Of the many goals that expatriates, accompanying family members, and employers have for an international assignment, none is more important than having a safe and healthy experience both abroad and upon repatriation. As with any business objective, the key is careful preparation, in this case oriented to health and safety.
The practical points noted below (and discussed in detail elsewhere) allow the well-prepared expatriate to avoid considerable anxiety and frustration when the inevitable illness strikes. These points were developed with the help of dozens of HTH affiliated physicians and expatriates themselves.
Many expatriates, travelers, and study abroad participants wonder about the safety of beef and other products derived from cattle. Will they get Mad Cow disease from eating a hamburger or steak?