Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Woman sunbathing on a beach
07 May 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued health tips to help keep travellers safe and well during their time away.

Woman blowing nose
03 May 2019

There have already been 33,000 confirmed flu cases since the beginning of the year, which suggests that this year’s season will be worse than that of 2018.

29 April 2019

A landmark pilot vaccination programme has been launched in Malawi, Africa.

Washing hands
26 April 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) is set to launch its annual hand hygiene campaign to increase global importance of hand washing for healthcare workers.

World Malaria Day
25 April 2019

On World Malaria Day Healix International has highlighted the importance of employers taking preventative measures for employees travelling to high-risk zones.

Graph showing increase
17 April 2019

New research has found that there has been an uptick in vaccine preventable diseases in Venezuela.

Forbidden sign with virus particle
16 April 2019

Metabiota has launched a new tracker that can monitor infectious disease threats on a global scale.

Measles vaccination
11 April 2019

A public health emergency has been declared in New York in the US due to a growing outbreak of measles.

Scientist in protective suit
10 April 2019

The latest External Situation Report from the World Health Organization states that the continuing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ‘of particular concern’.

No entry sign on mosquito
09 April 2019

In its latest travellers’ health update, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that travellers to parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America Western Pacific Islands, Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa are at risk of contracting dengue.

Measles warning sign
08 April 2019

A US-based hospital has warned that 200 people may have been exposed to the measles virus after a seven-year-old girl with the illness visited its emergency department.