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Have a great time but stay safe abroad.


USING suncream, being careful with cash and staying hydrated are some of the top tips experts had yesterday for students jetting away this summer.

The Tropical Medical Bureau also urged travellers to keep in touch with home and let them know the address of "where they're staying. Other nuggets of wisdom to ensure things go smoothly include making sure your passport is in date and getting any necessary vaccines and malaria tablets.

TMB spokesman Dr Graham Fry said: "Leaving Cert students get very excited about going on holiday but it's important they remember the health risks involved.

"The stress of study means they are run down and more susceptible to illness. You really don't want to ruin your well-deserved escape by getting sick. Prepare as much as you can before you go so you are in top form."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 4, 2015
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