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Larnaca Warnings and Dangers: 10 reviews and 11 photos
The bite of a Weever fish is horrible!
It is advisable to have plastic shoes on when you swim to avoid the danger of being bitten by a dragon-fish (drakena) in Greek.
I had heard of many cases in the past and I have known about these bites from youth. Recently a friend’s daughter was bitten by one and she spent a week in hospital under drip and antibiotics. The pain is unbearable.
It has turned out to be quite common in Cyprus and there should have been signs at the beaches however the Cyprus Tourism Organization does not seem to be bothered about this. It is not deadly but the pain you get from it (if you step on its fin, when the fish hides in sand in shallow water) is just incredible. My friend who urged me to write about it had seen her child screaming so much, with her foot still swollen 2 weeks after the incident which happened at Kourion beach.
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LARNACA GENERAL HOSPITAL
There shouldn’t be any health issues to worry about during your visit to Larnaca. No vaccinations are required, and although samples of poultry in northern Cyprus tested positive for avian influenza in 2006, the risk to visitors is believed to be very low. The tap water is safe to drink, but it’s usually a better idea to drink bottled water or local microorganisms may upset your stomach. The food in Larnaca’s restaurants is up to international hygiene standards, but always be careful when ordering shellfish; if it is even slightly undercooked, you could be at risk of a serious stomach illness.
The Mediterranean sun in Larnaca is extremely strong, especially if you are coming from northern climes. Always wear sunblock when you venture out, especially if you head to the beach. Sunburn can quickly ruin your trip. Also, remember to drink plenty of water while you are out and about. It is easy to become dehydrated in the Mediterranean sun and this can lead to sunstroke.
If you experience any illness or injury during your visit, there are excellent medical facilities right in Larnaca. Many of the staff and doctors speak English and can assist you with any problems. Citizens of the EU should be covered by their own insurance plan and reciprocal health agreements, but visitors from other countries should take out travel insurance to cover any unexpected hospital costs. The price of travel insurance is very small when compared to a big medical bill.
Larnaca General Hospital:Archbishop Makarios III, Larnaca
Phone: :+357 04 630 312 or 300
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