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...

Are You a Trusted Traveler? Medjet Travel Assistance Tip - There have been some changes in how the TSA is handling “trusted travelers” to help make the security screening process a little more efficient -- especially if you happen to be a frequent flier. The U.S. Customs...

Please Turn Off All Electronic Devices Will your cell phone crash a plane? How about your iPad? Or blackberry? Ever wondered why we have rules on using personal electronic devices (PED) on airplanes? Read on. Believe it or not, it's the Federal Communications Commission that bans the...

Cruise Ship Safety Cruise-ship safety has been dominating the headlines. What have we learned in terms of safety on the high seas? The details behind the tragic accident of the Costa Concordia are still unfolding, but here's what we know. Many passengers complained that there had not...

Hotel Safety No doubt about it, the thought of a terrorist attack on a hotel on U.S. soil is a terrifying one. Hotels are considered a “soft target” because their business model relies on a constant flow of people to generate revenue. Multiple entrances and exits,...