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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

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12 February 2019

A new study from the University of Warwick in the UK has found that efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in low-to-middle-income countries could be impeded by fears around leaving infectious diseases untreated.

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08 February 2019

According to researchers at Rockefeller University in New York City, US, feeding mosquitoes human diet drugs can put them off biting and could be used to prevent diseases such as Zika and malaria.

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07 February 2019

 Two falsified rabies vaccines have been discovered in circulation in the Philippines and increased vigilance should be taken by hospitals, clinics, health centres, wholesalers, distributors and pharmacies.

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06 February 2019

The latest WHO External Situation Report provides up-to-date details on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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05 February 2019

A project sponsored by the EU entitled ‘Vaccines and InfecTious diseases in the Ageing popuLation’ (VITAL) has been launched to address the challenges posed by infections.

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04 February 2019

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have developed a new online training programme to keep healthcare workers safe when treating patients with Ebola. 

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01 February 2019

A new report from the World Health Organization states that the Ministry of Health, WHO and partners continue to respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Doctor disinfects skin of patient before vaccination
31 January 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Kazakhstan, where health officials have reported a measles outbreak.

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30 January 2019

It is peak transmission time for yellow fever in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued a disease fever update.

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29 January 2019

The US Department of State has issued an urgent travel advisory to all Americans who are in Venezuela or plan to travel to Venezuela, due to the US Government having limited ability to provide emergency services.

Medical syringe for measles vaccine
28 January 2019

In the state of Washington in the US, a state of emergency has been declared due to an outbreak of measles.

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