Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Business woman in airport
28 February 2019

A new CDC Travelers’ Health Update provides tips for US residents travelling overseas for business, with advice on measures to take pre, during and after their trip.

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27 February 2019

The Government of Canada has released a level 1 travel health notice regarding measles in the US, advising Canadian travellers to practise the usual health precautions.

Doctor holding up stop sign
25 February 2019

New research published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases presents an update on the health crisis in Venezuela and has prompted researchers to urge regional health authorities to take action to address worsening epidemics.

Chart of infectious disease
21 February 2019

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency CSIRO have developed a new tool to understand how infectious diseases found overseas might spread in Australia.

Carnival season in Brazil
20 February 2019

Carnival season in Brazil runs from 1 to 9 March in 2019, and in the country’s capital of Rio de Janeiro, one million participants are expected, including many travellers from Europe

Sick woman sneezing at airport
15 February 2019

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s latest weekly US Influenza Surveillance Report, influenza activity is continuing to increase in the US.

Close up of dead mosquito
14 February 2019

Recent disease outbreak news from the World Health Organization highlights that in Brazil it is currently the seasonal period for yellow fever and that further transmission of the disease is expected in the coming months based on seasonal patterns.

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12 February 2019

A new study from the University of Warwick in the UK has found that efforts to reduce the use of antibiotics in low-to-middle-income countries could be impeded by fears around leaving infectious diseases untreated.

Colourful medication and pills from above
08 February 2019

According to researchers at Rockefeller University in New York City, US, feeding mosquitoes human diet drugs can put them off biting and could be used to prevent diseases such as Zika and malaria.

07 February 2019

 Two falsified rabies vaccines have been discovered in circulation in the Philippines and increased vigilance should be taken by hospitals, clinics, health centres, wholesalers, distributors and pharmacies.

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06 February 2019

The latest WHO External Situation Report provides up-to-date details on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).