Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Ebola outbreak map
18 October 2018

Following a meeting of an expert advisory, it has been determined that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is not a global emergency.

Rostrum in conference hall
17 October 2018

WHO experts will meet today to determine whether the current Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC constitutes a global health emergency.

Corsica map.
15 October 2018

A human case of West Nile virus has been reported in Corsica, France after the individual visited the island on holiday.

Cracked concrete
11 October 2018

Due to the recent earthquake and tsunami, travellers to Central Sulawesi may experience serious health and safety risks, and medical care may not be available.

Digitised map of Europe with tracking dots.
09 October 2018

As of 20 September 2018, 1,505 confirmed and probable locally acquired human West Nile Virus (WNV) infections had been reported by European countries.

Rat on plate
08 October 2018

A man in Hong Kong has been diagnosed with a form of hepatitis E that was previously found only in rats.

man surfing
05 October 2018

A surf resort in Texas was closed after a man who visited died from brain-eating amoeba. 

Seafood crabs on display
04 October 2018

There has been a surge in cases of hepatitis A in the regions of Bio Bio and Nuble in Chile.

Vietnam on world map
03 October 2018

Taiwan's Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a travel alert for Vietnam after it confirmed a new case of Zika virus infection that was imported from the Southeast Asian country.

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.