(HealthDay News) -- Getting sick while traveling doesn't have to lead to disaster.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:
- Determine if you need special insurance, such as evacuation or travel health insurance.
- Register with the nearest U.S. embassy once you reach your destination.
- Pack all medications you will need, including extras.
- Always have with you a small card, written in the host language, that lists your health conditions, blood type, allergies and medications.
- If you have a serious chronic medical condition, wear a MedicAlert bracelet.
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