By John Gobbels, Medjet VP/COO According to the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) FluView report for the week ending February 11, 2017, flu activity continues to increase and is widespread in most of the United States. The proportion of people seeing their health care provider for...

By John Gobbels, MedjetAssist VP/COO The Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The mosquitos typically breed in domestic water-holding containers and are aggressive daytime biters and feed both indoors and...

The CDC Zika virus travel alert for Florida is being called unprecedented. At the very least, it’s certainly unusual. But it is a strong indication of how fast the problem is spreading (or not) and how much geography it may be covering. Of course, it...

Women and their partners who are thinking about pregnancy—and, of course, women who are already pregnant—should not travel to countries where Zika virus is a risk. But the rest of us? Let’s keep things in perspective. Mosquitoes have been carrying nasty diseases for centuries. And...

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...