Travel Health Service Year 2020

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Take precautions against dengue fever when travelling abroad

Dengue fever is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. This includes various popular tourist destinations for Hong Kong people including the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Travellers planning to travel in these areas should take precautions against the disease. Travellers returning from areas where dengue fever is prevalent should seek medical advice as soon as possible if they feel unwell and provide travel details to their doctors.

For more information on dengue fever, including the latest situation in neighbouring and overseas countries and areas, please visit the Centre for Health Protection’s thematic webpage at https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/38847.html

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Monkeypox [Update]

3 December 2020

Through the first 10 months of 2020, health officials reported 6,231 suspected and confirmed cases of Monkeypox in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 December 2020)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

3 December 2020

As of 28 November, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 34,235 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 2 December 2020)

 

World: Malaria

3 December 2020

In 2019, there were an estimated 229 million cases of malaria globally, which caused approximately 409 000 malaria deaths. Around 94% of malaria cases occur in Africa.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 November 2020)

 

Bolivia: Measles

3 December 2020

Bolivia reported three cases of measles in the Santa Cruz region.
(Source: Outbreak News Today 29 November 2020)