Handling Medical Emergencies Abroad

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You can’t plan for the unexpected, but you can be prepared. Learn what health precautions to take before you leave home, and what to do if illness or injury lays you low overseas.

Know when to seek medical care.

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Learn about the quality of medical care in your destination before you go so you can make sound judgments about what kind of treatment the local medical community is capable of. Chances are good you wouldn’t want a blood transfusion in a Third World country except in a life-or-death situation. Get details in the Country Specific Information section of the State Department’s travel site.

Handling Medical Emergencies Abroad

Know when to seek medical care.

Learn about the quality of medical care in your destination before you go so you can make sound judgments about what kind of treatment the local medical community is capable of. Chances are good you wouldn’t want a blood transfusion in a Third World country except in a life-or-death situation. Get details in the Country Specific Information section of the State Department’s travel site.

Vario Images Gmbh & Co.KG / Alamy
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