The Ball State Health Center highly recommends that students come in for a consultation before they travel abroad.  The purpose is to identify any medical needs a student might have during  travel and to make sure the student is educated about precautions they can take for their health before leaving, such as recommended or required immunizations and also precautions to take while abroad such as prevention of mosquito-borne diseases.  At this time, each student needs to complete the pre-travel assessment form and submit this to the Health Center prior to being seen.  Once this is received by the Health Center, the student will be given an appointment.  Please call 765-285-8431 to discuss this process and obtain an appointment.

 **Students may get sick once returning from traveling outside of the country.**

If you develop a fever of 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit or greater, then you should first call the Health Center at 765-285-8431. 

Please let us know the following information:

Country/Countries where you traveled

How long you were gone

What you did on your trip

Where you stayed (hotel, native dwelling, tent)

What you ate and drank while you were there

Whether you were bitten by bugs

Whether you swam in freshwater

Any other possible exposures (sex, tattoos, piercings)

Once we have the above information, we will help arrange the appropriate care and any possible testing. Students should also be evaluated for diarrhea or any skin problems that persist for 2 weeks after returning from travel. Please review the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/travel  for disease risk information, vaccine recommendations and travel health education.