Travellers cautioned to be wary of Dengue Fever

first_imgTravel Insurance Direct has cautioned travellers to be wary of catching diseases while travelling, with a rise in insurance claims for gastroenteritis and Dengue Fever in 2012.Internal data acquired over the past 12 months revealed medical claims account for 50 percent of all claims from travellers, particularly those who travelled to South East Asia.Travel Insurance Direct travel security expert Phil Sylvester listed a few tips to avoid infection when travelling.“Slop on plenty of insect repellent to exposed skin during the day; when you arrive at your accommodation in Bali look around for any stagnant water; insist on food being prepared freshly for you; stick to bottled water; take a bottle of hand sanitizer with you,” Mr Sylvester said.Research also revealed Bali to be one of the most prominent destinations to obtain the infectious disease.The West Australian Health Department said of the 2,605 reported infectious diseases acquired overseas last year, 41 percent were caught in Indonesia, mostly in Bali.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Bali travellers beware, health risk scares.last_img

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