Phyllis Kozarsky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said those attending the Summer Olympics should make sure they are up-to-date on vaccinations.
"Even if you had all routine vaccines as a child, ask your doctor if you need a tetanus, pertussis -- whooping cough -- diphtheria booster, commonly known as TDAP," Kozarsky said in a statement. "Even if not attending the Olympics, many adults have not had a tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria immunization in years. Adults should get a booster every 10 years."
Measles immunization is also worth checking, too, because Europe had several outbreaks last summer, Kozarsky said.
Kozarsky reminded those attending the Olympics -- and summer travelers in general -- to bring good health habits with you including things like: Buckling up if in a car, washing hands frequently and wearing sunscreen.
"You can get a burn even if it's cloudy, if you're outdoors long enough," Kozarsky said.
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