One of the first things you have to be aware of on any international trip is the necessary vaccines. Some of the vaccines are hard to get in a quick time frame. Please make sure you read and check the CDC website for information on vaccines immediately.
As we travel internationally, we may be exposed to certain diseases that are rare in the United States. Fortunately, the risk of catching these diseases is still quite low since we will be on site for only a short time and will be eating properly prepared food, etc. However, since it is impossible to eliminate all risk, there are a variety of vaccines and immunizations that provide prevention against many of the most serious infectious diseases in the world that we ask each delegation member consider receiving.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website www.cdc.gov, there are no required vaccines for Ecuador, but make sure your routine vaccinations are up-to-date. Please refer to the following CDC website for information.
Due to the Zika virus outbreak, some participants may have concerns about the upcoming travel. However, we recommend participants contact their primary health care provider if they have any concerns. We will respect each participant’s individual decision to travel.
As for any international travel, all participants are advised to continue with the precautions advised for travelers in the CDC guidelines: (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/prevention/index.html)