Category Archives H1N1 (Swine) Flu

Recent articles, like the one that ran last Friday in USA Today, explore trip cancellation insurance benefits in relation to the H1N1 flu and along the way create the potential for some misunderstandings. To sort out the subtleties, HTB takes a look at a typical product -- TripProtector from HTH Worldwide. The pandemic exclusion clause contained in the TripProtector plan applies strictly…

Here on the Healthy Travel Blog, we've been talking about H1N1 readiness and flu prevention when traveling overseas.  And for good reason.  The "swine flu" is the first pandemic in 41 years and all Americans should be educated about H1N1 both domestically and when traveling out of the country. A recent poll administered by HTH Worldwide indicates that more than…

Reports this week indicate that the first doses of the H1N1 vaccine have been shipped in the U.S.  However, a poll conducted by Consumer Reports suggests some Americans may not want it because of the potential risks involved.  This raises the issue of whether or not health care workers should minimally be required to get the seasonal flu shot. World…

The good news this week:   Europe is very close to approving an H1N1 vaccine, and the rapping doctor won the video contest run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The not-so-good news comes from Sanjay Gupta (CNN) and Kate Dailey (Newsweek).  They both came down with H1N1 flu, but there is a bright side.  They both report…

As speculation increases in the U.S. that the H1N1 vaccine may be available in the next few weeks, it's a good time to focus on the facts, minimize your risk, consider the big picture and recognize that countries need to responsibly share the vaccine.  World Health Organization's (WHO) updates on global H1N1 activity.   Do you know the basic facts on…

H1N1 news will be breaking fast over the coming weeks and months. HTB will try to capture some of the most important angles to keep you posted.  Please tip us off to anything you think we are missing. Global travel helps drive H1N1 transmission. The World Health Organization (WHO) maps the countries where H1N1 is impacting the health care services. …

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published an H1N1 flu alert that summarizes activity around the globe: In the southern hemisphere where flu season is waning, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, and Australia appear to have passed their peak influenza activity and are returning to baseline levels. South Africa and Bolivia continue to experience high levels of influenza activity. In the…

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