Laboratory-confirmed travel-related infections in Scotland during 2018

14 May 2019

Article: 53/1902

On 14 May 2019, Health Protection Scotland (HPS) published its 2018 report on laboratory-confirmed travel-related infections in Scotland. This report summarises:

  • recent travel trends as a context 
  • laboratory notifications of travel-related significance

UK travel abroad continues to increase and among the pathogens reported, gastrointestinal infections are again the most commonly reported. Food and water hygiene remain essential for protecting the health of the travelling public, among others.