Health Risks in Malta



Malta is a land of Mediterranean charm, with a wealth of beautiful architecture, rich history, and the sparkling blue coastline lined with the most awesome beach resorts this side of the European continent.

And one of the greatest aspects of life in this picturesque country is that there are no serious health risks to traveling or living in Malta. This may also have to do with the overall excellence in health care in the country.

Still, basic precautions must be taken for certain illnesses that remain to have a high possibility of happening, so it is a good idea to ensure that your international health insurance in Malta covers a comprehensive scope.

Illnesses related to eating may be the ones you have to watch out for. Traveler's diarrhea, cholera, and hepatitis A are three of the most common illnesses you can contract by eating non-hygienically prepared food or by drinking contaminated liquids.

Another common illness called Brucellosis is an infection that can be contracted by eating unpasteurized dairy products.

Maltese cuisine can be definitely tempting, but one must make intelligent choices when eating out, considering the cost, taste, ambiance, and yes the manner of food preparation to avoid any risk of eating contaminated food.

Although mosquito-borne diseases are very uncommon in Malta, it is never bad to be on the safe side, especially if you plan to live in rural areas or near forested sites.

Toxoplasmosis is another illness that one would have to be wary of, although it is not a common occurrence in Malta. This disease is often caught from infected cats and their feces.