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Machu Picchu Landslides: advice for travelers

PERU | Thu, 28 Jan 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [6964] | Comments [4]

Overview of the situation Thousands of tourists have been stranded on the historical site of Machu Picchu in Peru after torrential rain flooded the area, setting off lethal mudslides that have killed five people. The heaviest rains ... Read more >

Tags: emergency assistance, landslides, machu picchu, mudslides, natural disaster, peru, travel-alert, travel-health, travel-insurance, travel-safety-tips

Tips - Before Travelling to India

INDIA | Mon, 25 Jan 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [2752] | Comments [3] | Video

Thinking of planning a trip to India? From sharing your personal space to embracing the "organized chaos", travel experts share their knowledge and advice about what you should know before travelling to India.  Read more stories from ... Read more >

Tags: 5-things, asia, india, travel-health

Dengue Fever: Fastest Growing Vector Borne Disease?

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 18 Dec 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [13609] | Comments [4]

The map shows worldwide distribution of Dengue Fever. Blue: Areas infested with Aedes aegypti. Red: Areas with Aedes aegypti and recent epidemic dengue fever. WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD discusses ... Read more >

Tags: dengue fever, mosquitoes, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety

Sun Safety: How to Beat the Burn this Holiday

CROATIA | Mon, 31 Aug 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2879]

A lot of European beach-goers have heard of Croatia.   Warm water, beautiful beaches and great food make Croatia one of the “Dream holiday” destinations.   A little bit of precaution can help that perfect beach holiday ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, croatia, non-destination, sun, travel-health

Travel Immunizations - What you Really Need in Asia

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 23 Jul 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [8691] | Comments [5]

No matter what country you're from and what you call immunizations (jabs, shots, pricks, inmunización, nadel) the bottom line is you probably need to get some before you do any traveling to third world countries. We asked our adventure friends around ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, immunizations, travel-health, travel-safety, vaccinations

Travel Immunizations - What you Really Need in Africa

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 10 Jul 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [5326] | Comments [3]

So nobody likes getting shots but it seems every time you get ready to take a trip overseas you receive a laundry list of recommended immunizations. We asked our adventure friends around the world what they thought and below are their recommendations.... Read more >

Tags: africa, travel-health, travel-safety

Exotic nasties in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Wed, 1 Jul 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [4691] | Comments [1]

The sublime tropical climate of Costa Rica brings a few interesting and exotic nasties.  WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD just loves tropical medicine and helps sort out your trypanosomiasis from your ... Read more >

Tags: central america, costa rica, travel-health

Adventure Travel Safety Checklist

WORLDWIDE | Tue, 30 Jun 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [3713]

We know you love to travel, and that most of you have been there and done that, but here is a quick checklist of things you just might not have thought of. Adventure sports and holiday larks Hiking Holidays - what to pack just in case! Hiking ... Read more >

Tags: adventure travel, hiking, non-destination, scuba, travel checklist, travel-health, travel-safety

Japanese Encephalitis: New Vaccine and Advice

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 1 Jun 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [6036] | Comments [2]

For travelers headed to Asia, avoidance of Japanese Encephalitis should be a priority as high as finding a decent noodle bar. WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD tells us about new developments in a vaccine ... Read more >

Tags: adventure doc, asia, disease, dr. erik mclaughlin, mosquitos, travel-health, travel-safety, vaccination, vaccine

Small nasty critters; what you need to know about Aussie spiders

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 4 May 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [9159] | Comments [2]

No doubt, you've just read our other post on Australia's dangerous animals " The Big Bite: Aussie sharks and crocs " and are relieved to discover that it's more likely you'll be killed by lightning than die in the jaws of a great white ... Read more >

Tags: australia, first aid, oceania, snake bite, snakes, spiders, travel-health, travel-safety-tips

The Big Bite: Aussie sharks & crocs

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 4 May 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [8290] | Comments [3]

"Crikey!  It's dangerous Down Under!"  ...Or so goes the cliched view about Australian wildlife. Most travellers to Australia are surprised and relieved to arrive and find that the beaches are not swarming with sharks and Croc Dundee ... Read more >

Tags: australia, crocodiles, oceania, sharks, travel-health, travel-safety-tips

Travel Alert: Swine Flu overview

WORLDWIDE | Fri, 1 May 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [4574] | Comments [12]

WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD writes a brief overview about Swine Flu.     Army officer handing out face masks in Mexico City. (25 April 09) Photo by -Chupacabras- . What is Swine Flu? The virus (H1N1) ... Read more >

Tags: pandemic, swine flu, travel-health, travel-insurance

Meningitis: A traveller's illness?

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 26 Mar 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [5665]

WorldNomads.com 's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD  explains why meningitis is an illness that all travellers need to be aware of. Why?  Disease spread is typically associated with groups of people in close quarters, such as ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, africa, disease, dr. erik mclaughlin, immunization, meningitis, travel-health, travel-safety, vaccination, virus

What you need to know about Dengue Fever

WORLDWIDE | Thu, 19 Feb 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [18131] | Comments [12]

WorldNomads.com's roving medical expert Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD  explains why tropical travelers should get up to speed on Dengue Fever. Nicknamed "breakbone fever", Dengue is known for its severe muscle aches and fevers.  Being ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, asia, dengue, dr. erik mclaughlin, mosquito, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety, tropical disease

Scuba Diving Safety Tips - The Essentials

WORLDWIDE | Sun, 25 Jan 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [15103] | Comments [4]

Scuba diving is one of the world’s most thrilling and fascinating sports – it’s easy to learn and it’s safe too if you follow some simple rules. Chris Mitchell, editor of Divehappy.com , provides some essential scuba safety tips. Chris ... Read more >

Tags: diving, non-destination, scuba, travel-health, travel-safety, worldwide

Polio outbreak in Nigeria and Western Africa

NIGERIA | Mon, 12 Jan 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2646]

WorldNomads.com's roving medical expert and afficionado of Adventure Travel Health, Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD , suggests that travellers to Nigeria and Western Africa should review their immunization history in light of a recent polio outbreak.... Read more >

Tags: adventure doc, africa, dr. erik mclaughlin, immunization, nigeria, polio, travel-alert, travel-health, vaccinations

Am I at risk of DVT?

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 7 Jan 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [2717]

Most international travelers are used to having to sit in the same position, for long periods of time.  Airline travel is a prime example of this and is often a necessary evil of discovering new places.  Long-distance travel carries with it a risk ... Read more >

Tags: dr. erik mclaughlin, dvt, long-haul, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety

Snow safety: going BIG? Get a LID!

WORLDWIDE | Wed, 7 Jan 2009 | By safetyhub | Views [1846]

With the snow season amping up in the Northern Hemisphere, we asked our friend Miriam Bougie at Whistler/Blackcomb her big tip for keeping all you adventurous World Nomads safe on the slopes. Ahh, Spring-time.  The sun is out, everything is ... Read more >

Tags: canada, helmet, non-destination, north america, skiing, snow, snowboarding, travel-health, travel-safety, worldwide

Cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE | Mon, 29 Dec 2008 | By safetyhub | Views [1805]

An outbreak of Cholera continues to wreak havoc in Zimbabwe, according to WHO reports .  December 1st saw over 11,000 cases and 484 deaths from Cholera, since August 2008.  Zimbabwe has been the site for previous Cholera outbreaks in 1999 and ... Read more >

Tags: adventure doc, cholera, dr. erik mclaughlin, health, travel-alert, travel-health, who, zimbabwe

Mosquitoes and bite prevention

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 22 Dec 2008 | By safetyhub | Views [11492] | Comments [4]

WorldNomads.com's roving Mozzie expert and afficionado of Adventure Travel Health, Dr. Erik McLaughlin MD posts about being bitten by more than the travel bug: I have developed a healthy respect for mosquitoes.  Mosquitoes are basically ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, malaria, mozzies, non-destination, travel-health, travel-safety


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