Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

14 March 2019

In its new monthly measles and rubella monitoring report, which covers 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reports that case numbers of the diseases are on the increase.

13 March 2019

Costa Rica’s health ministry has identified a family of European tourists as reintroducing measles to the country after a gap of more than 12 years with no recorded cases among the local population.

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12 March 2019

Niagara Region Public Health in Canada is investigating a confirmed case of an adult with measles who acquired the infection while travelling outside of the country. 

Woman wearing protective mask
08 March 2019

The World Health Organization recently published a list of 10 threats facing global health in 2019, many of which could impact travellers.

07 March 2019

The Japanese Health Ministry has drafted guidelines for alerting the public about Ebola patients’ travel routes in case of an outbreak.

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06 March 2019

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has advised that countries in Latin America and the Caribbean should prepare for possible dengue outbreaks.

Man on holiday clutching chest
05 March 2019

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has warned that travellers should not ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling and should keep emergency numbers to hand.

El Niño weather sign
01 March 2019

A new study by NASA has found that the 2015-19 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered regional disease outbreaks across the globe. 

Business woman in airport
28 February 2019

A new CDC Travelers’ Health Update provides tips for US residents travelling overseas for business, with advice on measures to take pre, during and after their trip.

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27 February 2019

The Government of Canada has released a level 1 travel health notice regarding measles in the US, advising Canadian travellers to practise the usual health precautions.

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25 February 2019

New research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases presents an update on the health crisis in Venezuela and has prompted researchers to urge regional health authorities to take action to address worsening epidemics.