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The ROI of Travel Vaccines:
An Investment With A Healthy Return
Your company just landed that hard-won overseas contract, and now you are preparing to send a team of highly trained specialists around the globe to implement the deal. But, sending employees overseas involves much more than securing passports, plane tickets, and hotel reservations. It is also crucial to make sure your employees are up-to-date on travel vaccines and knowledgeable about health issues that may come up abroad. Indeed, a Travel Medicine program is key to protecting your investment – in your people and in your business. Click here to download the full article >>
A Worthwhile Health Investment
Malaria is a significant global health concern as over 200 million new infections occur each year, and malaria has been a health issue for millennia. The disease gets its name from the medieval Italian “mala aria,” or bad air, and human cases have been documented for nearly 5,000 years. Malaria is an infectious, insect-borne disease spread to people through the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito. The mosquitoes themselves are infected with a parasitic protozoan from the Plasmodium genus, which passes into the person during the biting process. Infection with one of the five species of Plasmodium protozoans results in development of symptoms that, although often mild, can become severe and lead to death. Malaria primarily occurs in the tropics, but it is also endemic in subtropical areas, which makes it a major concern to anyone travelling to equatorial regions. There are many preventive measures that people can take to protect themselves against infection, and it is crucial that travellers prepare themselves so they do not become another statistic. However, the question remains: Why is it worth it to bite back against this life-threatening disease? Click here to download the full article >>
One Injection, 10 Years Protection
Travelling to a foreign country can be exciting, even for the more experienced traveller. Add unfamiliar conditions and diseases not typically found in North America, and a certain intimidating level of nervousness and fear is inevitable for the traveller. When it comes to business travel, this should also be taken into consideration by the sending party. Even the most organized, responsible, and fearless persons will do their due diligence by asking a series of questions to ensure that all potential risk factors have been proactively addressed. “Do I (or does the person that I am sending to represent our company) have everything that will be needed?” may naturally be the most common, and general, of questions. This question should cover not only the obvious necessary items such as proper clothing, toiletries, and business supplies, but also the less obvious and sometimes disregarded preparations, such as travel-related vaccinations and other preventative measures to reduce disease risk. Click here to download the full article >>