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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Different diseases you can catch abroad


    It is generally considered common knowledge that when you travel abroad you are susceptible to catching different diseases. While most typical holiday destinations do not pose much risk of different diseases, with exotic locations being the worst culprits, you only need to venture a little out from the hustle and bustle to be at risk.

    In most cases travel accident compensation won’’t cover you from the different diseases you can catch abroad. This is especially true if you have failed to visit your GP for the relevant vaccinations before your travel. That being said, if your tour company put you at risk, and you do catch a holiday illness, you may have a valid basis to claim.

    What are the different diseases?

    Five of the most common different diseases you can catch abroad, include, but are not limited to:

    1. Dengue Fever: a virus spread by mosquitoes. Problem areas include the Caribbean, Central America, South America, West Africa, South Asia and North Australia.
    2. Lyme Disease: a bacterial infection spread by the black tick. North America, Europe and Asia are problem areas.
    3. Malariaa deadly disease spread by the female mosquito. Problem areas include Africa, Central and South America, some areas of the Caribbean and Asia.
    4. Typhoid Fevera bacterial disease spread by water and through contaminated foods. The main problem area is considered to be South Asia, while the disease is also problematic for travellers in Africa, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
    5. Yellow Feveranother mosquito virus, indicated by intense fever. Problem areas include Africa and South America.

    Claiming compensation for accidents abroad

    If you have been involved in an accident abroad through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation.

    Travel accident compensation claims can be complex, which is why at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of travel injury and illness.

    Open Claim Calculator

    During this initial consultation, we aim to uncover the basis of your claim. This will help us determine both where liability lies, and your eligibility to claim.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information on travel compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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