Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

05 November 2014

A study into the long-term effects of giardiasis, a parasitic disease, and one of the most common causes of gastrointestinal infections in travellers, found that many travellers were still suffering years later

29 October 2014

Japan has suffered its first outbreak of dengue fever since 1945, the source of which has been traced to the popular Yoyogi Park, one of Tokyo’s largest open spaces

21 October 2014

Medical experts in Australia are warning travellers to be aware of the risk of contracting hepatitis B and C when travelling in the Asia-Pacific region

23 September 2014

While much of the world’s focus has been on the recent outbreak of ebola haemorrhagic fever in Africa, commentators and health authorities are keen that other diseases do not fall by the wayside, and the spotlight has been shone on the ongoing threat posed by malaria

11 September 2014

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has offered some tips to business travellers who may neglect their own personal health while on work trips.

04 September 2014

On 18 June 2014, the Brazil International Health Regulations National Focal Point reported the detection of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1).

21 August 2014

Australian authorities have recently joined together to form ARM – the Australian Response Masters of Epidemiology.

12 August 2014

Increases in the number of people returning from holidays in the Caribbean suffering from the mosquito-transmitted virus chikungunya (Chik-V) has prompted a travel alert from the Catalonia regional government in Spain. David Ing reports

01 August 2014

On 31 July, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning to avoid nonessential travel to the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone

31 July 2014

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has issued an update regarding the ongoing outbreaks of chikungunya virus.

28 July 2014

A recent release from Travelvax has shown that the number one health risk for Australian travellers heading to tropical destinations is ‘almost certainly’ dengue fever.