Travelling Overseas Staying Healthy

Written by Felicity Walker

Every year, millions of people visit developing countries. Of these, many are business people looking for new opportunities.

With a myriad of development potential available inrepparttar Asian region, business people are flocking overseas in order to get in atrepparttar 147012 ground floor. Many travel to these regions on a regular basis, exposing themselves to diseases ranging from differing strains of hepatitis to typhoid and polio.

Unfortunately, many of these diseases are not discriminating - they can be caught even when staying in 5-star accommodation. Also, some of them require long convalescent periods. For example, hepatitis A can mean an absence from work of up to 8 weeks, depending onrepparttar 147013 severity ofrepparttar 147014 attack.

The problem facing business people and travellers is that often they have not been exposed to a wide range of infections. This means they have little or no natural immunity to diseases common in other parts ofrepparttar 147015 world.

For example, even when staying at resort-standard hotels in areas such as Taiwan,repparttar 147016 traveller still has a 1 in 300 chance of developing hepatitis A. Budget travellers increase their risk by as many as six times.

The sensible solution is to make sure you receiverepparttar 147017 recommended vaccinations for any overseas country you visit. It is important, however, to realize that for many vaccines to be totally effective, a series of doses over an extended period of time are required. For example, hepatitis B vaccines usually require a couple of months before they reach their full effectiveness.

Vaccination is notrepparttar 147018 only precaution that should be taken when travelling in a developed country. Many diseases are transmitted through food which has been handled by a carrier ofrepparttar 147019 disease. This means that uncooked vegetables, salads, raw meat, shellfish, and drinks made with water or ice are all potential health hazards, and should be approached with caution.

How to Obtain a Child's Passport

Written by William Manor

You won't findrepparttar first requirement for obtaining a child's passport onrepparttar 146979 U.S. Department of State's offical list. That doesn't mean it is no less necessary. What is it? A large dose of patience.

Overrepparttar 146980 last few years, new requirements have been added to guaranteerepparttar 146981 security of children. While these measures serve a worthy objective, they do tend to complicaterepparttar 146982 process.

To help you get throughrepparttar 146983 process as quickly and easily as possible, I've put together a list of things you need to take with you when applying for a child's passport.

1. Your child

That's right. Since February 2004,repparttar 146984 State Deparment requires your child to appear in person.

2. Both parents or legal guardians

If a parent or guardian cannot appear, either a notarized letter of permission (Form DS-3035) must be provided or some other documented explanation such as proof of sole custody, an adoption decree or a death certificate ofrepparttar 146985 deceased parent.

3. Proof of citizenship

This can be a certified birth certificate fromrepparttar 146986 registar's office inrepparttar 146987 state whererepparttar 146988 child was born. Other acceptable documents are a previous fully valid U.S. passport, a Report of Birth Abroad, a Certification of Birth Abroad or a Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization.

4. Proof of relationship to child

You can established your relationship torepparttar 146989 child with a certified birth certificate, Certificate of Birth Abroad, adoption decree or court order of legal guardianship. Previous U.S. passports are not accepted as proof of relationship.

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