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CDC: Go to the Doctor Before Heading to the World Cup

World Cup, CDC, Disease Control, Atlanta, Author, Health StandardsBefore you know it, the World Cup, which is to be held in Brazil will be upon us. This is a joyous occasion in which people from all walks of life watch soccer players represent their country. Millions of people from various countries will head out to Brazil to watch the games in person, known as “the world game” many people don’t realize the magnitude of the passion for soccer in Brazil. Though this is an exciting time, people should also be careful. The United States health officials believe that people going to Brazil should visit their doctor beforehand.  

The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta released a statement on their website stating that those whole will travel to Brazil should first meet with their doctors four to six weeks before traveling.

The lead author of the statement Joanna Gaines mentioned the millions of people around the world will travel to Brazil, some of those people have low health standards compared to the American health system meaning they may have health problems that can effect an American. Joanna said,“We’re expecting that a lot of Americans will attend, and we want to give them a chance to review some of the health and safety issues that come with attending World Cup-like events in a country like Brazil.”

The CDC has delivered travel counselling for those American citizens who are heading to the games that start on June 12.  The CDC believes that many people have gone to their doctor and taking all the right measures in order to keep their health intact. There will be health officials at certain locations for those American citizens traveling to the different cities in Brazil. For those who don’t take advantage of these measures are putting their health in jeopardy.

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