Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

13 February 2017

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has provided ‘compelling’ evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) was spread from person-to-person in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province between 2011 and 2014.

09 February 2017

Unhealthy employees are costing British firms more than one month a year in productivity, findings from a comprehensive workplace wellness study has found.

06 February 2017

The World Health Organization (WHO) has a newly updated list of priority diseases for 2017.

01 February 2017

For the first time, a key malaria treatment has failed in patients being treated in the UK.

01 February 2017

Health officials are advising people to seek medical advice before travelling to areas affected by yellow fever.

16 January 2017

New research has linked chronic psychological stress with a heightened risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

13 January 2017

Dr Pete Vincent of Netcare Travel Clinics and Tokai Medicross has advised vigilance following an outbreak of typhoid in Zimbabwe.

11 January 2017

Two Taiwanese tourists contracted chikungunya fever after visiting Indonesia last month.

03 January 2017

New research from Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) has revealed that Kiwis are unaware of the costs that come with a medical emergency overseas.

19 December 2016

A new campaign aims to prompt Irish long-haul travellers to be more proactive about their travel health.

15 December 2016

Although flu activity is on the rise in the US, only 40 per cent of Americans have received a flu shot.