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Increase in Travel to China Creating New Health and Security Risks
Date:4/23/2008

reign health insurance plans are not accepted.

-- Ambulances are not reliable in an emergency. Private transportation,

even in an emergency, is often the fastest alternative.

-- Blood supply in China is not safe. The AIDS virus is a significant

concern in China and there is a risk of exposure to unsafe blood and

blood products.

-- Six to eight weeks before leaving for China, visit a travel clinic to

receive necessary vaccinations, including: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B,

Typhoid, Japanese Encephalitis, Rabies and the flu vaccine.

Upon entering China, all visitors are required to complete a Health Declaration Form to notify authorities of any existing health conditions. Travelers with certain infectious diseases may not be permitted to enter the country.

Additional details and rankings are included as part of MEDEX 360m Global Medical Monitor reports, a medical information service created in partnership with Harvard Medical International. It provides the most robust and comprehensive online medical resource available on China as well as 236 other countries and territories.

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MEDEX Global Group has been assisting travelers with medical and security emergencies for more than 30 years, providing international travel, security and medical support for corporations, government and humanitarian organizations, and leisure travelers. MEDEX services include everything from pre-trip intelligence and contingency planning to real-time medical case monitoring, complex emergency evacuations and virtually every contingency in between. The MEDEX Emergency Response Center handles nearly 30,000 cases a year in over 200 countries. For more information, visit http://www.medexassist.com.


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