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Health

Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

07 July 2015

The Government of Goiás state, Brazil, has issued a health alert following confirmation of a case of yellow fever (YF) in a previously unvaccinated woman living in Alexânia.

30 June 2015

Top United Nations (UN) officials have said that while ‘significant inroads’ have been made in the global battle against malaria, helped by stronger coordination and increased investment, this investment needs to continue to ensure a better future beyond 2015.

25 June 2015

A new website, isthewatersafetodrink.com, was recently launched, and basically does what it says on the tin (or in the URL).

23 June 2015

“Traveller’s diarrhoea (TD),” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “is the most predictable travel-related illness, occurring in up to 70 per cent of travellers to developing countries."

18 June 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that Niger’s Ministry of Public Health had reported over 6,000 suspected cases of meningococcal meningitis between January and May this year.

16 June 2015

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has given a clinical update on cases of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the Western Pacific Region.

02 June 2015

Australia-based travel health service Travelvax has offered some helpful advice for regular corporate travellers.

28 May 2015

Travellers worried about a recent case of rabies observed in a domestic dog in France have been reassured by the UK National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC).

20 May 2015

The UK’s National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has given an update on outbreaks of the Chikungunya virus in the Pacific Islands and Oceania.

21 April 2015

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 200 passengers have recently fallen ill on two separate cruise ships.

26 March 2015

MedAire, an International SOS company, recently released its Health Risk Map 2015, a tool designed to help organisations around the world understand the health risks in the various markets in which they operate.

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