Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

30 April 2012

fuzzballMeasles continues to pose a significant global health risk, despite efforts to counter its spread.

27 April 2012

mosquito!International medical assistance provider International SOS launched its new integrated malaria solution as part of World Malaria Day on 25 April.

25 April 2012

sydneyResidents of western Sydney in Australia have been advised to stay alert after two cases of measles were diagnosed at Blacktown Hospital.

23 April 2012

mosquitoExperts from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, working in partnership with scientists from the Gambia, Kenya, Cameroon and Mali, have made a major breakthrough in the battle against malaria.

13 April 2012

needleMeningococcal meningitis, a bacterial form of meningitis that can cause severe brain damage if untreated, is a worldwide problem, but the highest rates of the disease occur in the semi-arid region of Africa below the Sahara Desert.

12 April 2012

handwithsyringeTravel medicine service Travelvax Australia has advised visitors to the London Olympics, the Ukraine or Poland for Euro 2012 to have key travel vaccinations, as well as a booster for childhood immunisations, six weeks before travel.

20 February 2012

MapBlue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Massachusetts, US, has become the first health insurer in the state to offer its comprehensive health insurance coverage and services to members who travel or live overseas for their work

19 January 2012

For many younger holidaymakers, getting a tattoo done while on your gap year is a common occurrence, but after a traveller from Western Australia contracted HIV from a tattoo they got whilst on holiday in Bali, health authorities have been keen to warn against such activities. Tattoo being done

11 October 2011

showerThe UK’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has said it is aware of nine cases of Legionnaires’ disease in people who have travelled to Corfu since August. The HPA is currently working with colleagues in the UK, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Greek Public Health authorities to collect and share further information regarding a possible source or sources.

03 October 2011

backUK-based healthcare provider MediCare International has looked at the top types of claims it has received over the past two years in order to reveal which conditions are most prevalent. The company said that the results of its research not only reflect the most common complaints, but the fact that being in a new and different environment can also have an impact on one’s health.

20 September 2011

Chiang MaiThailand’s Department of Disease Control has released its report into the deaths of five tourists and a local guide that occurred in January and February this year, but the findings show that while exposure to pesticides probably killed the women, the exact cause of the deaths may never be known