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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

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.

Veterinary flea drugs to stop malaria
03 July 2018

A new study led by scientists at non-profit drug discovery institute Calibr has found that medicines given to household pets to kill fleas and ticks could be effective for preventing outbreaks of malaria.

New website for epidemic preparedness
27 June 2018

A new website, PreventEpidemics.org, spotlights gaps in preparedness for dealing with unpredictable epidemics and highlights actions that countries, donors, activists and organisations can take to fill them.

Global Travel Plus’ tips for health travellers
25 June 2018

Medical travel assistance company Global Travel Plus has shared three tips to keep travellers safe and healthy during the summer months.

Disease outbreak preparedness
22 June 2018

Vital Strategies has highlighted which countries are falling short when it comes to readiness to respond to the next major outbreak.

Holidaymakers to Europe need MMR vaccine
21 June 2018

Public Health England (PHE) is urging young adults to check that they’ve had both doses of the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine before going on holiday to Europe.

Breakthrough technique in fight against malaria
19 June 2018

Researchers at the University of South Florida (USF), US have developed a new laboratory technique that they believe will dramatically improve the way scientists can study liver-stage malaria in vitro.

First cases of plague in 26 years
18 June 2018

A boy has contracted bubonic plague in what is believed to be the first human case of the disease in Idaho, US in 26 years.

According to a new study, a number of states and metropolitan ‘hot spots’ in the US are at risk from vaccine-preventable diseases.
15 June 2018

According to a new study, a number of states and metropolitan ‘hot spots’ in the US are at risk from vaccine-preventable diseases.

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