Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

07 March 2019

The Japanese Health Ministry has drafted guidelines for alerting the public about Ebola patients’ travel routes in case of an outbreak.

A mosquito biting
06 March 2019

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has advised that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean should prepare for possible dengue outbreaks.

Man on holiday clutching chest
05 March 2019

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has warned that travellers should not ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling and should keep emergency numbers to hand.

El Niño weather sign
01 March 2019

A new study by NASA has found that the 2015-19 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered regional disease outbreaks across the globe. 

Business woman in airport
28 February 2019

A new CDC Travelers’ Health Update provides tips for US residents travelling overseas for business, with advice on measures to take pre, during and after their trip.

Woman blowing her nose
27 February 2019

The Government of Canada has released a level 1 travel health notice regarding measles in the US, advising Canadian travellers to practise the usual health precautions.

Doctor holding up stop sign
25 February 2019

New research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases presents an update on the health crisis in Venezuela and has prompted researchers to urge regional health authorities to take action to address worsening epidemics.

Chart of infectious disease
21 February 2019

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency CSIRO have developed a new tool to understand how infectious diseases found overseas might spread in Australia.

Carnival season in Brazil
20 February 2019

Carnival season in Brazil runs from 1 to 9 March in 2019, and in the country’s capital of Rio de Janeiro, one million participants are expected, including many travellers from Europe

Sick woman sneezing at airport
15 February 2019

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest weekly US Influenza Surveillance Report, influenza activity is continuing to increase in the US.

Close up of dead mosquito
14 February 2019

Recent disease outbreak news from the World Health Organization highlights that in Brazil it is currently the seasonal period for yellow fever and that further transmission of the disease is expected in the coming months based on seasonal patterns.