The 2013 Confederations Cup in Brazil had been anticipated as a full dress rehearsal for next year’s World Cup. But was it? What lessons were learned that will allow international visitors to have an easier time next summer? Read full blog post
About 3.3 billion people, half of the world’s population, are at risk of malaria. As we recognize World Malaria Day on April 25, it’s important to remember that this disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, infects 219 million people each year. And according to the World Health Organization, it kills 660,000 of them. Read full blog post
As assistance providers, we hear all too often about students getting into trouble when studying abroad. And it’s not just students away from home for the first time who drink too much or make uniformed decisions that can lead to a momentary lapse of judgment – although that can be a reason to bring a student home. This is about the sudden and stressful shift to new environments and routines that can cause underlying mental health issues to bubble to the surface. That can sometimes tragically lead to suicide at worst and a repatriation home at best. Read full blog post
Cases of Dengue Fever have been capturing headlines recently, with outbreaks reported in Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Peru, the Southern U.S., and many other locations around the world. In 2012, the United States alone saw a 70 percent increase in reported cases over the previous year.
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Last year was active when it came to notable medical events around the world, including the current coronavirus in the Middle East. There were also upticks in preventable illnesses and the H5N1 influenza. Read full blog post
When Quigley family members travel, we go through a checklist that focuses on preparation and information. We make sure that all family members have full knowledge of the trip timeline and schedule regular check-in calls to be sure all is OK. As a physician, I also research healthcare facilities in the destination location, as well as security concerns. Read full blog post
Tis the season where air travel —the good, the bad, and the ugly — will undoubtedly make headlines. Industry forecasters have already predicted more people on the move this holiday season than since the start of the recession, and we have yet to see how severe weather and airline industry ups and downs will come to affect flight schedules. Read full blog post