Traveling abroad can be a once in a lifetime learning opportunity to explore new places and cultures. It can also present a variety of new health and safety risks. However, with some pre-departure planning and prevention measures your visit can be a fun, exciting and safe trip to remember.
Plan to consult with a travel health specialist at least 6-8 weeks before your trip. A health care provider that specializes in travel medicine will help you prepare for your trip by developing a health and safety plan individualized for you based on details of your itinerary and your particular medical needs. Travel medicine is more than just vaccinations – safe food and water precautions, malaria prevention, jet lag, traveler’s diarrhea, motion sickness, and altitude sickness are among some of the issues to address. Student Health Services is a good starting place for information and referrals.
Travel Health and Safety Topics:
Measles Outbreak in Europe
Hepatitis A Outbreak in Spain
Travel Health Questionaire