TIPS FOR LIVING IN THE KIMBERLEY
Increase fluid (water) intake. Minimise alcohol consumption; alcohol has a fluid loss effect on the body. Increase the amount of fruit and vegetables in the diet. This will help provide additional fluids.
Cover up with loose, light clothing, hats and sunglasses when outdoors. Apply 15+ sunscreen to exposed skin at regular intervals.
Cover up and use an insect repellent if outdoors at dusk. Mosquitos in the Kimberley are responsible for the transmission of a number of diseases such as Ross River Virus and Australian Encephalitis.
Protect eyes, particularly infants’ and young children’s eyes, from flies. Flies are responsible for much of the conjunctivitis and trachoma found in the Kimberley. Protect food from fly contamination.
Carry adequate supplies of drinking water. Recommended quantities are 4 litres per person per dayincluding children.