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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Dr preparing syringe for vaccination
05 February 2019

A project sponsored by the EU entitled ‘Vaccines and InfecTious diseases in the Ageing popuLation’ (VITAL) has been launched to address the challenges posed by infections.

Hands protecting paper figures
04 February 2019

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have developed a new online training programme to keep healthcare workers safe when treating patients with Ebola. 

Stop concept
01 February 2019

A new report from the World Health Organization states that the Ministry of Health, WHO and partners continue to respond to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Doctor disinfects skin of patient before vaccination
31 January 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Kazakhstan, where health officials have reported a measles outbreak.

Mosquito swimming on a lake
30 January 2019

It is peak transmission time for yellow fever in São Paulo, Brazil, and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) has issued a disease fever update.

American and Venezuela flag
29 January 2019

The US Department of State has issued an urgent travel advisory to all Americans who are in Venezuela or plan to travel to Venezuela, due to the US Government having limited ability to provide emergency services.

Medical syringe for measles vaccine
28 January 2019

In the state of Washington in the US, a state of emergency has been declared due to an outbreak of measles.

Chef washing salad
25 January 2019

On the Gulf of Nicoya Coast in Costa Rica, contaminated food is believed to be responsible for 33 hepatitis infections reported over an 11-day period this month.

Jamaica map
24 January 2019

The Caribbean Public Health Agency has stated that another regional outbreak of dengue fever may occur in the near future.

Researchers in lab
23 January 2019

 The World Health Organization has predicted that there are adequate supplies of an experimental Ebola vaccine to control the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

MMR vaccine
22 January 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) have reported a significant increase in measles cases from various countries in 2019.

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