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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Scientist in protective suit
10 April 2019

The latest External Situation Report from the World Health Organization states that the continuing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ‘of particular concern’.

No entry sign on mosquito
09 April 2019

In its latest travellers’ health update, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that travellers to parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America Western Pacific Islands, Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa are at risk of contracting dengue.

Measles warning sign
08 April 2019

A US-based hospital has warned that 200 people may have been exposed to the measles virus after a seven-year-old girl with the illness visited its emergency department.

Syringe on blue background
03 April 2019

In Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned that there are fake meningitis vaccines circulating.

India on a globe
02 April 2019

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has modified its advisory against travelling to India due to Zika from ‘ongoing outbreak’ to ‘current or past transmission but no current outbreak’.

Syringe on map of Africa
28 March 2019

The Ebola epidemic in the DRC persists, amid distrust of its existence. 

In case of emergency
27 March 2019

A county in New York, US, has declared a state of emergency following a severe measles outbreak, and barred unvaccinated children from public areas.

Measles
26 March 2019

New Zealand authorities have said that passengers on a flight from Melbourne, Australia, to Christchurch, New Zealand, on 19 March were exposed to measles.

Pregnant woman and dr
25 March 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently eased its travel advisory for pregnant women as the threat of Zika diminishes but confusion abounds. 

Spraying insect repellent
21 March 2019

In Brazil, Rio de Janeiro health officials are on alert, with dengue cases having risen by almost half this year compared with the same period in 2018.

Business traveller
20 March 2019

Measles cases are on the rise on a global scale and employers should conduct detailed risk assessments before sending employees overseas.

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