Monkeypox-Ready? Global Rescue Travel Risk Protection Services Prepared for New Viral Outbreak

August 3, 2022

Categories: Press Release,

Lebanon, N.H. – August 3, 2022 – Whether it’s monkeypox or any other infectious disease, Global Rescue will provide rescue and emergency transport services for travelers to their home hospital of choice in the event they are hospitalized or in need of hospitalization. 

“When it comes to managing patients infected with monkeypox, Global Rescue does not make any distinctions between monkeypox and other infectious diseases regarding our services. If members have questions related to monkeypox or become ill from the virus while traveling, our services still apply. This always has been the case, including for COVID-19,” said Dan Richards, CEO of Global Rescue, the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services and a member of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board at the U.S. Department of Commerce.    

“Whether a traveler needs a monkeypox screening and testing regimen for a trip or needs help finding a monkeypox-prepared health care facility, Global Rescue can assist before, during and after travel,” Richards said.  

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms, but milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal. It is not related to chickenpox. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is tracking the outbreak across several countries that don’t normally report monkeypox, including the United States. The World Health Organization declared the monkeypox viral outbreak a public health emergency of international concern.  

The monkeypox virus spreads mostly through close, intimate contact with someone who has the virus. The CDC recommends vaccination for people who have been exposed to monkeypox or who are at higher risk of being exposed to the disease.  According to the CDC, many people affected in the current global outbreaks identify as gay or bisexual and these populations represent the majority of global cases. Monkeypox can spread to anyone through close, personal, often skin-to-skin contact.  

“Should an emergency occur, our medical and security experts can fully coordinate all aspects from advisory to evacuation, allowing travel companies to focus on delivering the best possible experience for their guests,” Richards said.  

“Seven-out-of-10 travelers are much less concerned about travel compared to the beginning of the pandemic. They feel safe enough to plan trips and vacations because they’re vaccinated, borders are open and they have confidence they’ll be able to get home if the worst happens,” Richards said. 

 

Contact Bill McIntyre at bmcintyre@globalrescue.com or 202.560.1195 (phone/text) for more information.    

About Global Rescue     

Global Rescue is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. Global Rescue provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last two decades. For more information, visit www.globalrescue.com.    


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