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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

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.

Salmonella outbreak traced to melon
14 June 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has linked a multi-state outbreak of salmonella to pre-cut melon.

The US State Department has posted a health warning for US citizens travelling to China.
13 June 2018

The US State Department has posted a health warning for US citizens travelling to China, following a medical incident involving a US government employee in the country.

Researchers map Ebola’s spread
12 June 2018

Researchers at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven in Belgium have used genetic data to map the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa.

The dangers of travelling with medicines
08 June 2018

Holidaymakers are being warned to check travel advice on medicines to avoid being penalised.

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