Staying Healthy While Traveling

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 16:34 | Filled in Personal Responsibility

I’m about to leave for points East to attend a conference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the mother ship for us epidemiologists) provided a useful article about staying healthy while traveling.

Sure wish I’d known about this before I left for Japan last year to visit my daughter (luckily, she came through the recent earthquake/tsunami/radiation unscathed). Guess who didn’t know that paper towels do not exist in Japan and everyone carries their own fabric handkerchief/mini-towel? Guess who forgot the hand sanitizer? Guess who picked up a nasty cold while abroad?

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1 Comment to Staying Healthy While Traveling

  1. Carolyn Cain says:

    April 13th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Great tips! I also like to check in advance if any vaccines are recommended for my international destinations (http://www.cdc.gov/Features/TravelProtection/).

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