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Kazakhstan's Natural Troubles

KAZAKHSTAN | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [473]

A word about Kazakhstan’s weather: cold. It’s in the northerly part of Central Asia and gets bitterly frosty in winter, as low as -12 Celsius (summer, on the contrary, gets quite toasty at around 30 Celsius). Natural Disasters In March 2010, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, disease, earthquakes, illness, kazakhstan, travel-safety-tips

Tips for Senegal Travellers

SENEGAL | Fri, 4 Nov 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [973]

When traveling around Senegal, keep in mind that it is a mostly Muslim country. While many Senegalese show incredible tolerance for other religious backgrounds and practices, it is still a conservative society that praises modest dress codes for ... Read more >

Tags: africa, disease, health, local laws, senegal, travel-health, travel-legal, travel-safety-tips

Staying Healthy in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA | Wed, 26 Oct 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1412]

When people think of South Africa, they think of breathtaking landscapes and meandering wildlife.   But as well as the incredible sights, South Africa also offers delicious food, fascinating culture and endless adventure.   It’s an absolutely lovely ... Read more >

Tags: africa, disease, health, south africa, travel-health

Health Standards and China

CHINA | Wed, 12 Oct 2011 | By jaydizzle | Views [473]

Your average Chinese person does not understand anything about health.  I don't say this to be stereotypical.  It's just true.  Most of my Chinese friends' knowledge seems to be largely based on old wives' tales and sorcery.  At least in America, I ... Read more >

Tags: china, culture, disease, health

Health Risks in Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [550]

Like any other country in the world, there is a risk of catching a disease in Mozambique. However, unlike every other country, the risk is a littler larger, and the possible diseases are little more serious than the common cold or flu. Be vigilant ... Read more >

Tags: africa, disease, malaria, measles, mozambique, travel-health

Cash & Health in Cameroon

CAMEROON | Wed, 14 Sep 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [418]

You would be wise to only use cash in Cameroon - the Central African Franc (FCFA) is the only form of payment in much of the country. Credit cards are accepted in some establishments, but fraud is endemic. Counterfeit currency is a growing problem.... Read more >

Tags: africa, cameroon, cash, disease, health, travel-health

Vanuatu Travel Tips & Safety Guide

VANUATU | Thu, 11 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1335]

It’s hard to imagine that there could be any real threats to your health or welfare in such a divine tropical paradise, but there are! Sunburn anyone? Dehydration? What about The Bends or a huge Kava hangover? And let’s not forget the massive fault ... Read more >

Tags: disease, oceania, travel-crime, travel-legal, travel-safety, travel-transport, vanuatu

Staying Healthy in Serbia

SERBIA | Mon, 8 Aug 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [392]

Travelling anywhere within Eastern Europe is going to open you up to various illnesses and diseases. But in comparison to many countries, Serbia is not too bad when it comes to staying healthy. There are a few little things you need to be careful ... Read more >

Tags: disease, europe, serbia, travel-health

North Korea - Travel Tips

NORTH KOREA | Sat, 18 Jun 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [778]

The Korean war ended in 1953 and since then the Korean Peninsula has been divided by a demilitarised zone (DMZ) separating the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the north and the Republic of Korea (ROK) in the south. While peace is maintained ... Read more >

Tags: asia, disease, law, north korea, tourism, travel-safety-tip

Common Opinions and the Real Benefits of Travel Insurance

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 6 Jun 2011 | By nomads-news | Views [5457]

Is travel insurance really worth it? That’s the question that often gets tossed around the travel community. As the General Manager of WorldNomads.com , I want to delve into some of the common myths and opinions about travel insurance that are out ... Read more >

Tags: adventures, coverage, disease, emergency, medical insurance, travel, travel insurance, world nomads

Travel Health in Myanmar

MYANMAR | Tue, 15 Mar 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1005]

Myanmar is one of Southeast Asia’s most beautiful places to visit. Years of political isolation has led to unblemished countryside, unique culture and friendly locals and makes it a destination unlike any other you’ll experience.   That same ... Read more >

Tags: asia, burma, disease, health, myanmar, travel-health

Ghana Disease

GHANA | Tue, 21 Dec 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [387]

Disease and Africa goes hand in hand, so when you book your trip to Ghana be aware you will be faced with some pretty sinister illnesses. Most travellers will have a trip disease-free, but it’s better to know exactly what you face so you can protect ... Read more >

Tags: africa, disease, ghana, travel-safety, yellow fever

Health In Pakistan

PAKISTAN | Sun, 4 Jul 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [314]

The flooding of many parts of Pakistan has led to an outbreak of many forms of water-borne diseases, with diarrhoea and related diseases being quite common. Outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases have come from the districts of Balochistan - Charsadda, Mardan, ... Read more >

Tags: asia, disease, pakistan, travel-health, travel-safety

A Healthy way to Visit Russia

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Tue, 15 Jun 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [814]

A trip to Russia can be filled with exciting adventures, delectable cuisine and amazing memories.  With unique culture, beautiful scenery and some of the most amazing architecture the world over, Russia is a traveler’s dream.  But before you pack your ... Read more >

Tags: disease, europe, russian-federation, travel safety, travel-health

Nepal Health Issues

NEPAL | Sun, 30 May 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [978]

Nepal is a fascinating country to visit with a lot of things to see and do. There are, however health related issues that travellers need to be mindful of when planning a trip. Water The tap water and river water in Nepal is unsafe to drink and ... Read more >

Tags: asia, disease, nepal, 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

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

 

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