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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

New research on Nipah virus
07 June 2018

Several of the Global Virus Network’s (GVN) centres of excellence are researching Nipah virus (NiV) and contributing expertise to the outbreak in the Indian state of Kerala.

Update on Zika risk
06 June 2018

As of 5 June 2018, a number of changes have been made to the country risk category for Zika virus transmission.

More E.coli cases in the US
04 June 2018

According to the CDC, 25 more people have become ill from E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce since the previous update on 16 May.

 
Thirty people in Almaty, Kazakhstan have been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis infections.
01 June 2018

Thirty people in Almaty, Kazakhstan have been diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis infections.

Winter to abate YF in Brazil
31 May 2018

 It is hoped that cooler weather from the southern winter will bring respite from yellow fever in Brazil as mosquito activity is expected to drop.

CDC on swimming pool outbreaks
30 May 2018

A new report from the CDC advises on how travellers can avoid disease contamination from holiday pools and hot tubs.

29 May 2018

Officials have confirmed that there is a hepatitis A outbreak in Nashville in the US.

 
WHO has issued an update on the Ebola virus outbreak in the DRC.
25 May 2018

WHO has issued an update on the current status of the Ebola virus outbreak in the DRC.

Tool to stop disease outbreaks
24 May 2018

Researchers from the University of Queensland have worked with colleagues in Brazil to develop a cheap and effective tool that could save lives.

US fears threat of emerging diseases
23 May 2018

Research has found that 95 per cent of Americans think infectious and emerging diseases facing other countries will pose a 'major' or 'minor' threat to the US.

Newly emerged Nipah in India
22 May 2018

Three people have tested positive for, and 25 have been hospitalised with, symptoms of Nipah infection in Kerala, India.

 

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