Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Travellers warned of Chagas in Brazil
23 August 2018

In Pará, Brazil, there has been a cluster of Chagas disease cases believed to be related to the consumption of tainted acai berries.

Measles at a record high in Europe
21 August 2018

According to the World Health Organization, measles cases across Europe have reached a record high.

Measles on cruise ship
16 August 2018

Passengers onboard a ship that cruised from Vancouver to Seward have been advised to be alert for measles symptoms.

Travellers lack awareness of diseases
13 August 2018

A recent survey has found that there is low awareness of endemic diseases among people travelling to international destinations.

First antimalarial drug in 18 years
10 August 2018

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first antimalarial drug in nearly 20 years.

WHO update on poliovirus in Nigeria
09 August 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported on an outbreak of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) in Nigeria

New outbreak of Ebola in the DRC
07 August 2018

The BMJ has reported that Ebola has reappeared in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) just a week after an outbreak in the western part of the country was declared over.

The adverse impact of disease epidemics
06 August 2018

Researchers have ascertained the extent to which disease epidemics adversely impact on the livelihoods of individuals, households and communities in affected areas.

Travel advisory for pilgrimage to Mecca
03 August 2018

The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory for pilgrims going to Hajj (the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca)

Mystery disease wreaks havoc
02 August 2018

An unknown disease is on the increase in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

New strategy to control FMD outbreaks
01 August 2018

Researchers at the University of Warwick in the UK have developed a new real-time strategy that could help future foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease outbreaks be combatted quickly and efficiently.