FEATURED: ZIKA VIRUS
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During Ramadan, it is important for organisations to promote healthy routines to their workforce. Often, key indicators for lifestyle-related conditions are not often checked and known.
Every year many business travellers contract unpleasant diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B. Suddenly a productive and successful business trip turns into weeks off work, recovering from an acute illness that could so easily have been avoided.
TB is a serious condition that is contagious and spreads through the air – it can be found in every part of the world. However, TB can be prevented and cured with proper treatment. In fact, early diagnosis and treatment is crucial.
Air pollution: Should you be concerned?
Air pollution is a topic being discussed almost daily in the news, and is included in many health and environment forums. Pollution affects business operations in many ways, from changes to traffic, vehicle design requirements, bans on burning, and even shutting some manufacturing plants at times. For more information on air pollution, log in to International SOS’s dedicated air pollution website.
Building resilience in your travel risk mitigation
A wide range of adverse incidents and geopolitical tensions have highlighted the need to protect an increasingly mobile workforce.
Zika virus news and resources – International SOS
Key medical information on the outbreak evolution. Zika is an emerging infectious disease that is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. An increasing number of travellers are being diagnosed with the disease after they return home.
NATURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE
Tsunamis, floods and forest fires happen all too often, as do earthquakes, hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Global organisations consider their business travellers and expatriates are at medium risk of hurricanes, typhoons and tsunamis whilst on assignment. 52% of large organisations report dealing with occurrences of these threats over a three-year period.
Malaria: understanding the risk
Did you know more than 10,000 travellers become ill with malaria each year and every 2 minutes a child dies from malaria. Malaria is present in over 90 countries and territories. Although malaria is a preventable disease, it is potentially rapidly fatal. In addition to the human toll, the disease leads to significant economic losses and disrupts business operations. Read on to know the risk of malaria and how you can protect yourself and your employees . . .