Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

18 December 2013

British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is seeking approval of the world’s first anti-malaria vaccination

18 December 2013

In recent weeks, the New South Wales (NSW) Health Authority in Australia has warned citizens travelling to Indonesia, and more specifically Bali, to ensure they are up to date with all their vaccinations after 27 Aussies returned from holiday in the region with measles

07 November 2013

examiningThe global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a multinational study published online in the journal Nature.

06 November 2013

RABIESTravelvax Australia, a travel health advice service, has warned travellers heading to Asia, particularly India, Pakistan and Nepal, that rabies is more common than most tourists might believe.

04 November 2013

europeThe latest bulletin from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows the most common communicable diseases in and around the region, with West Nile Fever, Polio virus, measles and MERS-CoV all making an appearance.

17 October 2013

Adventure travellers going off the beaten track have been warned to check their vaccinations are up to date after a rise in reported incidents of infectious diseases, such as polio and tuberculosis, in some of the more popular holiday destinations, according to backpacker insurance provider Alpha Travel Insurance

20 September 2013

A new study, Travel-associated Illness Trends and Clusters, 2000-2010, has found that gastric illnesses, skin conditions and fever-causing diseases such as malaria and dengue fever are the most common types of international travel-related illnesses.

02 September 2013

As of 30 August 2013, the total number of cases of MERS-CoV reported globally by the World Health Organization (WHO) is 108, including 50 deaths

08 July 2013

For many years, it has been thought that travellers and expatriates needed to obtain booster jabs in order to ensure their immunity against yellow fever, but new advice from the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunisation (SAGE) claims that one single dose of the vaccine will be enough for lifetime protection.

08 July 2013

A surge in the number of Pelagia noctiluca – or mauve stinger – jellyfish along the Mediterranean coastline has prompted scientists to warn that the health of tens of thousands of tourists is at risk.

09 May 2013

China bird fluThe China Health and Family Planning Commission has notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of an additional four cases of human infection with influenza A(H7N9) in four patients who are from Jiangsu province in eastern China, meaning that the number of infections has passed 80.