Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

12 November 2018

Egypt has launched a food hygiene improvement project.

Traveller with suitcase in airport
08 November 2018

The CDC says that key health risks that travellers should be looking out for this holiday season are Zika and measles.

Map of Thailand
07 November 2018

Thailand’s health ministry has confirmed two ongoing infectious disease outbreaks in the country – measles and dengue.

Pregnant woman holding plane model on her tummy
06 November 2018

Healix International has released its October report, in which it identifies a number of potential health issues for travelling workers, with a particular focus on the risks for pregnant employees.

Woman holding out hand to say no
02 November 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Australia has eliminated rubella.

Beware of ticks sign
31 October 2018

A 30-per-cent rise in tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in Switzerland this year has prompted health authorities to consider broadening vaccination recommendations against the disease.

Measles vaccine
30 October 2018

Government data has found the epidemic has reached a total number of cases of 2,192 and has caused 12 deaths.

Word polio highlighted in dictionary
29 October 2018

The polio outbreak warning has been updated in five countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Somalia and Syria. 

A mosquito.
26 October 2018

As many as 140 people in the Indian city of Jaipur have been infected with Zika virus, the biggest outbreak that the country has seen to date.

Tokyo skyline with Mount Fuji in the background.
24 October 2018

A sharp increase in cases of rubella in Japan has prompted a warning from health authorities.

An ill person going to the bathroom.
22 October 2018

Tour operator Tui is facing group legal action from a number of British holidaymakers who became ill during trips to Mexico’s Riviera Maya region back in 2016.