Travelers can get free quotes of different insurance plans providing coverage for medical expenses incured from Swine flu. Please fill the below form to avail free quotes for the required medical coverage.
Swine flu is a pandemic caused because of the virus `Influenza A' subtype `H1N1'. There is a general misconception that the cause for swine flu is eating pork. It is a flu virus passed like any other (through air or contact) from another infected person. As the flu is a sudden illness, it will be covered by any visitors insurance like any other illness.
The outbreak of swine flu began in Mexico. The Mexican government came to know about it only after months of the outbreak. The WHO declared it as a pandemic only after the disease spread globally.
Swine flu has the common traits of seasonal flu and lasts up to a week. The virus is spread by coughing, sneezing and touching contaminated surface and then contacting nose or mouth.
Symptoms are fever, sneezes, sore throat, coughs, headache, and muscle or joint pains. Although this disease poses a serious threat to mankind, death cases are seen more in patients with weaker immune system and cases with pre-existing diseases like asthma, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease.
Wearing facial masks may not help very much in preventing, since facial masks are designed for industrial purposes and do not filter out virus or any biological agents.
As the disease is air borne, those who get infected are recommended to stay home from School, Work or public places to avoid spreading. More than 2800 fatalities have been reported from different parts of the world.
Visitor Medical Insurance for Swine Flu
USA alone has already recorded more than 500 death cases since the start of pandemic. The US center for disease control (CDC) expects more than 1.8 million hospitalizations this fall and winter and 90,000 fatalities. Barack Obama has been constantly urged by his scientific advisory council to speed up vaccine production to tackle this epidemic disease. Travelling at this point of time is risky from the point of view of health. We never know how these air borne diseases infect us. It is advisable to buy medical insurance before travelling abroad. The insurance plan will be helpful while you are in a foreign country and need hospitalization and treatment. Now the question is does this plan covers Swine flu? Yes, it does covers Swine flu or any other sickness only if the plan is effective before the sickness occurs. Buy insurance and shield yourself with travel medical insurance plan of your choice rather than spending your time and money buying facial masks. Then what are you waiting for? Buy health insurance and stay secured. `If you hear hoof beats, look for horses, not Zebras'. So choose the right insurance of your choice. You can conveniently compare the plans and make your choice while buying.