One other notable change is the clearing of the military encampment, which was first observed in imagery from February Practice safe boating—follow all boating safety laws, do not drink alcohol if driving a boat, and always wear a life jacket. Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Uganda, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups:. Stammaktie ist die Stammaktie.
Safer Food and Water: Inbound and Outbound Travelers Zika: Enjoy Your Vacation Zika: A Tribute to Alan J. What kind of traveler are you? Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir. Hide Vaccines and Medicines. Find Out Why Protect Yourself All travelers You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination.
Routine vaccines Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. Most travelers Get travel vaccines and medicines because there is a risk of these diseases in the country you are visiting. Hepatitis A CDC recommends this vaccine because you can get hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Uganda, regardless of where you are eating or staying.
Malaria You will need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria. Typhoid You can get typhoid through contaminated food or water in Uganda.
Some travelers Ask your doctor what vaccines and medicines you need based on where you are going, how long you are staying, what you will be doing, and if you are traveling from a country other than the US. Cholera CDC recommends this vaccine for adults who are traveling to areas of active cholera transmission.
Hepatitis B You can get hepatitis B through sexual contact, contaminated needles, and blood products, so CDC recommends this vaccine if you might have sex with a new partner, get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures. Meningitis Meningococcal disease CDC recommends this vaccine if you plan to visit parts of Uganda located in the meningitis belt during the dry season December—June , when the disease is most common.
Rabies Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in Uganda, so CDC recommends this vaccine for the following groups: Travelers involved in outdoor and other activities such as camping, hiking, biking, adventure travel, and caving that put them at risk for animal bites. People who will be working with or around animals such as veterinarians, wildlife professionals, and researchers.
People who are taking long trips or moving to Uganda Children, because they tend to play with animals, might not report bites, and are more likely to have animal bites on their head and neck. All travelers You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination. Key Get vaccinated Take antimalarial meds Eat and drink safely Prevent bug bites Keep away from animals Reduce your exposure to germs Avoid sharing body fluids Avoid non-sterile medical or cosmetic equipment.
Hide Stay Healthy and Safe. Eat and drink safely. What can I do to prevent bug bites? Cover exposed skin by wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and hats. Use an appropriate insect repellent see below.
Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear such as boots, pants, socks, and tents. Do not use permethrin directly on skin. Stay and sleep in air-conditioned or screened rooms.
Use a bed net if the area where you are sleeping is exposed to the outdoors. What type of insect repellent should I use? Products with one of the following active ingredients can also help prevent mosquito bites. Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer protection. What should I do if I am bitten by bugs? Avoid scratching bug bites, and apply hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion to reduce the itching.
Check your entire body for ticks after outdoor activity. Be sure to remove ticks properly. What can I do to avoid bed bugs? Stay alert to changing weather conditions and adjust your plans if conditions become unsafe. Prepare for activities by wearing the right clothes and packing protective items, such as bug spray, sunscreen, and a basic first aid kit.
Consider learning basic first aid and CPR before travel. Bring a travel health kit with items appropriate for your activities. Heat-related illness, such as heat stroke, can be deadly. Eat and drink regularly, wear loose and lightweight clothing, and limit physical activity during high temperatures. If you are outside for many hours in heat, eat salty snacks and drink water to stay hydrated and replace salt lost through sweating.
Protect yourself from UV radiation: Be especially careful during summer months and at high elevation. Because sunlight reflects off snow, sand, and water, sun exposure may be increased during activities like skiing, swimming, and sailing. Very cold temperatures can be dangerous.
Dress in layers and cover heads, hands, and feet properly if you are visiting a cold location. Stay safe around water Swim only in designated swimming areas. Obey lifeguards and warning flags on beaches.
Practice safe boating—follow all boating safety laws, do not drink alcohol if driving a boat, and always wear a life jacket. Do not dive into shallow water. Do not swim in freshwater in developing areas or where sanitation is poor. Avoid swallowing water when swimming. Untreated water can carry germs that make you sick. To prevent infections, wear shoes on beaches where there may be animal waste. Keep away from animals.
Follow these tips to protect yourself: Do not touch or feed any animals you do not know. Do not allow animals to lick open wounds, and do not get animal saliva in your eyes or mouth. Avoid rodents and their urine and feces. Traveling pets should be supervised closely and not allowed to come in contact with local animals.
If you wake in a room with a bat, seek medical care immediately. Bat bites may be hard to see. If you are bitten or scratched by an animal, immediately: Wash the wound with soap and clean water. Go to a doctor right away. Tell your doctor about your injury when you get back to the United States. Reduce your exposure to germs. Follow these tips to avoid getting sick or spreading illness to others while traveling: Wash your hands often, especially before eating.
If you need to touch your face, make sure your hands are clean. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve not your hands when coughing or sneezing.
Try to avoid contact with people who are sick. If you are sick, stay home or in your hotel room, unless you need medical care. Avoid sharing body fluids. Diseases can be spread through body fluids, such as saliva, blood, vomit, and semen. Use latex condoms correctly. Do not inject drugs. People take more risks when intoxicated. Do not share needles or any devices that can break the skin.
That includes needles for tattoos, piercings, and acupuncture. If you receive medical or dental care, make sure the equipment is disinfected or sanitized.
Know how to get medical care while traveling. Plan for how you will get health care during your trip, should the need arise: Carry a list of local doctors and hospitals at your destination. Review your health insurance plan to determine what medical services it would cover during your trip. Consider purchasing travel health and medical evacuation insurance.
Carry a card that identifies, in the local language, your blood type, chronic conditions or serious allergies, and the generic names of any medications you take. Some prescription drugs may be illegal in other countries.
Bring all the medicines including over-the-counter medicines you think you might need during your trip, including extra in case of travel delays. Ask your doctor to help you get prescriptions filled early if you need to. Walking Be smart when you are traveling on foot. Use sidewalks and marked crosswalks. Pay attention to the traffic around you, especially in crowded areas. Remember, people on foot do not always have the right of way in other countries. Choose official taxis or public transportation, such as trains and buses.
Ride only in cars that have seatbelts. Avoid overcrowded, overloaded, top-heavy buses and minivans. Avoid riding on motorcycles or motorbikes, especially motorbike taxis. Many crashes are caused by inexperienced motorbike drivers. Choose newer vehicles—they may have more safety features, such as airbags, and be more reliable. Choose larger vehicles, which may provide more protection in crashes.
Think about the driver. Do not drive after drinking alcohol or ride with someone who has been drinking. Consider hiring a licensed, trained driver familiar with the area. Arrange payment before departing.
Follow basic safety tips. Wear a seatbelt at all times. Recent commercial satellite imagery indicates that the 5 MWe reactor may have been shut down since it was last observed in late February , given the lack of clearly visible steam plumes at the Generator Hall. Moreover, a major transformation is underway in the area where the reactor cooling water outfall is located, which involves a large excavation project along the riverbank. Coupled with the recent addition of an earthen dam and sluiceway below this point creating a reservoir, the end result might be to alleviate previous concerns about the steady supply of water to the system due to seasonal variations in river flows.
This would enable the reactor to operate on a more continuous basis in the future. Overview of activities at the 5 MWe reactor. Additionally, an unusual number of large vehicles were parked at the rear of the 5 MWe reactor. What may be a mobile crane covered with a tarp is located nearby. Close-up of vehicular activity at the rear of the 5 MWe reactor. Presently, imagery indicates only routine vehicle movements and no activities associated with preparations for, or an ongoing, reprocessing campaign at the Radiochemical Laboratory.
Routine movements observed at the Radiochemical Laboratory. The construction of a new, permanent structure—probable engineering support, laboratory or office building—located directly in front of the ELWR, has continued at a rapid pace in the day period since its construction was first observed.
Building construction continues in front of the ELWR. Close-up of pump house shows intake or outfall area partially cleared.