Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Measles has thousands quarantined
25 April 2018

Measles outbreaks in Japan and Taiwan have put thousands of people in quarantine and delayed travel plans.

CDC links E Coli outbreak to lettuce
23 April 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes romaine lettuce could be the source of an Escherichia Coli outbreak.

Innovative disease outbreak technology
20 April 2018

A partnership between a taxonomy expert at Lincoln University in the US and two US senior food safety researchers has led to the development of a new device that could help control disease outbreaks.

19 April 2018

Brazil’s Ministry of Health has advised the populations of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia to ensure that they are vaccinated against yellow fever.

Urgent response needed for flesh-eating disease
18 April 2018

An apparent outbreak of a flesh-eating disease is causing concern in Australia.

Study tests new malaria treatment
17 April 2018

A new study has tested the safety and efficacy of ivermectin paired with ACTs.

13 April 2018

Luanda, Benguela, Uige and Bié have recorded 400,000 of the nation’s year-to-date 720,000 malaria cases.

11 April 2018

In the past month, four West Australian residents have returned from holidays in South East Asia infected with measles.


09 April 2018

The New Jersey Department of Health in the US has announced that it is in the preliminary stages of investigating eight cases of Escherichia coli in four counties.

06 April 2018

Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno, in the US have discovered clues on how to predict and respond to emerging diseases

05 April 2018

Five US healthcare organisations – Humana, Multiplan, Quest Diagnostics and UnitedHealth Group’s Optum and UnitedHealthcare – have announced that they will be working together to launch a blockchain technology-driven pilot programme to improve data quality and reduce administrative costs associat