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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Travel, mosquitoes and health insurance

    Filed Under: Health Insurance
Malaria infection in the USA is unheard of, yet hundreds of cases of malaria are reported here every year. Where does the infection occur then? Well, usually, when travelling to tropical countries. Most malaria infections happen in African or Indian subcontinents.

Many international students, as part of study tours or during a break, travel overseas. When travelling abroad, especially to places known to have disease carrying mosquitoes, you need to take some precautions.

  1. Always sleep in a mosquito net. That is the single most effective way of preventing malaria

  2. Carry a bug spray. Remember that a bug spray that kills mosquitoes in your country may not be as effective in another country. Use a spray that actually works.

  3. In case you feel chills, high temperature or other flu-like symptoms, contact a health care center immediately. Malaria is 100% curable, if diagnosed and treated quickly

In case you are infected treatment, tests, medicines, stay at the hospital, etc. need not cost you a fortune. Your international student medical insurance policy can be very useful in taking care of most of your medical expenditure. Always stay covered. Commenting is not available in this channel entry.

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