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Robert L. Quigley, MD, D.Phil.
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Robert Quigley, MD, D.Phil., is the Regional Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Assistance, Americas Region, for International SOS, an international healthcare, medical assistance, and security services company.

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Heading to the Caribbean? Advice to Stay Safe

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 2:56 PM

Travelers heading to the Caribbean may face the "The Deadliest Animal in the World," a pesky and deadly little critter -- the mosquito that's infecting individuals with a less commonly known disease, chikungunya. In fact, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation list this little fly as way more...

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Ebola Outbreak Spreads Across Three Countries: What Do Travelers Need to Know?

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 1:31 PM

As the global workforce continues to expand with travelers, expatriates and businesses pushing further into remote regions, so too does the risk of exposure to previously unheard of infectious diseases. It's against that backdrop that it's all the more important for organizations to have plans in place to deal with...

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With Confederations Cup in the Rear-View, Brazil Looks to the World Cup

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 9:50 PM

After the 2013 Confederations Cup final, many fans hadn't even left Rio's Estádio do Maracanã before they began making plans for next year. Brazil had just put a 3-0 drubbing on rival powerhouse Spain, and many spectators were already looking ahead to the 2014 World Cup -- which takes place...

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As the Confederations Cup Kicks Off in Brazil, Safety is Worth Considering

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 1:01 PM

The World Cup was less than 48 hours away and vuvuzelas and jerseys were flying off the shelves. Fans and reporters were streaming into South Africa, a country that had never before hosted such a large sporting event.

One such person was Antonio Simoes. A photographer for the Portuguese...

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Because 200 Million Is Too Many: Recognizing World Malaria Day

(11) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 8:00 AM

The story is all too familiar to those of us who oversee employee health around the globe: A 43-year-old engineer from Indiana travels to Nigeria for meetings. Because he is only in Africa for a short time, he never considers contracting an exotic disease. His employer doesn't mention it, either.

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The Dark Side of Studying Abroad -- and How to Address It

(1) Comments | Posted March 11, 2013 | 10:33 AM

Several years ago, a short-term study abroad trip to Costa Rica ended in chaos and near-tragedy after poor planning and a series of missteps by officials at a small Wyoming college. A depressed student had not only been allowed to go along, but students and chaperones with no...

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