Foreign Travel Topic Guide
Foreign Travel: It is important to plan well in advance when traveling to a foreign country. Travelers should protect (and prepare) themselves from illness by obtaining the appropriate vaccinations and bringing along a traveler's medical kit that contains prescription medications, first aid supplies, sanitary napkins/tampons (for women), sunscreen, insect repellents, motion sickness medication, pain remedies, cold remedies, and foot care products, among other items.
Bird Flu A mutation to the bird flu virus could result in an influenza strain that afflicts not only birds, but humans, too. So far, the only humans to contract bird flu have been in contact with infected birds and other contaminated surfaces. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, pneumonia, eye infection, muscle aches, and cough. Antiviral drugs are a form of treatment that lessens the length and severity of the flu.