Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Ebola quarantine tape
15 January 2019

It’s a new year, but the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo rages on and is now in its sixth month.

Ill tourist in a hotel
14 January 2019

GetGoing has highlighted the riskiest holiday destinations in terms of disease transmission, with Kenya, India and Thailand top of the list.

Cruise ship travel
14 January 2019

A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship has returned home early after almost 500 people on board were struck down by a gastrointestinal illness.

Concept of infection
10 January 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a level-2 alert for drug-resistant infections in Mexico, meaning that travellers should practice enhanced precautions.

Young woman with face mask in the street
09 January 2019

Metabiota believes that the travel and tourism industry is likely to be affected by a health crisis in the coming year. 

Doctor consulting patient
09 January 2019

CDC warns that international travellers should consider a pretravel consultation with travel health specialists.

08 January 2019

 India has asked the US to withdraw or modify a travel advisory that was previously issued over an outbreak of Zika.

EU map
03 January 2019

None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75-per-cent influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups

Drugs and syringe for malaria treatment
19 December 2018

In South Africa, the peak summer malaria season has arrived, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases has issued warnings for travellers to domestic or international destinations to ensure adequate protection.

E. coli alert sign
18 December 2018

In the latest report from Healix International, travellers to the US are advised to be aware of an ongoing outbreak of Escherichia coli caused by Romaine lettuce.

Skiers having fun in snow mountain
12 December 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travellers’ health update, in which it provides six tips for healthy travel abroad ahead of the holiday travel season.