Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

01 December 2009

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised travellers venturing to Bali to avoid close contact with the animals there following a 2009 report by the Indonesia Ministry of Health, which confirmed 15 deaths caused by rabies

28 September 2009

British researchers have developed a new air filter that could help to reduce the spread of swine flu and other illnesses among passengers onboard commercial airline flights

08 September 2009

More than 15 British tourists who stayed at the all-inclusive five-star Hauza Beach Hotel in Egypt this year are considering taking legal action against their tour operators after all experienced serious gastric problems after being fed under-cooked food

26 August 2009

The British Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated its travel and safety information for travellers visiting Cambodia.

14 August 2009

According to a survey by Mercer, around two in five employers (41 per cent) do not have a human resources policy in place for health-related emergencies.

22 June 2009

Latest figures from the WHO show the number of swine flu cases around the world continues to rise

08 June 2009

According to the World Health Organization, as of 06:00 am, 8 June 2009, 73 countries have officially reported 25,288 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection, including 139 deaths

18 May 2009

The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office has lifted a ban on all but essential travel to Mexico following the outbreak of swine flu.

11 May 2009

According to the World Health Organization, on 10 May 2009, 29 countries have officially reported 4379 cases of influenza A(H1N1) infection. Mexico has reported 1,626 laboratory confirmed human cases of infection, including 45 deaths. The United States has reported 2,254 laboratory confirmed human cases, including two deaths. Canada has reported 280 laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death. Costa Rica has reported eight laboratory confirmed human cases, including one death.

05 May 2007

According to the World Health Organization, 985 cases of H1N1 flu have now been officially reported across 20 countries. Mexico has seen 590 cases that have been confirmed by a laboratory, with 25 deaths; in the US, there have been 226 reported cases and one death. Canadian health officials have also confirmed 85 cases with no deaths, with a further four cases reported in other parts of the Americas. The UK's Health Protection Agency has confirmed 27 infections with no deaths, while Spain has 40 confirmed cases, none fatal.

29 April 2007

Below is a summary of advice and warnings from various governments around the world, along with input from insurers, doctors and risk analysts about the swine flu outbreak that is currently spreading throughout certain parts of the world. All advisories were correct on 29 April 2009.