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