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With over 30 years at the forefront of travel health, MASTA is proud to bring you alerts and topical information from across the globe. Make MASTA your one stop shop for expert advice, leaving you concentrate on what is most important… enjoying your travels.

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 22nd December 2016

A continued increase in Malaria has been reported in Venezuela, with almost 200,000 cases Jan- Nov 16 amongst other global outbreaks...
Tags: Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Avian Influenza, Chikungunya, Cholera, Haff Disease, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Lyme Disease, malaria, measles, Meningitis C, MERS-CoV, Methanol Poisoning, Plague, Scrub Typhus

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 14th December 2016

Authorities warn against unregulated white wine in Cambodia amongst other health alerts...
Tags: Cholera, Dengue, Hantavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Methanol Poisoning, Mumps, Yellow Fever, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 8th December 2016

Over 251,000 suspected cases of Chikungunya reported in Brazil Jan-Nov 2016, compared to 17,683 suspected cases in 2015.
Tags: Chikungunya, Cholera, Dengue, Legionnaires, Leptospirosis, MERS-CoV

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 1st December 2016

Ever heard of Mayaro Virus Disease or Rift Valley Fever? Find out where these outbreaks have occured amongst others across the globe...
Tags: Cholera, Dengue Fever, Hand foot and mouth, hepatitis a, Encephalitis, Mayaro Virus Disease, MERS-CoV, Rift Valley Fever, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 24th November 2016

The first locally acquired Zika virus infection has been repoted in Kompong Siem District in Cambodia and other global outbreaks.....
Tags: Acute Flaccid Myelitis, Avian Influenza, Campylobacteriosis, Cholera, Dengue Fever, Diphtheria, Encephalitis, MERS-CoV, Mumps, Tularemia, Rabies, Trypanosomiasis, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 17th November 2016

Avian Influenza in China, Cholera in Ghana and Japanese Encephalitis in Myanmar to name a few...
Tags: Cholera, Dengue, Avian Influenza, Kyasanur Forest Disease, Japanese Encephalitis, MERS-CoV, Mumps, Scrub Typhus, Jungle Yellow Fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 9th November 2016

Dengue is continuing to cause problems in Vietnam whilst Brazil has reported the first case of rabies in the state of Ceara since 2012...
Tags: Chickungunya, Dengue, Hand foot and mouth, MERS-CoV, rabies, West Nile Fever, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 19th October 2016

An outbreak of chikungunya, with over 500 cases, has been reported in the Philippines amongst other global disease outbreaks...
Tags: Chickungunya, Dengue, Cholera, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Wild Polio Virus, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 6th October 2016

Resurgence of Diphtheria in Venezuela and an outbreak of Hepatitis A in Hawaii amongst other outbreaks
Tags: Dengue, Diphtheria, hepatitis a, Japanese Encephalitis, Lassa Fever, Leishmaniasis, Leptospirosis, MERS-CoV, rabies, Rotavirus, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 29th September 2016

Americas declared free of measles whilst cases of the Zika virus continue to rise in Puerto Rico...
Tags: Zika, measles, Hand foot and mouth, rabies, Anthrax, Monkeypox, Scrub Typhus, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever

5 minutes on Zika Virus

What is it? Where did it come from? and where is it now?
Tags: Zika, mosquito, Pregnancy

Staying Healthy at 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games

The countdown has begun for the 2016 Rio Games and Brazil is preparing for an influx of international visitors. If you are planning to join thousands of British travellers expected to attend then preparation is the key!
Tags: olympics, brazil, tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis a, yellow fever, malaria