Stay Safe and Healthy on a Business Trip

by Wayne Ghesquiere on November 8, 2011

In 2009, an estimated 6.4 million US residents traveled overseas for business. With the increasingly global economy, this number is expected to increase. Because of the nature of the trip, business travelers may face different health risks than do leisure travelers. Find out about some of the risks of business travel and what you can do to protect yourself.   CDC recommends seeing a doctor 4–6 weeks before a trip, but if you don’t have that much time, even a last-minute visit can be useful. Some vaccines can be given on shortened schedules or may offer partial protection, even if you don’t have time for all the doses. You can also talk to your doctor about health risks at your destination and what you can do to stay healthy (not all diseases can be prevented with vaccines)  

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