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Travel health tips to keep you safe during your holiday or business trip.

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on 07 May 2022
Last Updated: 08 May 2022

What is tick-borne encephalitis?

Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a disease caused by a virus. It is a vaccine-preventable arthropod-borne disease.

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on 06 May 2022
Last Updated: 06 May 2022

What is hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a virus that causes liver disease. The virus can be found in the blood and body fluids of infected people.

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on 05 May 2022
Last Updated: 05 May 2022

What is japanese encephalitis disease?

Japanese encephalitis (JE) is an infection of the brain caused a virus that's spread through mosquito bites. About 68,000 people are diagnosed annually as having the disease, and over 20,000 of that number die from JE-associated health consequences.

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on 26 March 2021
Last Updated: 28 June 2021

During work trips, the combination of sleep deprivation, jet lag, business dinners and hotel buffets will destroy any plans to try to retain "at-home" meal routines. You return home feeling bloated and unhealthy -- on top of your unavoidable tiredness.

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on 23 March 2021
Last Updated: 23 March 2021

Prevention of mosquito bites between dusk and dawn is the first line of defence against malaria. Measures to prevent mosquito bites include sleeping under long-lasting insecticidal nets, and using protective clothing and insect repellents.

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on 23 March 2021
Last Updated: 08 May 2022

Being bitten by a few hungry mosquitos during a summer evening sounds quite common and not very dangerous. But when traveling abroad, depending on the country of destination, mosquitos can become a real nightmare, and may give you malaria.

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on 17 March 2021
Last Updated: 17 March 2021

 People who get seasick or airsick are experiencing motion sickness. Women and children are more prone to motion sickness, but it can affect anyone. You can take steps while traveling to reduce your risk of getting sick.

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on 03 March 2021
Last Updated: 03 March 2021

The low oxygen levels found at high altitudes can cause problems for travelers who are going to destinations higher than 8,000 feet above sea level.

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on 23 February 2021
Last Updated: 23 February 2021

What is jet lag?
Jet lag is a temporary sleep problem that can affect anyone who quickly travels between time zones.
Our biological clock is usually synchronized with local time so that we feel hungry in the morning and sleepy in the evening.

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on 18 February 2021
Last Updated: 18 February 2021

Travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
You can get COVID-19 during your travels. You may feel well and not have any symptoms, but you can still spread COVID-19 to others.

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on 24 June 2019
Last Updated: 21 February 2021

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a rare and deadly disease most commonly affecting people and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). It is caused by an infection with a group of viruses within the type Ebolavirus.

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on 24 June 2019
Last Updated: 07 May 2022

Zika virus is an emerging mosquito-borne virus that was first identified in Uganda in 1947 in rhesus monkeys through a monitoring network of sylvatic yellow fever. It was subsequently identified in humans in 1952 in Uganda and Tanzania.

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on 31 October 2017
Last Updated: 29 March 2021

What is TREB?

The Travel Risk Estimator for business travellers or TREB is a tool developed for healthcare providers and travellers in order to objectively quantify the health risk related to travel of an individual.

It is envisioned as a tool, which allows both travelers and health care professional to have a rough estimation of the risk of a trip in a simple way.

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

If your travel plans include outdoor activities, take these steps to stay safe and healthy during your trip.

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Most animals avoid people, but they may attack if they feel threatened, are protecting their young or territory, or if they are injured or ill.

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 killer of healthy citizens in foreign countries.

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Follow these tips to avoid getting sick or spreading illness to others while traveling:

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Bugs (including mosquitoes, ticks, and some flies) can spread diseases (including Zika, dengue, and Lyme disease), many of which cannot be prevented or treated with a vaccine or medicine.

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home, and always stay alert and aware of your surroundings.
Before you leave

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Plan for how you will get health care during your trip, should the need arise:

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 15 May 2022

Unclean food and water can cause travelers' diarrhea and other diseases. Reduce your risk by sticking to safe food and water habits.

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on 16 October 2017
Last Updated: 01 November 2017

Diseases such as HIV infection and hepatitis B, can be spread through body fluids, such as saliva, blood, vomit, and semen.
Protect yourself:

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