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

Inner Mongolia: Plague

11 August 2020

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is closely monitoring a plague case in Bayannaoer, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. According to the Health Commission in Bayannaoer, the patient was diagnosed to have bubonic plague and had passed away. Close contacts of the patient have remained asymptomatic so far.

(Source: Centre for Health Protection of Department of Health 10 August 2020)

 

Inner Mongolia: Plague

11 August 2020

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is closely monitoring a plague case in Baotou, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. According to the Health Commission in Baotou, the patient was diagnosed to have pharyngeal plague and had passed away. Close contacts of the patient have remained asymptomatic so far.

(Source: Centre for Health Protection of Department of Health 7 August 2020)

 

Thailand: Chikungunya fever [Update]

6 August 2020

Thailand’s health ministry has reported an additional 1700 chikungunya cases in the past month or so, with the total cases now at 5,728 year to date from 65 of the country’s 76 provinces. No deaths have been reported.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 August 2020)