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

Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

9 June 2020

To date, Brazil has reported a total of about 1,040,481 dengue cases, including 342 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 June 2020)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Measles [Update]

5 June 2020

So far this year, nearly 60,000 Measles cases have been reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including 783 deaths.

For more information on measles, please visit the Centre for Health Protection’s thematic webpage: https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/100419.html

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 June 2020)

 

India: Avian Influenza, poultry and wild birds

5 June 2020

India reported H5N1 outbreaks in poultry in Kerala, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh states; and H5N1 outbreaks in wild birds in Bihar and Jharkhand states.

(Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy 3 June 2020)

 

Taiwan: Avian Influenza, poultry [Update]

5 June 2020

Taiwan reported another H5N5 avian influenza outbreak in Yunlin County.

(Source: Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy 3 June 2020)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

3 June 2020

Till 29 May 2020, more than 8,800 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Singapore.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 June 2020)

 

Argentina: Dengue fever

3 June 2020

So far this year, more than 70,000 dengue fever cases have been reported in Argentina.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 June 2020)