By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO It’s that time of year again and we are seeing multiple member calls about Flu related illnesses and hospitalizations. According to the CDC’s FluView report, influenza activity in the U.S. remains high but there are early signs that activity has begun to...

By Peter Greenberg The arrival of winter means it’s time for cold-and-flu-mayhem, but this year we’ve officially hit ‘epidemic’ levels. With 21 pediatric deaths and a record-setting number of hospitalizations—214 as of January 2--it’s important now more than ever to watch out for your health, especially...

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is one of more than 100 non-polio enteroviruses. This virus was first identified in California in 1962. What are the symptoms of EV-D68 infection? EV-D68 can cause mild to severe respiratory illness. Mild symptoms may include fever, runny nose, sneezing,...

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. It is caused by a coronavirus called MERS-CoV. Most people who have been confirmed to have the MERS-CoV infection developed severe acute respiratory illness. They had fever, cough,...

By: John Gobbels MedjetAssist VP/COO Noroviruses are the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the United States. CDC estimates that each year on average 19 to 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis are caused by Noroviruses. That means about 1 in every 15 Americans will get...