Burma is very hot for much of the year, and it's essential to stay hydrated and protect your skin. Tap water is fine for brushing your teeth but, when drinking, stick to bottled. While sunscreen is available at supermarkets in Yangon, we recommend bringing your own.
Malaria is prevalent in rural Burma. Be vigilant about bug spray, which is available in supermarkets, and sleep with the windows closed or inside a mosquito net.
The state of healthcare in Myanmar is very poor. HIV/AIDS is rampant; avoid getting shots at local hospitals.
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