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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.

An update on the Zika Virus

Despite the decrease of emergency declarations about Zika, it is still a threat...
Tags: Zika, zika virus, risks, Pregnancy, preparation, travelling, advice, mosquito

MASTA Travel Health Alert - 13th June 2017

A large outbreak of conjunctivitis has been reported in Guadeloupe...
Tags: Chikungunya, Anthrax, rabies, Conjunctivitis, Dengue Fever, Dengue, Hantavirus, Polio, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 8th June 2017

Over 6,400 confirmed cases of Measles have been reported in Romania...
Tags: measles, rabies, Meningitis C, Meningitis, pertussis, Plague, Dengue Fever, Dengue, Cholera, Anthrax

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 1st June 2017

An outbreak of Typhoid has been reported in Zambia...
Tags: typhoid, zika, rabies, zika, Cholera, Dengue Fever, Dengue, Legionnaires Disease, Legionnaires, Polio

MASTA Travel Health Alert - 24th May 2017

Health authorities have reported an increase of Malaria cases in South Africa...
Tags: Zika, Tick-borne Encephalitis, Meningitis, Meningitis C, malaria, Kyasanur Forest Disease, Hantavirus, eb, Cholera

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 17th May 2017

The outbreak of Meningitis continues in Nigeria...
Tags: Anthrax, Chikungunya, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever, Dengue Fever, Coccidioidomycosis, Ebola, Meningitis, Polio

Business Travel Abroad

The health and welfare of employees and the role of the employer in terms of helping to make this happen is not a new concept, but what do we mean by Duty of Care in this context and why does it matter so much?
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MASTA Travel Health Alert- 11th May 2017

240 confirmed Yellow Fever deaths reported in Brazil Jan- May 2017 along with other global disease outbreaks...
Tags: Anthrax, Cholera, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever, Dengue Fever, Meningitis, yellow fever, Diarrhoea

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 3rd May 2017

Outbreak of meningitis continues in Nigeria, with over 10,600 suspected cases (919 deaths) reported, Jan-Apr 17
Tags: Cholera, Leishmaniasis, Leptospirosis, Measles, Meningitis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Yellow Fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 26th April 2017

Measles cases reported across Ethiopia, Italy, Romania and Somalia
Tags: Anthrax, Chikungunya, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever, Diphtheria, Cholera, Japanese Encephalitis, Measles, Meningitis, Monkeypox, Powassan Virus

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 29th March 2017

Over 1,560 cases of Yellow Fever reported in Brazil between January and March 2017...
Tags: Cholera, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever, hepatitis a, Lassa Fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 22nd March 2017

First locally acquired cases of tick-borne encephalitis reported in the Netherlands...
Tags: Anthrax, Brucellosis, Diarrhoea, Cholera, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever, Dengue Fever, Lassa Fever, Malaria, Measles, Monkeypox, Polio, Tick-borne Encephalitis, yellow fever, Food Poisoning

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 5th April 2017

Over 1,000 cases of Measles reported in Italy Jan-Apr 2017...
Tags: Chikungunya, Dengue, Kyasanur Forest Disease, Measles, Meningitis, Polio, Yellow Fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 8th March 2017

Dengue is a continuing problem for Colombia, Fiji, Malaysia, Mexico and Sri Lanka...
Tags: Chikungunya, Cholera, Diarrhoea, Dengue, Hand foot and mouth, Lassa Fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 28th February 2017

A death from suspected Avian Influenza reported from Egypt...
Tags: Avian Influenza, Chikungunya, Cholera, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever, Hantavirus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis E, Lassa Fever, Measles, Meningitis, Tularemia, Yellow Fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 22nd February 2017

Continuing rise in Malaria in Venezuela...
Tags: Chikungunya, Cholera, Hand foot and mouth, Hantavirus, Seoul Virus, Malaria, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, Yellow Fever, Zika, Schistosomiasis

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 1st February 2017

Dengue a continuing problem in Colombia, Mexico, Malaysia and Nicaragua amongst others...
Tags: Avian Influenza, Dengue Fever, Hand foot and mouth, Hepatitis E, malaria, MERS-CoV, Norovirus, Food Poisoning, yellow fever

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 18th January 2017

A state of emergency has been declared in Minas Gerais (SE) Brazil after 133 suspected Yellow Fever cases reported
Tags: Chikungunya, Cholera, Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic fever, Dengue Fever, Diphtheria, Hantavirus, Leishmaniasis, malaria, MERS-CoV, rabies, yellow fever, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 12th January 2017

Puerto Rico reports a human death from rabies caused by a mongoose bite whilst 2 children have died from rabies in Myanmar...
Tags: Anthrax, Chikungunya, Dengue Fever, Hantavirus, Hepatitis E, Leptospirosis, Melioidosis, MERS-CoV, Mumps, rabies, yellow fever, Zika

MASTA Travel Health Alert- 29th December 2016

Hand, Foot and Mouth cases reported across China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and Vietnam...
Tags: African Trypanosomiasis, Haff Disease, Hand foot and mouth, Hantavirus, Hepatitis, Encephalitis, Lassa Fever, measles, MERS-CoV, Methanol Poisoning, Zika