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Doctor Offers Tips on How to Travel With Kids
Date:8/2/2011

s routinely given to children and I recommend it for adults who travel as well. It protects against a virus transmissible through contaminated food and water," explained Chow.

When overseas, parents should remember the following tips: don't drink tap water; avoid ice; do not eat raw food from street vendors; and bring tissues to serve as emergency toilet paper.

"My sister's friends learned the hard way not to eat Peruvian guinea pig prior to a plane flight. Make sure everything is well-cooked and bring a small bottle of antibacterial soap just in case," added Chow.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics provides more travel safety tips for parents.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Loyola University Health System, news release, July 28, 2011


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