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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Legionella test
14 June 2019

At a newly-opened hospital in Ohio in the US, at least 16 patients have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, one of whom has died.

Uganda map
12 June 2019

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread to Uganda, where a five-year-old child has tested positive for the disease.

Ebola warning sign
07 June 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) experts recently connected to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing an update on the current situation.

 
Rise in measles cases
07 June 2019

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently said that the number of measles cases in the US this year has surpassed 1,000.

looking through a microscope
31 May 2019

Reports of a breakthrough genetically manufactured (GM) fungus that kills 99 per cent of malaria mosquitoes are coming in thick and fast.

Nigeria on map
28 May 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 1 Travel Alert for Nigeria due to increased risk of exposure to the monkeypox virus.

Man applying insect repellent
24 May 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has highlighted the importance of avoiding bug bites for travellers.

Malaria-free zone
23 May 2019

Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognised by the World Health Organization as malaria-free.

Young girl being vaccinated
22 May 2019

New research conducted by the Bruno Kessler Foundation and Bocconi University in Italy and published in BMC Medicine has found that compulsory measles vaccines for all children starting primary school may be required to prevent a resurgence of the disease.

Measles warning
20 May 2019

Dr Ferdinand de Guzman, Head of Family Medicine at San Lazaro Hospital in Manila, and Professor Leonila Dans of the University of the Philippines, highlight the severity of the measles outbreak in the Phillippines.

Woman on phone
10 May 2019

Social networking service Instagram has said that it will block hashtags that spread misinformation about vaccination.

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