Study Abroad Travel Survival Guide

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Are your students aware of the resources they should have, or can turn to, once they’re in their designated study abroad countries? Help your students plan for a healthy, safe, and productive trip abroad with our study abroad survival guide: Destination Knowledge:  Effective study abroad preparation is only as good as the destination information your institution…

Q+A with Dr. Wheeler: A Look at Cuba’s Healthcare Landscape

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It’s no secret that more Americans are venturing to Cuba due to loosened restrictions and the reopening of the U.S. embassy earlier this year. In fact, according to Business Insider, the island has seen close to 40% more American visitors since this time period last year. With so many organizations and higher education institutions taking…

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Travel: Common FAQs

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One of the most overlooked travel illnesses is deep vein thrombosis, aka DVT. Roughly 1 in 1,000 people will experience DVT each year, and research has shown that anyone sitting in one place for longer than four hours, such as during a long flight, can be at risk.  The CDC is working to raise awareness,…

Malaria and Travel: Are You at Risk?

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In 2013, there were 198 million cases of malaria and over 500,000 deaths. Malaria is prevalent throughout the world in tropical and subtropical countries, particularly Africa and South America. And while the disease can be fully treated if caught early enough, there are actually several preventative measures travelers can take to prevent Malaria in the…

Summer Travel Advice Round-Up

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The kids are out of school, work has slowed down, and the weather couldn’t be better…ah, summer is finally upon us! Have fun and don’t forget to check out our advice for staying safe, healthy (and sane!) this summer travel season:   Your Guide to Hassle-Free Summer Business Travel Don’t Let Summer Weather Delay Your…

Would you cancel your trip to South Korea amidst the MERS outbreak? Survey says…

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The results are in from our latest MERS travel survey and turns out, we’re a pretty cautious bunch. More than 70% of Americans say they would cancel a trip to South Korea due to the current MERS outbreak. This is despite international health authorities, such as the CDC and the WHO, reassuring the public that…

Travel Health Update: MERS Outbreak in South Korea

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012, has recently made its way back into news due to the recent outbreak in South Korea. This is the largest outbreak of the disease outside Saudi Arabia. The first case was reported on May 20, 2015 after a business…

Measles and Travel: Should You Be Worried?

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With all of the media coverage regarding measles, it’s not a surprise that the CDC recently issued a health advisory on the outbreak. Although the measles virus was eliminated from the United States in 2000, it’s now making quite a comeback. Measles is brought to the country by travelers who have not received proper vaccinations;…

Traveling to Cuba: 5 Considerations for a Healthy Trip

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Since the Obama Administration’s recent publication regarding amended regulations that allow for expanded travel to Cuba, more Americans will be able to experience a destination that has been off-limits for 60+ years. And while the country’s infrastructure is improving to better accommodate foreign visitors, health officials warn travelers that there are health risks present in…

Travel Cheat Sheet of the Month: Travel Vaccination FAQs

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Whether you’re traveling for business or for pleasure, getting the right vaccination(s) for your destination is vital to staying healthy.  Check out these five common questions and answers  about travel vaccinations, which will not only help you plan for better health on your next trip—but for years afterward. Q: How can I find out which…