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Why Travelers End Up in Emergency Rooms

Every year, thousands of travelers from the United States visit emergency rooms while out of the country for vacation or work. In most cases, travelers are treated and released a few hours after receiving the care they need. In rare instances, complications from an accident or illness require emergency medical transport. According to the Centers…
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Will Zika Virus be Back this Summer?

Last summer, news reports on Zika virus and its transmission were regular occurrences, particularly in the weeks before the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil. After the Olympics, there was less information about Zika, which is transmitted through the bites of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes or through sexual contact with someone infected by the virus. Although news…
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Airline Innovations May Help Travelers Stay Healthy on Long Flights

Airlines and airplane manufacturers are working on several innovations and changes that are designed to keep cabins and passengers healthier. These include: More leg room. Several larger airlines are introducing premium economy seating that provides travelers with more leg room, seat width and shoulder room. Better cabin pressurization. Several new aircraft that airlines will introduce…
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Will a new vaccine prevent malaria?

Recent news reports about a new vaccine to prevent malaria has piqued the interest of travelers who are looking for an alternative that is more effective and palatable than anti-malarial drugs. Malaria is a serious life-threatening blood disease that can require air medical transport for people who are infected by it. But before contacting a…
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