British scientists studying mosquitoes in Kenya’s western highlands have discovered a previously unknown malaria carrying species of the insect.
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The Czech Republic’s Ministry of Health has reported an outbreak of methanol poisoning that – as of 25 September – has claimed the lives of 24 people, with 34 in a critical condition in hospital.
Research from San Francisco’s University of California published in scientific journal Sleep has shown that a good night’s sleep after a travel vaccination can make the vaccination more effective.
Canadian health officials are calling the latest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in Quebec City the worst in Canada’s recent history, with 141 confirmed cases at the time of writing, including nine deaths.
Despite efforts by health agencies worldwide, measles remains a major – and growing – problem in many countries.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued an updated notice for Greece’s current malaria outbreak.
A team of scientists from Peru and the US have surveyed 1,000 travellers with the aim of studying the effects and severity of altitude sickness.
The National Travel Health Network and Centre in the UK has issued advice for travellers to Europe and neighbouring countries, which shows that Europe has several native mosquito species capable of transmitting disease (e.g. Anopheles and Culex spp).
A new study led by scientists at Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa, has successfully tested a new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) that could potentially halt the spread of a fatal drug-resistant strain of the disease.
Travelvax Australia, the Australian arm of specialist travel medicine service Travelvax, has issued a bulletin aiming to soothe Australian tourists’ concerns about the recent outbreak of West Nile virus (WNV) in the US.
Certain hospitals in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) are reportedly going to be encouraged by the government to consider setting up profit-making facilities abroad in order to try and boost funds for the overstretched national service.