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Sick woman sneezing at airport
15 February 2019

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest weekly US Influenza Surveillance Report, influenza activity is continuing to increase in the US.

Sign pointing towards the Everest base camp.
15 February 2019

Chinese officials have announced that the Mount Everest base camp in Tibet is to be closed to tourists ‘until further notice’, so that the rubbish that has piled up there can be cleaned up.

Personalised medicine concept
15 February 2019

Southeast Asia-based private hospital Bumrungrad International is partnering with genomic data management and analytics company BC Platforms, enabling the hospital to offer personalised healthcare.

Professionals gather at a medical centre
15 February 2019

Research conducted by medical travel insurance comparison website Medical Travel Compared has revealed that large numbers of British travellers are foregoing travel insurance due to steep pricing and perceived insufficient cover options.

Digital online partners connecting via technology.
15 February 2019

AXA Partners has announced the launch of AXA Affiliates, a new insurance-as-a-service (IaaS) platform that will give its digital partners the opportunity to provide travel insurance for their customers.

Brexit jigsaw
14 February 2019

The Health Insurance Group, a provider of health and wellbeing advice and solutions, has warned that businesses with employees that travel to the European Union for work should ensure all passports are renewed in time for the potential outcome of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit situation after 29 March.

Close up of dead mosquito
14 February 2019

Recent disease outbreak news from the World Health Organization highlights that in Brazil it is currently the seasonal period for yellow fever and that further transmission of the disease is expected in the coming months based on seasonal patterns.

Spring breakers frolic in the sea.
14 February 2019

Canada’s federal Government has issued an advisory to Canadians planning on taking a spring break trip; one of the many tips strongly suggests that they should purchase travel insurance.

A bus pulls up into the Bangkok BRT in Bangkok, Thailand
13 February 2019

In a move which aims to quell perceptions of Thailand as a dangerous tourist destination, the Tourism Council of Thailand (TCT) is teaming up with state agencies such as the Department of Land Transport, Marine Department and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) to improve tourist safety standards across the country.

medical cannabis
13 February 2019

Following changes in the UK that allow specialist doctors to prescribe cannabis-based products for medicinal use (CBPM), Australian medicinal cannabis company Althea Group Holdings Limited (Althea) has launched in the UK as Althea MMJ UK (Althea UK).  

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