Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Luggage at airport security check
02 October 2018

A recent study called has found that plastic trays at airport security have more respiratory viruses than public toilets. 

Applying insect repellent
01 October 2018

Researchers at the University of Maine in the US have received US$1.5 million to examine the relationships among the spread of mosquito-transmitted disease, perceptions of mosquito-borne disease risk and human travel.

3D medical background with DNA strand
28 September 2018

New findings on tuberculosis (TB) were recently announced at the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on tuberculosis.

Doctor disinfects skin of patient before vaccination
25 September 2018

Public Health England (PHE) has released new data that show that the number of people diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) in England is at its lowest level since the 1990s, raising hope that the disease may soon be wiped out.

Ebola virus positive blood
24 September 2018

According to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains active.

Blood sample
19 September 2018

Officials in northern Italy have confirmed that commercial water-cooling towers were the source of a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak.

Outstretched hands reach out for limited water supply from tap
18 September 2018

The BBC has reported that an emergency has been declared in Zimbabwe, with the country struggling with its worst outbreak of cholera in a decade.

Syringe on Ebola book
14 September 2018

As of September 11, around 29 people had been treated with new experimental Ebola drugs, 14 of whom have recovered.

hospital hand sanitiser
12 September 2018

Following the identification of the first ever case of monkeypox in England earlier this month, health officials have said that a second person has been identified with the infection.

Suspected anthrax outbreak in Turkey
07 September 2018

According to news reports in Turkey, the southeast of the country has been hit by a new outbreak of anthrax.

New hope for antibiotic treatment
06 September 2018

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK have found that bacteria that were thought to be resistant to a powerful antibiotic may actually be susceptible to treatment.