Measles Is On The Rise: How Travelers and Expats Can Prepare In 2019, the country of Samoa was making news for something other than it’s beautiful, tranquil scenery. This small nation of 200,000 people was in the midst of a catastrophic measles outbreak. According to the government, there were an estimated 4,200 cases of measles. […]
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Malaria Prevention Information All Travelers Need Every year, there are more than 200 million cases of malaria worldwide. This debilitating illness, spread by mosquitoes, leaves those infected with severe flu-like symptoms. They include high fever and chills, headaches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, intense sweating, and tremendous fatigue. Patients are unable to work, support their families, […]
Understanding Air Pollution and Smog In China Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said in a speech that China was ‘waging war’- a war against air pollution and smog in China. Suddenly, one of China’s best known but rarely acknowledged problems were out in the open. The country’s long-standing position that there was nothing to be discussed […]
Travel and Safety Advice for Visitors to Hong Kong Formerly a British colony, Hong Kong is now an independent part of the People’s Republic of China and ranks as one of the top world cities. Home to more than seven million people, it is one of the most important centers of finance, second only to […]
Connecting with Pediatrician When Living in a Foreign Country Few things are as nerve-wracking as worrying about your child’s health. Expats know this well. In addition to the usual parental concerns, they also face the stress of connecting with a pediatrician abroad. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, especially when language barriers are involved. But […]