Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

20 March 2018

According to a recent study, people who fly on planes while contagious can infect others, but the risk is mainly to those seated next to them or in the adjacent row.

19 March 2018

A new Joint Research Centre report has found disease-bearing insects are spreading across the globe, exposing more humans to viral infections.

16 March 2018

UK travel health authorities have upgraded the Zika virus alert for Myanmar to ‘moderate’.

15 March 2018

More government warnings on the continuous presence of dengue fever in American Samoa in the post-Cyclone Gita period have been issued.

13 March 2018

The human rabies toll in Mozambique is being blamed, in part, on insufficient funds for buying the necessary vaccines.

12 March 2018

In the UK, the University of Liverpool is leading a major collaborative project to develop a Zika virus vaccine that is suitable for use during pregnancy.

09 March 2018

Researchers have reported on GS-5734, a promising experimental broad spectrum antiviral drug that could inhibit a range of coronaviruses.

08 March 2018

Influenza season is still underway in Europe and most countries in the region are affected, particularly Denmark, Estonia, Norway, Sweden and Russia.

07 March 2018

British public service broadcaster, the BBC, has reported on Lassa fever, highlighting that the disease can cause dangerous epidemics but that there is no current vaccine.

06 March 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided an update on cholera in the province of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

05 March 2018

According to a recent warning by an expert in infectious diseases, unprecedented levels of immunosuppression in countries such as Australia and the US need to be considered in planning for the real risk of smallpox re-emerging in the world.