WORRIED about getting sick overseas? Steer clear of Africa then.
The continent has the highest number of countries on the World Health Organisation's ranking of the worst healthcare systems on the planet.
Cambodia in south-east Asia and Afghanistan also make the top 20 destinations to avoid.
Overall, Burma is the worst place to fall ill, followed by the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria.
Liberia, Malawi and Mozambique are the next places to be avoided.
But Australian travel health experts warn there are also plenty of places closer to home where Australians get sick. With Aussies taking nearly eight million overseas trips last year, it's more important than ever to know where they are.
Travel doctor Tony Gerard said the places not to get sick are the ones where the local medical resources are poor, and that covers a fair bit of the developing world.
"We see Aussie travellers getting into real strife and confusion in Africa, parts of the Indian sub-continent, in remote areas in South America, and in Central Asia,'' he said.
But Dr Gerard said the very worst place a sick traveller can fall ill is in a remote location, such as if they are trekking in the wilderness.