Flu Prevention For Travelers Remains Important

Now What to Buy

By The Ascel Bio Editorial Staff

Does your carry on have what you need to keep yourself healthy?

Getting the flu virus while flying on an airplane is a real bummer.  Even in the summer, when flu risk in America is low, our bioforecasting team at Ascel Bio is following a number of more moderate flu outbreaks in the southern hemisphere that are likely to be translocated to America by air travelers.   If you are one of the more than 237 million passengers are expected to travel by air in America through Labor Day, you may want to find some space in your carry on for these items.

Nothing worse than being trapped on an airplane with someone with flu symptoms.  Last year’s flu epidemic was extremely bad.

SONO Disinfecting Wipes

Just stick these in everyone’s gym bags, book bags, and carry-on luggage.  Pack a few for the office.  These wipes kill a wide range of bacteria and help prevent flu outbreaks.

$12.99 on Amazon


Purell Naturals Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils

Purell is well known to kill germs, especially those that spread the flu virus.  If you are in the pro-Purell camp, this pack includes two 12 oz bottles and nice oils for skin conditioning. 

$9.07 on Amazon


3M N95 Health Care Surgical Masks

These are the ones we love.  Individually packed, top of the line, not crazy expensive.  Get on the airplane, sit on the train, ride the bus and let everyone cough and sneeze like they will.  It’s all funny until the person behind you is sneezing on your neck, and there’s a chorus of coughers on the same flight. 

$17.98 on Amazon


Zarbees Natural Soothers with Zinc & Echinacea

These are natural cough drops, with citrus and zinc.

$5.98 on Amazon


Advil Ibuprofen Home & Away Bundle

This is a nice bundle of bottles of Advil brand ibuprofen for pain relief and fever reduction.

$25.99 on Amazon



Theraflu Multi-Symptom Severe Cold Green Tea & Honey Lemon

Go-to day and nighttime multi-symptom cold relief and flu symptom relief drink packets.

$10.79 on Amazon


RecoverORS Adult Clinical Electrolytes

After vomiting or diarrhea, when you need serious hydration, your body needs electrolytes.  Sports drinks are not always the best way to go.  What is nice about these little packs is that they take up very little space in the cabinet, and you can easily tuck a few in the drawer at work.

$29.96 on Amazon


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The Magazine features editorial picks of things you could purchase that may make your life healthier.  Our team uses forecasts to inform our searches for what you might need, then we write these articles when we find products that address the risks.  Our team may earn money in the form of sales commission if you buy something by clicking on these links.   

Posted on: Jun 27, 2018 | Share:
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