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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Globe and stethoscope
18 July 2019

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

Ebola virus positive blood
17 July 2019

The first patient to be infected with Ebola in Goma in the DRC has died.

A stressed and shocked man
16 July 2019

A hotel in downtown Atlanta in the US has closed after three cases of Legionnaires’ disease were confirmed there and rabies has hit Disney World’s Epcot park

Rwanda map and flag
15 July 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo has confirmed the first case of Ebola in Goma on the Rwanda border.

Ebola warning in African village
10 July 2019

The ongoing outbreak in the DRC should serve as a ‘global wake-up call’.

Measles concept
09 July 2019

A new case of measles has been reported in Brisbane in Queensland, Australia, bringing the total number of cases this year in the Metro North area to four.

Pregnant stomach with mosquito on it
08 July 2019

A new update from the World Health Organization (WHO) provides information on Zika virus for travellers visiting countries where transmission is present.

MMR vaccine
02 July 2019

Measles outbreaks are ongoing in popular travel destinations worldwide and travellers should ensure they are fully vaccinated at least two weeks before they set off.

Many mosquitoes flying over grass field
27 June 2019

In Dhaka cases of Dengue fever have doubled in the past month due to large infestations of the Aedes mosquito.

Working with viruses in the lab
26 June 2019

A new hypothesis published by researchers at Auburn University in the US could provide the foundation for new research exploring the association between habitat loss and the global emergence of infectious diseases.

A camel
20 June 2019

Ahead of the Hajj and the Umrah pilgrimages, the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has published its requirements and recommendations for pilgrims and seasonal workers to avoid the spread of disease.

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