Bupa International has published two new health
guides for expatriates in Hong Kong and Singapore. The guides include
information on vaccinations, medical insurance and emergency healthcare.
Expatriates already living in Hong Kong or
Singapore and those who are planning to move to either country can access the
health guides via the Bupa International website.
The Hong Kong health guide discusses vaccinations
and the various infectious diseases that expatriates in Hong Kong may be
susceptible to. For those wondering whether to take anti-malarial medicines
prior to their move, the health guide explains that this is unnecessary, as the
mosquito-transmitted disease is not found in Hong Kong.
However, though malaria is not found in
Singapore, the Singapore health guide suggests that expatriates take measures
to prevent mosquito bites, as dengue fever and chikungunya have both been
reported on the island.
The two health guides also provide information on international health
insurance options that expatriates in Singapore and Hong Kong can benefit from
and give an overview of the healthcare systems in both city-states, such as the
availability of specialist care, the number of hospitals and the nature of
International health insurance news: 13 December 2011