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  • As Flu Season Hits, Prepare Yourself with Short Term Travel Insurance

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It is that time of year once again - leaves are falling, the temperature is dropping, and unfortunately, viruses are spreading./ Fall brings many welcome changes to the world, but the flu is not one of them. In best case scenarios, the flu will force you to miss work and rest for a few days. In worst case scenarios, you may find yourself hospitalized. To make sure that these worst case scenarios don't add a financial toll to your situation, make sure that you are traveling with short term travel insurance this fall.

It doesn't take much for the flu to spread. Simply shaking hands with an infected person or sitting near them while they cough or sneeze could be enough to send the illness your way. And if it strikes while traveling, it could cause a myriad of problems. What if you need to go to the hospital for treatment? What if you miss a return flight because you are too sick to travel? What if your illness strikes at the outset of your trip and places your ability to do all the activities you planned in jeopardy?

And the fact is, traveling only increases your risk of getting the flu. Think of all the germs you could potentially come in contact with while traveling. Simply going through the airport alone exposes to the germs of countless people walking by or sitting near you, not to mention the germs that may be found on railings, ,public restrooms, vending machines, and other common areas.

To protect yourself from the flu, you can be sure to wash your hands frequently and be sure to carry a hand sanitizer with you at all times. You may also want to consider getting a flu shot. However, in case these measures do not work, be sure you have the protection of short term travel insurance on your side. This type of coverage will allow you to get the medical care you need right away at an affordable rate, making it an essential travel companion this fall.

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