According to the article on PRWeb, “Swine Flu Epidemic Emphasizes Need for Good International Travel and Health Insurance” from Good Neighbor Insurance, the World Health Organization declared the Swine Flu a global flu pandemic. The H1N1 virus has cases confirmed in 74 countries, has affected about 28,000 people, and approximately 141 deaths. Symptoms are generally mild, but there is fear that the virus will mutate to a more severe strand. There has yet to be any sign of that.
Countries around the world are on alert and there is global concern. Travelers from all parts of the world are thinking twice before heading out, especially to Mexico where the strand was first discovered back in March. Even young, healthy travelers can become ill and it’s important that you are protected if this happens to you. Travel insurance can protect you with overseas emergency health insurance. Some plans help you find local medical care and can assist with evacuation back to the US.
These are scenarios no one likes to think about, but international travel is part of life for many people. Having travel insurance can give you peace of mind as you prepare for your trip.