You may have heard about Rabies, but do you know the risk you face for contracting the virus when travelling? Rabies is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical symptoms. Here's what you need to know about prevention, causes, symptoms and treatment for Rabies.
Because of recent global outbreaks, it’s become more imperative to vaccinate yourself against measles if you’re travelling to affected areas. Here's what you need to know about how to avoid measles while travelling.
If you prefer to be gluten-free, dealing with dietary guidelines in a foreign country can be a hassle. But if you have celiac disease, it can be a matter of life and death. If you are avoiding gluten on your next holiday, follow our tips for travelling with a gluten allergy.
Going on an extended holiday to a disease-prone country? It's a good idea to schedule a check-up at least eight weeks before you depart. Infectious diseases abroad can be very serious. Every year, Australian travellers become ill and die while travelling overseas. Take extra precautions when visiting these countries that you'll need a polio vaccination to enter.
Note: many of these countries are not recommended travel destinations (and some may be excluded by certain travel insurance policies). But here at Cover-More, we understand that not travelling is not always an option. If you must travel to these countries, be prepared and take full precautions.
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