Traveling This Winter? Learn How A Travel Kit Can Save You A Headache
As winter begins to descend upon the city, many New Yorkers are looking to travel to exotic and sunny lands to escape the frigid malaise. Most travelers are aware that they need to consult their doctors about travel vaccines and immunizations for travel when going abroad. Medhattan provides a myriad of travel medicine kits for ensuring protection against any exotic pathogens during international travel.
Medhattan often caters to travelers heading to Malaysia, Tanzania, or Cambodia, offering prophylaxis against common infections such as yellow fever, malaria, meningitis, rabies, typhoid, and hepatitis. But travelers to Europe often overlook vaccines and medicine, which can lead to serious health risks. Visitors to countries like Spain, Italy, and France are vulnerable to diseases like the measles.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, measles hit a 15 year high last year, mostly due to foreign travelers harboring back to the States. Measles is a serious infection that can cause pneumonia and encephalitis, which can be fatal. Measles was eradicated in the United States 12 years ago, and thus is often overlooked and forgotten. The CDC now recognizes that US travelers can bring measles back from Europe and encourages visiting an NYC travel medicine clinic before departure.
“We are fortunate to have international travel vaccinations to prevent against most of the illnesses that once caused plauges and widespread illness,” says Medhattan founder Dr. Leslie Miller, “To not take advantage of that potential for prevention is playing Russian roulette with your health.”
Medhattan offers a full range of travel medicine services and is one of the few designated yellow fever prevention sites in NYC.
In addition to prohylaxis against common travel related illnesses, Medhattan offers ‘just in case’ medications for ailments such as insomnia, urinary infection, travelers diarrhea, and more! So when traveling aboard, visit Medhattan, one of the premier travel medicine clinics in Manhattan before your next trip to be prepared for anything.