Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

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.

20 February 2014

A new case of bubonic plague has been reported in Peru by the regional health manager in La Libertad, José Evangelista, bringing the total number of confirmed plague cases in La Libertad to six.

18 February 2014

As of the beginning of this year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), five cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) have been observed in Saudi Arabia, and one in the United Arab Emirates.

13 February 2014

Outbreaks of dengue fever have been reported in various locations around the world, showing that the disease is still a major problem to be tackled

30 January 2014

chickenNew cases of H7N9 avian influenza (or ‘bird flu’) have been observed in China, with a Hong Kong woman and her four-year-old daughter being placed in isolation at Princess Margaret Hospital.