Articles tagged “disease”

Zika Still Poses Threat But Many Travelers Don’t Seem Concerned

Zika Still Poses Threat But Many Travelers Don’t Seem Concerned

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

We knew Zika would be a short-term problem for most hard hit destinations. But with warmer weather and rainy seasons around the bend, do destinations have a plan in place to get the right messaging out to ensure they don't have another lackluster year?

2 years ago

U.S. Issues Travel Advisory for Cuba Over Danger of Cholera Infection

U.S. Issues Travel Advisory for Cuba Over Danger of Cholera Infection

Associated Press

The warnings rings slightly false since most U.S. citizens aren't allowed to visit Cuba anyway. But apparently enough legal tourism programs exist there that the government considered an advisory necessary.

6 years ago

Asian airports start screening flyers to prevent China’s bird flu from spreading

Asian airports start screening flyers to prevent China’s bird flu from spreading

Sui-Lee Wee, Reuters

Tourism and the massive movement of travelers in and out of China is, for possibly the first time, seen as a potentially dangerous trend that could expedite the spread of the lethal flu.

6 years ago

CDC warns travelers of Marburg fever outbreak in commonly visited areas of Uganda

CDC warns travelers of Marburg fever outbreak in commonly visited areas of Uganda

Travelers in the area need only practice basic hygiene and common sense when coming in contact with animals; practices that should be used even in areas without an active outbreak.

6 years ago

Meningitis outbreak plagues European cruise ship, four employees diagnosed

The episode, combined with an unrelated outbreak of fungal meningitis on US cruise ships, highlights why hygiene is a hefty variable to consider when takking a cruise.

6 years ago

New web tool tracks how mosquito-born diseases spread based on air travel

The basic tool needs to be updated to factor more sensitive variables into its measurement, but its findings can first be used to research which region needs the strongest preventative measures.

6 years ago

Ebola outbreak hits the heart of Uganda’s nascent tourism industry

The Daily Telegraph

Originating next to the country’s most visited national park during Uganda’s peak visiting season, Ebola is causing millions of dollars of cancellations although no official warning has been issued yet.

7 years ago