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New: Public Health Matters Blog - Goooal! How to Stay Safe When Traveling to the World Cup


June 10, 2014
Meta! That's Portuguese for goal, and it's a word you'll be hearing more often starting Thursday, June 12th, when the FIFA World Cup begins in Brazil. The World Cup is similar to the Olympics in regard to travel unknowns. If you make the trip, you'll be traveling to a foreign country where you might not be familiar with the language and have to deal with spread-out venues and large crowds. Although the spread of communicable diseases like flu are higher during events like this, the truth is that motor vehicle crashes are the number 1 killer of healthy U.S. citizens in foreign countries. Click for some last-minute tips and suggestions for having a safe World Cup.
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