There are a few basic health matters that require care and attention.
For Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Antarctica there are no required inoculations and health concerns are the same as those for travel to some parts of South East Asia, Eastern Europe or the Caribbean.
For Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, health concerns and inoculations are the same as those for travel to the East Africa, Indian subcontinent and Indochina and a yellow fever-vaccination is required.
If you are traveling to the Amazon or the Pantanal a course of anti-malaria tablets is recommended.
There are no other health issues that one needs to be overly concerned with. We strongly recommend that you visit your local travel health specialist in your home country for further professional advice.
The vast majority of travellers to Latin America return from their journeys healthier (in mind and in body) than when they went.