Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Medical prescription
19 June 2019

The World Health Organization has launched a global campaign to urge governments to adopt a tool to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance.

Hygienic shield protecting from disease
19 June 2019

London-based biomedical research charity Wellcome has found that there is low trust in vaccination.

Spraying insect repellent
18 June 2019

Tourists to Greece have been advised to consider preventative measures to minimise exposure to mosquitos due to an outbreak of West Nile virus.

Legionella test
14 June 2019

At a newly-opened hospital in Ohio in the US, at least 16 patients have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, one of whom has died.

Uganda map
12 June 2019

The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has spread to Uganda, where a five-year-old child has tested positive for the disease.

Ebola warning sign
07 June 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) experts recently connected to discuss the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, providing an update on the current situation.

Rise in measles cases
07 June 2019

The US Department of Health and Human Services recently said that the number of measles cases in the US this year has surpassed 1,000.

looking through a microscope
31 May 2019

Reports of a breakthrough genetically manufactured (GM) fungus that kills 99 per cent of malaria mosquitoes are coming in thick and fast.

Nigeria on map
28 May 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Level 1 Travel Alert for Nigeria due to increased risk of exposure to the monkeypox virus.

Man applying insect repellent
24 May 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has highlighted the importance of avoiding bug bites for travellers.

Malaria-free zone
23 May 2019

Algeria and Argentina have been officially recognised by the World Health Organization as malaria-free.