Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

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.

28 January 2014

CHIKVIn December 2013, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) were notified of two confirmed cases of locally acquired (autochthonous) chikungunya virus (CHIKV) in the French part of the Caribbean island of St Martin.

18 December 2013

British pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline is seeking approval of the world’s first anti-malaria vaccination

18 December 2013

In recent weeks, the New South Wales (NSW) Health Authority in Australia has warned citizens travelling to Indonesia, and more specifically Bali, to ensure they are up to date with all their vaccinations after 27 Aussies returned from holiday in the region with measles

07 November 2013

examiningThe global burden of dengue infection is more than triple current estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), according to a multinational study published online in the journal Nature.

06 November 2013

RABIESTravelvax Australia, a travel health advice service, has warned travellers heading to Asia, particularly India, Pakistan and Nepal, that rabies is more common than most tourists might believe.

04 November 2013

europeThe latest bulletin from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows the most common communicable diseases in and around the region, with West Nile Fever, Polio virus, measles and MERS-CoV all making an appearance.