Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Digitised map of Europe with tracking dots.
09 October 2018

As of 20 September 2018, 1,505 confirmed and probable locally acquired human West Nile Virus (WNV) infections had been reported by European countries.

Rat on plate
08 October 2018

A man in Hong Kong has been diagnosed with a form of hepatitis E that was previously found only in rats.

man surfing
05 October 2018

A surf resort in Texas was closed after a man who visited died from brain-eating amoeba. 

Seafood crabs on display
04 October 2018

There has been a surge in cases of hepatitis A in the regions of Bio Bio and Nuble in Chile.

Vietnam on world map
03 October 2018

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a travel alert for Vietnam after it confirmed a new case of Zika virus infection that was imported from the Southeast Asian country.

Luggage at airport security check
02 October 2018

A recent study called has found that plastic trays at airport security have more respiratory viruses than public toilets. 

Applying insect repellent
01 October 2018

Researchers at the University of Maine in the US have received US$1.5 million to examine the relationships among the spread of mosquito-transmitted disease, perceptions of mosquito-borne disease risk and human travel.

3D medical background with DNA strand
28 September 2018

New findings on tuberculosis (TB) were recently announced at the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on tuberculosis.

Doctor disinfects skin of patient before vaccination
25 September 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has released new data that show that the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in England is at its lowest level since the 1990s, raising hope that the disease may soon be wiped out.

Ebola virus positive blood
24 September 2018

According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains active.

Blood sample
19 September 2018

Officials in northern Italy have confirmed that commercial water-cooling towers were the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.