What’s the real impact of seasonal influenza in the workforce and what are corporate organizations in the United States and Western Europe doing? Read full blog post
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
As an estimated 3 million Muslims return from Mecca and Medina from the hajj, health officials around the world are on the lookout for any signs of The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The illness has caused more than 100 cases and 45 deaths since it surfaced in 2012. Read full blog post
Last week, Megan Carr, Director of Nursing, Operations at International SOS took you through some health issues that women need to be mindful of when traveling. This week, I’ll share with you 5 Golden Rules that we covered in a recent webinar: “Safe and Savvy Summer Traveler: Promoting Security Awareness for Women.” Read full blog post
According to the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, females in 2011 last year comprised 51 percent of U.S. travelers, up one percentage point from the previous year. And that number is likely to increase. Read full blog post
Next Week, more than 40 million Americans will take to the road, rails and skies as they head out of town for the July 4 holiday, according to AAA. That includes three million who will travel by air, some of them to foreign destinations. 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
Recently, a strain of bird flu virus was identified (H7N9) in China that’s now affecting humans. So far, more than 30 people in Shanghai and three surrounding provinces have become infected. New cases are being reported nearly every day and there have been a significant number of fatalities.
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News that a traveler who had spent time in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan turned up in a UK hospital gravely ill with the novel coronavirus was a stark reminder of the speed with which an infectious diseases can move across the globe at the speed of transoceanic air travel. Subsequent news that a family member, who presumably not been traveling, has been hospitalized with similar symptoms suggests they possibility of the disease spreading through human to human contact, raising concerns that this might be the next big health worry for managers responsible for international business operations. 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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