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Additional protests over disappearance of 43 university students likely in Mexico
Expect transport disruptions. Violence possible, most likely in Guerrero.


What is my real risk of contracting Ebola?
by Joseph E. DiCorpo, BSc, MMSc, PA, Chief Medical Consultant, Assist America Inc.


Ebola Case Study
Emily*, the Director of Study Abroad Programs for a large university, felt personally responsible for the safety and well-being of the students from her school that traveled to attend international programs.  Over the years, she had found this responsibility to have certain challenges, given the adventurous nature of students. In the fall semester of 2014, however, these challenges were taking on a new, scarier dimension.


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Download our Assist America Mobile Apps for iPhone and Android for travel updates in our News Spotlight, Pre-Trip Information, an Embassy/Consulate Locator, a US Pharmacy Locator, to download your membership ID card and more!


Assist America to sponsor the American Middle East Institute Conference
Princeton, NJ—Assist America, Inc. is pleased to announce our sponsorship at the American Middle East Institute Conference this year.


Ebola: Separating Fact from Fiction
According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola virus has infected more than 8,900 people in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone since March 2014. It has killed about 4,877 people. The more Ebola is talked about in the media, the more confusion it creates.


Assist America Case File
While traveling in Germany, member fell and was taken to hospital for severe pain in her foot.


The Traveler September 2014
An informational bulletin on security, medical and travel-related issues.


Hurricane Odile makes Landfall in Mexico
Hurricane Odile made landfall at the southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California peninsula late Sunday night as a strong Category 3 hurricane.


At Least 50 Percent of Air France Flights Canceled
Sept. 15-22 pilot strike in France goes ahead. At least 50 percent of Air France (AF) flights canceled. Short- and medium-haul flights most affected


ASSISTANCE CASE FILE: Infection in Dallas
Gary* and his son were big fans of the Dallas Cowboys, so as a special treat, they booked a trip to Texas to watch them play at their home stadium. While they were there, however, Gary began experiencing severe abdominal pain.


Entry to South Africa barred to all foreign nationals
Entry to South Africa barred to all foreign nationals traveling via Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone starting Aug. 21. Confirm travel arrangements.


These Subtle Airport Design Cues Keep You From Getting Lost
As humans have developed cities and built environments, we have also needed to create ways to navigate them. Signage goes back at least as far as the Roman Empire, where they constructed “milestones” along their roadways.


ASSIST AMERICA CASE FILE: Pneumonia and Sepsis in Georgia
Roy* was visiting his son in Decatur, GA. While getting ready to explore the town, however, he began to vomit blood. His son took Roy to a local hospital, and then called Assist America on his behalf.


Earthquake in Southwest China
Magnitude-6.1 earthquake in southwest China kills at least 367 people afternoon Aug. 3. Expect major transport, communication, and utility disruptions.


Ebola Outbreak - Impact on Travel
The outbreak - the largest in history - has spread across Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone and killed at least 672 people, according to the World Health Organization. The disease has no vaccine and no specific treatment.


Many Flights to Israel Canceled
Many air carriers have been instructed not to fly to Israel for 24 hours and many major airlines have canceled their flights after a rocket fell about a mile from Ben-Gurion International Airport outside of Tel Aviv. 


Flying soon? TSA fee hike means you'll pay more
Traveling this summer? Get ready to shell out some more cash at the airport.


Farah* traveled from Dubai to Yucatan, Mexico to visit clients. While she was driving to one of her appointments, she was in a motor vehicle accident. Her arm was in a great deal of pain, so she was taken to the emergency room and then called Assist America for help...