Travelers heading to the Caribbean may face the “The Deadliest Animal in the World,” a pesky and deadly little critter – the mosquito that’s infecting individuals with a less commonly known disease, chikungunya. In fact, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation list this little fly as way more dangerous than shark and snake bites. Read full blog post
There are numerous challenges when it comes to understanding global health risks, including underestimating risks by the employer and employee, a distorted perspective of risks and fragmentation of responsibility. In that vein, employers must develop an integrated Duty of Care risk management strategy that takes into account numerous components, including risk assessment, developing policies and procedures and training and education. Read full blog post
As the global workforce continues to expand with travelers, expatriates and businesses pushing further into remote regions, so too does the risk of exposure to previously unheard of infectious diseases. It’s against that backdrop that it’s all the more important for organizations to have plans in place to deal with any medical and security risks. Read full blog post
As the definition of workplace evolves and companies press deeper into remote territory, we are seeing issues and themes emerge. These are likely to only become more pronounced in the coming years. Read full blog post
Over the upcoming holiday season many of us will travel to see family and friends, sometimes covering long distances and spending long hours on planes, trains and automobiles. Read full blog post
International holiday travel this year is expected to be busier and more challenging than in 2012. There’s a lot happening out there, with events in Ukraine and Bangladesh, smog in China, MERS CoV in the middleeast and even several early snowfalls in the Northeastern United States. To help you minimize the risks that come with travel disruptions, we’ve come up with some common-sense guidelines you can use to have an enjoyable experience—and avoid headaches. As always, advance preparation can make the difference between a satisfying trip and one filled with inconveniences or worse. I’d encourage you to also share these tips with your employees who are traveling for business and leisure.
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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
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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This year’s flu season in the United States is off to an early and powerful start. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention update says 41 states reported widespread activity the last week in December, up 10 states from the previous week. Read full blog post