Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

New malaria drug approved
23 July 2018

The BBC has reported that a new drug to treat malaria has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US.

Polio in Papua New Guinea
20 July 2018

There is an outbreak of polio in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, and all travellers to the country should be vaccinated against the disease. 

Hepatitis B vaccine reintroduced
19 July 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has agreed to accelerate the reintroduction of hepatitis B vaccine for travellers.

Hand, foot and mouth in Malaysia
17 July 2018

In Penang, Malaysia, cases of hand, foot and mouth disease are on the rise, with 1,675 cases recorded this year.

Japan has seen a more than three-fold increase in cases of syphilis between 2014 and 2017.
16 July 2018

Japan has seen a more than three-fold increase in cases of syphilis between 2014 and 2017.

Rubella rising in China
13 July 2018

In the city of Wuzhou in China, cases of rubella (German measles) are on the rise among unvaccinated teenagers and adults.

New approach to treating infectious diseases
12 July 2018

Researcher by Osaka University in Japan may lead to a new approach to treating infectious diseases as an alternative to antibiotics.

Tick-borne diseases on the rise
11 July 2018

The number of tick-borne disease cases in the US has more than doubled in the last 13 years.

WHO continues to monitor Ebola in DRC
09 July 2018

According to a new report from the World Health Organization, the Ministry of Health and WHO are continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Citizen science for disease predictions
05 July 2018

Researchers are using citizen science data combined with NASA Earth satellite observations to create new forecast models that can predict the spread of mosquito-carrying diseases.

Travel warning: typhoid in Pakistan
04 July 2018

Health officials in the US have issued a travel alert for Pakistan following an outbreak of typhoid.