Health Tip: Prepare for Illness if Traveling Abroad
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Getting sick while traveling doesn't have to lead to disaster.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:


Determine if you need special insurance, such as evacuation or travel health insurance.
Register with the nearest U.S. embassy once you reach your destination.


Pack all medications you will need, including extras.
Always have with you a small card, written in the host language, that lists your health conditions, blood type, allergies and medications.
If you have a serious chronic medical condition, wear a MedicAlert bracelet.

-- Diana Kohnle