What if you test positive for coagulant-induced vasoconstriction (CVD) or pneumococcal meningitis?

The European Travel Agents’ Association is calling for travellers to be alerted to the possibility of developing the disease, which can lead to everything from flu-like symptoms to pneumonia. We all have a vital responsibility to make the choice about where we travel safely

What if you test positive for CVD?

International travel should be seen as an opportunity to explore and discover more of the world, and we all have a vital responsibility to make the choice about where we travel safely. It is vital that people are informed about the risk of contracting blood-borne viruses and other illnesses. This morning I received notification from the UK Ambulance Service saying they had treated two people for “flu-like symptoms” in France. Each time we travel, we take the chance that someone around us may pass on a virus or even infection. We can choose to travel knowing that we may be in danger of catching a virus, so the choice to travel should be an informed one.

• This article was amended on 2 July 2018. The original referred to “patients with serious symptoms”. This has been corrected.

The European Travel Agents’ Association is calling for travellers to be alerted to the possibility of developing the disease, which can lead to everything from flu-like symptoms to pneumonia. We all have a vital responsibility to make the choice about where we travel safely.

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