Pneumonia and Infuenza are common in Suzhou Area. There is also a limited risk of Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Polio, Tuberculosis, Tetanus and Rabies. During the hot seasons it’s recommended to use mosquito nets, sprays and wear clothing that covers your entire body to protect you from irritating mosquito bites.
There is no compulsory vaccination when entering China. However it is advisable to be immunized against Tetanus, Typhoid, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis A and B. Maybe also opt for the Rabies and Japanese Encephelitis vaccination.
Suzhou Public Hygiene
Public toilets in Suzhou are not always very hygienic and it is best to certain avoid public toilets unless in a case of emergency. (although you might be pleasantly surprised by some public toilets which are maintained 24hours a day)
The most acceptable public toilets are in good hotels and restauants.
When buying food and vegetables in Suzhou check the expiry date and wash the fruits and vegetables before eating them.
The tap water in Suzhou is not suitable for drinking. Bootled mineral water is sold for around 2-3 Yuan, and is widely available in stores, restaurants and street kiosks.