Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Syringe on blue background
03 April 2019

In Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned that there are fake meningitis vaccines circulating.

India on a globe
02 April 2019

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has modified its advisory against travelling to India due to Zika from ‘ongoing outbreak’ to ‘current or past transmission but no current outbreak’.

Syringe on map of Africa
28 March 2019

The Ebola epidemic in the DRC persists, amid distrust of its existence. 

In case of emergency
27 March 2019

A county in New York, US, has declared a state of emergency following a severe measles outbreak, and barred unvaccinated children from public areas.

26 March 2019

New Zealand authorities have said that passengers on a flight from Melbourne, Australia, to Christchurch, New Zealand, on 19 March were exposed to measles.

Pregnant woman and dr
25 March 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently eased its travel advisory for pregnant women as the threat of Zika diminishes but confusion abounds. 

Spraying insect repellent
21 March 2019

In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro health officials are on alert, with dengue cases having risen by almost half this year compared with the same period in 2018.

Business traveller
20 March 2019

Measles cases are on the rise on a global scale and employers should conduct detailed risk assessments before sending employees overseas.

Woman using mosquito repellant
19 March 2019

Two cases of laboratory-confirmed Barmah Forest virus disease have been reported in Tasmania in 2019.

Restless night
18 March 2019

According to new research from IHG Hotels & Resorts, four in five people have had trouble sleeping when travelling away from home, which can place a strain on health.

Chagas disease test
15 March 2019

New research has found that a two-week treatment course for adult patients with Chagas disease is as effective and much safer than the standard eight-week course of treatment.