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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

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.

22 July 2014

A case of Crimean Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was confirmed in July in a person from the UK who had travelled to Bulgaria.

15 July 2014

Scientists from Imperial College London in the UK have recently been testing a new genetic method that ‘distorts the sex ratio of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes in order to stop female mosquitoes from being produced.

08 July 2014

A recent study from Auburn University in Alabama, US has suggested that the potential health risks posed by air travel could be more serious than previously thought

24 June 2014

Six cases of Sarcocystis-associated febrile myositis syndrome (Sarcocystosis) were reported in German travellers in May; all had stayed in the north west of Tioman Island, Malaysia.

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