The Bolivia Ministry of Health has confirmed yellow fever in a 27-year-old male Danish tourist who likely contracted the mosquito borne virus while visiting the jungle, according to a Terra report (computer...

A new medical specialty, travel medicine, emerged in the 1980s in response to the health needs of increasing numbers of international travelers-The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. According to the...

In a follow-up on the outbreak of hepatitis A cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) positive for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-positive) in Hong Kong, The Centre for Health Protection (CHP)...

Infection prevention and control experts at Texas Children’s Hospital halted a 24-patient outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia in critically ill children after identifying docusate, a liquid stool softener,...

Every year, millions of travelers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware...

For the first time in six years, Salt Lake County health officials are reporting a confirmed measles case in a child that contracted the viral disease traveling abroad. This has prompted health officials...

The Philippines has been one of southeast Asia’s dengue hotspots in recent years and according to the latest figures from the Department of Health-Epidemiology Bureau (DOH-EB), the archipelago recorded...

In a follow-up on the Brazil yellow fever outbreak, Brazilian health officials today reported that the number of confirmed yellow fever cases in the current outbreak has reached 215. In total, 1,060 suspected...

In a follow-up on the anthrax outbreak in Western Province, Zambia, local media report six additional fatalities in the past five days. According to Sikongo Health Director Fredrick Siyunda, the six...

NSW Health is urging people to watch for measles symptoms after a young adult who contracted the disease overseas spent time in Sydney’s CBD, inner west and Baulkham Hills area while infectious. The...