Despite what the the media might have you believe, Ebola isn't going to kill you at the beach, or on your vacation to the Bahamas, or anywhere outside of West Africa, for that matter. No, there's no reason to desperately get Cuba Gooding Jr. on the phone (other than to ask what he was thinking making Boat Trip, of course.)
You know what will mess you up on vacation, though? Those tiny microbes -- crawling on everything from your armrest to your in-flight magazine -- that are determined to make you and the airplane toilet best of friends. Not to mention the insects, vegetables, and water you come into contact with once you've landed and are out and about.
Before you invest in an unhealthy supply of surgical masks and hand sanitizer, though, you should know what you're up against. Here's our brief roundup of the most (un)popular agents of infection abroad -- along with tips on where to find them and (most importantly) how to avoid them.