Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

23 June 2011

MosquitoThe UK’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) has released new figures that show the number of UK travellers found to be suffering from dengue fever has more than doubled in the past year.

26 August 2010

Man washing handsAs the rainy season continues, so does the progress of cholera in Nigeria, where 352 people have died in a three-month period.

24 May 2010

Chikungunya virus under a microscopeResearchers in one of the teams at the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have developed a vaccine that could immunise travellers and locals against Chikungunya.

17 March 2010

At the end of March, more than 213 countries and overseas territories or communities worldwide had reported laboratory confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1 2009, including at least 16,713 deaths

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