Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

26 March 2019

New Zealand authorities have said that passengers on a flight from Melbourne, Australia, to Christchurch, New Zealand, on 19 March were exposed to measles.

Pregnant woman and dr
25 March 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently eased its travel advisory for pregnant women as the threat of Zika diminishes but confusion abounds. 

Spraying insect repellent
21 March 2019

In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro health officials are on alert, with dengue cases having risen by almost half this year compared with the same period in 2018.

Business traveller
20 March 2019

Measles cases are on the rise on a global scale and employers should conduct detailed risk assessments before sending employees overseas.

Woman using mosquito repellant
19 March 2019

Two cases of laboratory-confirmed Barmah Forest virus disease have been reported in Tasmania in 2019.

Restless night
18 March 2019

According to new research from IHG Hotels & Resorts, four in five people have had trouble sleeping when travelling away from home, which can place a strain on health.

Chagas disease test
15 March 2019

New research has found that a two-week treatment course for adult patients with Chagas disease is as effective and much safer than the standard eight-week course of treatment.

14 March 2019

In its new monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, which covers 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reports that case numbers of the diseases are on the increase.

13 March 2019

Costa Rica’s health ministry has identified a family of European tourists as reintroducing measles to the country after a gap of more than 12 years with no recorded cases among the local population.

Measles vaccine
12 March 2019

Niagara Region Public Health in Canada is investigating a confirmed case of an adult with measles who acquired the infection while travelling outside of the country. 

Woman wearing protective mask
08 March 2019

The World Health Organization recently published a list of 10 threats facing global health in 2019, many of which could impact travellers.