Are you traveling this summer? Are you aware of the most recent outbreaks and diseases to look out for?
Remember the Zika scare a couple of years ago? Infected mosquitoes reached all the way to the southern US states. Pregnant women were cautioned about traveling to countries where Zika was a problem.
Is Zika still a thing to be worried about? The best way to find out is the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website.
The website organized information in easy to find sections including:
- U.S.-Based Outbreaks
- International Outbreaks
- Travel Notices Affecting International Travelers
Recent Disease Outbreaks For Summer Travel
The CDC hasn’t listed any new outbreaks in the last couple of months for international travel, however these most recent outbreaks are still going on:
- Alert – Malaria in Brazil Announced January 2018
- Watch – Yellow Fever in Nigeria Announced January 2018
The best way to protect you and your family while traveling is an emergency medical plan. For less than the cost of an airplane ticket your entire family can be protected. In the event of an illness or injury while traveling, you will be airlifted home by our medical planes where you can be treated by your own doctors. Don’t let one accident cost your family $100,000 or more!