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Global travel health news and disease outbreak coverage.

Skiers having fun in snow mountain
12 December 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a travellers’ health update, in which it provides six tips for healthy travel abroad ahead of the holiday travel season.

Hand of doctor holding vaccination
11 December 2018

In Japan, the government has said that it will offer free rubella vaccinations for three years to men who were not vaccinated in their childhood.

Disneyland California
07 December 2018

A cooling tower at Disneyland has been identified as the likely source of an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease.

Sick woman covered with blanket
06 December 2018

Researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore have highlighted the potential role of bioaerosol sampling in disease surveillance.

A sign that says measles warning
05 December 2018

A new report states that measles cases spiked in 2017 as multiple countries experienced severe and protracted outbreaks of the disease.

Dark bats in the city
04 December 2018

An alert has been issued by India’s Health Department due to fear of an outbreak of Nipah in Kerala.

Doctor disinfects skin of patient before vaccination
03 December 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel advisory for Madagascar due to a large measles outbreak.

Lab with experimental Ebola virus vaccine
30 November 2018

WHO states that as the Ebola virus disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo approaches five months since declaration, responding to the outbreak continues to be a challenge. 

Malaria virus - blood in a test tube
27 November 2018

The World Health Organization recently published the World Malaria Report 2018, providing an update on global and regional malaria data and trends.

Caesar salad
21 November 2018

The CDC advises consumers in the US to avoid consuming romaine lettuce and retailers and restaurants not to serve or sell any due to an outbreak of Escherichia coli.

MERS virus test
20 November 2018

Four additional cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) infection have been reported from 16 through 30 October 2018

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