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

Thailand: Chikungunya fever [Update]

10 September 2020

Thailand’s official reported an additional 685 Chikungunya cases in the past week, bringing the country’s total to 8,363 cases in 70 provinces this year. No deaths have been reported.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 September 2020)