New Web page addresses travelers’ health safety

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Because of the recent outbreak of the H1N1 influenza, commonly called the “swine flu,” Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) and the Provost’s Office have created a new Web site to address concerns regarding the medical safety of international travel. The site contains links to the latest flu information and travel advisories in addition to tips on how to be proactive, prepared, and protected when traveling abroad. As always, the most important precaution against the flu is to practice good hygiene by regularly washing your hands and covering coughs. It is essential that Harvard travelers on University business register their itineraries with International SOS, a complimentary travel assistance service that provides emergency assistance in foreign countries. The Web site is at