In areas where rabies is present , don't pet domestic dogs, cats, or other animals. Also avoid wild animals, especially monkeys, rodents, and bats.
Bites and stings from insects can cause unpleasant reactions. Seek medical attention right away for any bite or sting that causes redness, swelling, bruising, or persistent pain. Take extra care when camping or staying in rustic or remote areas. Use insect repellents, protective clothing, and mosquito netting.
Poisonous snakes are another hazard in certain parts of the world, although deaths from snake bites are rare. Never attempt to handle, harass, or kill a snake because bites often happen as a snake's defensive reaction.