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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

World Malaria Day
25 April 2019

On World Malaria Day Healix International has highlighted the importance of employers taking preventative measures for employees travelling to high-risk zones.

Graph showing increase
17 April 2019

New research has found that there has been an uptick in vaccine preventable diseases in Venezuela.

Forbidden sign with virus particle
16 April 2019

Metabiota has launched a new tracker that can monitor infectious disease threats on a global scale.

 
Measles vaccination
11 April 2019

A public health emergency has been declared in New York in the US due to a growing outbreak of measles.

Scientist in protective suit
10 April 2019

The latest External Situation Report from the World Health Organization states that the continuing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is ‘of particular concern’.

No entry sign on mosquito
09 April 2019

In its latest travellers’ health update, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has warned that travellers to parts of the Caribbean, Central and South America Western Pacific Islands, Australia, Southeast Asia and Africa are at risk of contracting dengue.

Measles warning sign
08 April 2019

A US-based hospital has warned that 200 people may have been exposed to the measles virus after a seven-year-old girl with the illness visited its emergency department.

Syringe on blue background
03 April 2019

In Nigeria, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has warned that there are fake meningitis vaccines circulating.

India on a globe
02 April 2019

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has modified its advisory against travelling to India due to Zika from ‘ongoing outbreak’ to ‘current or past transmission but no current outbreak’.

Syringe on map of Africa
28 March 2019

The Ebola epidemic in the DRC persists, amid distrust of its existence. 

In case of emergency
27 March 2019

A county in New York, US, has declared a state of emergency following a severe measles outbreak, and barred unvaccinated children from public areas.

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