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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Holidaymakers to Europe need MMR vaccine
21 June 2018

Public Health England (PHE) is urging young adults to check that they’ve had both doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine before going on holiday to Europe.

Breakthrough technique in fight against malaria
19 June 2018

Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF), US have developed a new laboratory technique that they believe will dramatically improve the way scientists can study liver-stage malaria in vitro.

First cases of plague in 26 years
18 June 2018

A boy has contracted bubonic plague in what is believed to be the first human case of the disease in Idaho, US in 26 years.

According to a new study, a number of states and metropolitan ‘hot spots’ in the US are at risk from vaccine-preventable diseases.
15 June 2018

According to a new study, a number of states and metropolitan ‘hot spots’ in the US are at risk from vaccine-preventable diseases.

Salmonella outbreak traced to melon
14 June 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked a multi-state outbreak of salmonella to pre-cut melon.

The US State Department has posted a health warning for US citizens travelling to China.
13 June 2018

The US State Department has posted a health warning for US citizens travelling to China, following a medical incident involving a US government employee in the country.

Researchers map Ebola’s spread
12 June 2018

Researchers at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven in Belgium have used genetic data to map the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The dangers of travelling with medicines
08 June 2018

Holidaymakers are being warned to check travel advice on medicines to avoid being penalised.

New research on Nipah virus
07 June 2018

Several of the Global Virus Network’s (GVN) centres of excellence are researching Nipah virus (NiV) and contributing expertise to the outbreak in the Indian state of Kerala.

Update on Zika risk
06 June 2018

As of 5 June 2018, a number of changes have been made to the country risk category for Zika virus transmission.

More E.coli cases in the US
04 June 2018

According to the CDC, 25 more people have become ill from E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce since the previous update on 16 May.

 

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