Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wash your hands

I have chronic bronchial asthma, so twice a year I end up on prednisone and antibiotics from a form of acute bronchitis I can't otherwise kick.  I usually end up in this condition after I travel somewhere on an airplane.  The most recent episode was in late February when, in a hurry to pack, I did not include wipes to use on my airplane armrests or tray table or on the food menu I pulled from the seat pocket.

A story today in the New York Times on sickness and travel helps explain why some of us get sick, and refers us to the website for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for additional information on international travel, and on what to do if you need medical attention while traveling abroad.

Take a look and see if the statistics in the story will help you remember to reduce your risk and wash your hands more often.

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