So, these deadlines: They’ve been intense. (I know, I said last week I thought I was done. I was wrong. But now I think I’m done — though chairing a conference for the rest of the week, so still busy.) While I’ve been underwater, there has been literal tons of news on this blog’s core topics, all of which I need to get back to. But while I’m getting re-oriented, here’s an intriguing piece of news that I stashed last month for consideration. It’s worth thinking about, if you’re planning exotic travel.
TL;DR: If you’re going somewhere where you run the risk of being exposed to a disease that your doctors back home might not recognize, and you can take simple steps to prevent it, you should. Really. Wear your bug repellent, stay out of the stagnant water, keep your skin covered, take your pills. [Read more…]