When is COVID-19 not COVID-19? Staying vigilant in travel health Margaret Umeed explains the need to consider other conditions when assessing returning travellers The efficacy of quarantine measures against coronavirus Alison Wall looks at the reasons behind many governments’ decision to lock down their countries Five questions on: Malaria A round-up of the key facts nurses for advising travellers to endemic destinations, writes Alex Turnbull An update on the Zika virus Margaret Umeed explains what primary care nurses need to tell Brazil-bound travellers this summer Yellow fever vaccination changes Carolyn Driver outlines the amendments to international health regulations and the effect on travellers Keeping malaria at bay Avoiding mosquito bites is the frontline defence against malaria. Catherine Brewer describes how travellers can best avoid being bitten MERS-CoV: an emerging disease The latest infectious disease to emerge is Middle East respiratory syndrome, explains Carolyn Driver Cholera: advising travellers Hilary Simons advises on risk assessment for global travellers. Improving diagnosis of malaria Imported cases of malaria are rising and UK practice nurses must enhance their ability to diagnose the disease, in additon to providing advice on prevention, writes Deborah Duncan Providing UK travellers with advice about hantaviruses The recent US outbreak of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome may spark questions from patients in travel consultations, writes Deborah Duncan The prevention of typhoid in travellers Typhoid is a travel-related hazard for those visiting endemic areas overseas. Providing pre-travel guidance Pre-travel health advice from nurses helps patients to avoid preventable problems and manage risk, writes Ian Peate Travel health: routine and required vaccines Vaccines are an important public health measure and may prompt travellers to attend for pre-travel health advice, write Claire Wong and Hilary Simons.