefore those
at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If
you are bitten, please seek medical advice without delay.