Here are the links on Travelers' Health in Italy and Europe:
- BIRD FLU
- Avian Flu Fact Sheet – Source: U. S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs – International Travel
- Confirmed Human Cases of Avian Influenza A(H5N1) – Source: World Health Organization, Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)
- Interim Guidance about Avian Influenza A (H5N1) for U.S. Citizens Living Abroad – Source: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) Travelers' Health Travel Notices
- Influenza aviaria – In Italian Only
- One should be able to find most of their U.S. prescribed drugs at a farmacia (drug store/pharmacy) which are located in cities and most towns in Italy depending on size and population.
- However, if you are taking a new or recently release drug or medication released in the U. S., the farmica in Italy may not have it available to them.
- Please do NOT pack your drugs or medications in your checked luggage. Be sure to carry them with you whether you are flying, taking a bus or a train or whatever the mode of transportation. You do not want to risk shortening your vacation or travel because of lost, delayed or stolen drugs or medications.
- Over the counter (OTC)
- Believe it or not, you will have to go to a farmacia to buy aspirin plus pay more for fewer doses.
- If you have a favorite OTC drug or medication(s), be sure you have an adequate supply with you when you move or travel around Italy.
- The major exception is if you have access to one of the U.S. Military bases (Air Force, Army or Navy) in Italy and have authorized privileges to the Commissary, Shopette and Post/Base Exchange based on your status.
- TRAVELERS’ HEALTH
- Health Information for Travelers to Countries in Western Europe – Travelers' Health
- Travelers' Health Travel Notices
- DEPARTMENT OF STATE
- Medical Information for Americans Traveling Abroad – Source: Bureau of Consular Affairs – International Travel
- WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
- International travel and health publication – International travel and health
- IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY REQUIRING DRUGS OR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, YOU CAN REQUEST HELP FROM:
- The Embassy and or Consulate of your home country
- The hotel or lodging establishment you are staying at
- A hospital (ospediale)
- Have someone dial for emergency assistance
- Police or Fire Departments
- Italy - Vaccinations, Inoculations, Immunizations, Travel Health – Source: Treehouse City Guide
- Malattie infettive (Infectious diseases) – In Italian Only – Source: Ministero della Salute (Ministry of Health)
- Travel Vaccinations for Italy – Source: MyVaccs™ – "Your vaccinations records stored online"
- Vaccines for Your Protection: Western Europe – Source: CDC
- Complete travel health information, updated daily, for physicians and travelers: Italy – Source: MDtravelhealth.com
- Health & Safety: Rome – Source: Frommer's
- Highlights on health, Italy 2004 Source: WHO Regional Office for Europe
- Italy: Health – Source: World Travel Guide
- Italy - hospitals, health care and medical issues – Source: knowital.com
- Italy News: Health – Source: The Internet Product Development Group, Inc. (IPD Group) provides Internet data mining and search services to organizations and professional users who need current news about specific topics.
- Italy: Travel Health – Please note that this health information about Italy may be out-of-date. Always research the current health conditions and issues in any region you plan to visit prior to departure. –Source: WrongDiagnosis.com
- Italy Travel Guide: Travel Information – Read section titled, Medical Care – The Ultimate Travel Planning Resource – Source: ThereArePlaces ®
- Medical Assistance – Source: Stranieri in Italia
- Medical Information for Americans Abroad – Source: Travel.State.gov – "A Service of the Bureau of Consular Affairs" within the U.S. Department of State – "Diplomacy in Action"
- Travel Advice – Italy – Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs
- SEE ALSO:
- Info about medical and dental phrases and terminology used in Italy *, dated, February 10. 2010
- Info on dietary/food allergy translation cards for Italy *, dated, Friday, August 10, 2007
- Info on being gluten-free in Italy *, dated, Tuesday, May 29, 2007
- Info about traveling with allergies to Italy *, dated, Friday, January 26, 2007
- Info about Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions in Italy *, dated, Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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Much can be said about travel and your health. For most of us, we may never need to go to a hospital or seek out medical assistance. However, there are always a few that will need to plan and be aware of health and medical contingencies concern their respective travel plans.
I cannot provide you with a checklist but as I post these blog entries, there is information that one should find helpful as they travel or move to Italy.
That's it for Thursday, 1 December 2005: giovedì, 1 dicembre 2005
Today’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.
"Ambasciator non porta pena."
"Don't shoot the messenger."
When you have a free moment or two, please read my wife's interesting and entertaining blog about our life in Italy with photographs:
Friends and Family in Italy
Going to Spain, read my new blog:
Info About, For or On Spain – a source of links About, For or On Spain for those individuals traveling or already living in Spain.
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