People often associate international health insurance with emergencies and being airlifted to the nearest hospital. The reality is, most claims made through expat insurance are for everyday ailments reports Expat Health.org
The most common complaint is back problems. Back pain is extremely common, with four in five people being affected at some point in their lives. Carrying heavy suitcases, being on long-haul flights and even sleeping in an unfamiliar bed can bring on this type of pain. Continue reading Everyday ailments top list of international medical insurance claims
In what could arguably be the greatest immunological breakthrough in decades, French drugmaker Sanofi SA announced that a vaccine against Dengue fever had shown clinical efficacy in recently completed trials. Additional testing is necessary, but the vaccine could be available as early as 2015 reports the Healthytravelblog.com Continue reading Dengue Fever Vaccine – Cure Breakthrouch ?
The Ministry of Health in Uganda has reported a cumulative number of 53 suspected cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever including 16 deaths. Of these, five cases have been laboratory confirmed by the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe (this includes three fatal cases and two cases currently being treated in the isolation facility). Continue reading Uganda – 53 suspected cases of Ebola haemorrhagic fever reported