While outside the Casa Para Niños Aleluya campus*, drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated drinks in cans or bottles. Avoid tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes. If this is not possible, make water safer by BOTH filtering through an ‘absolute 1-micron or less’ filter AND adding iodine tablets to the filtered water. ‘Absolute 1-micron filters’ are found in camping/outdoor supply stores.
If you visit an area where there is risk for malaria, take your malaria prevention medication before, during, and after travel, as directed. (See your doctor for a prescription.) Note: Casa Para Niños Aleluya is located in the high mountain area where mosquitos are rarely found.
Protect yourself from insects by remaining in well-screened areas, using repellents (applied sparingly at 4-hour intervals), and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants from dusk through dawn.
To prevent fungal and parasitic infections, keep feet clean and dry, and do not go barefoot.
Eat food purchased from street vendors.
Drink beverages with ice.
Handle animals (especially monkeys, dogs, and cats), to avoid bites and serious diseases (including rabies and plague).
*The Casa Para Niños Aleluya campus has it’s own water supply and is safe for consumption.