Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

29 April 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently reported that counterfeit antimalarial medicines had been found in west and central Africa.

22 April 2014

Health and vaccination advisory body Travelvax Australia recently released an article on its website offering advice to older travellers.

17 April 2014

Chinese scientists have offered a stark warning that toxic air pollution in the country, which is starting to take the form of a dense smog, is so extreme that it resembles a nuclear winter, and that it will slow down photosynthesis in plants, potentially devastating China’s food supplies.

10 April 2014

The National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) has passed on confirmation from Chile’s Ministry of Health of the first case of autochtonous (locally acquired) Zika virus (ZIKV) in a resident of Easter Island.

08 April 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that three further cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection have been confirmed.

03 April 2014

Research carried out by personnel from the University of Michigan in the US has found that warmer temperatures are encouraging malaria to spread to higher altitudes; people living in the African and South American highlands, for example, are at a much higher risk of contracting the disease during hotter years.

25 March 2014

Australian health advice service Travelvax has used its website to offer three reasons ‘why every Australian aged six months or over – especially those travelling abroad – should be vaccinated against flu’.

21 March 2014

Haiti has been suffering an ongoing outbreak of cholera since October 2010, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that cases have now been reported in all 10 departments of the troubled Caribbean country, and that the situation is likely to continue.

18 March 2014

A study from Columbia University in the US has found that those who travel frequently for business are often less healthy than those who do not.

13 March 2014

The World Health Organization (WHO) recently announced that India has been polio free for three years.

25 February 2014

At the end of 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on 44 suspected cases of yellow fever – including 14 deaths – in the North African country of Sudan.