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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

Taiwan: Dengue Fever [Update]

13 November 2020

As of 13 November, Taiwan reported 131 Dengue infection including 61 imported cases.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 13 November 2020)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

13 November 2020

As of 7 November, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 33,342 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 13 November 2020)

 

Paraguay: Dengue Fever [Update]

12 November 2020

The Minister of Health of Paraguay reported that 348 cases of Dengue Fever had been recorded in the past three weeks, and he further indicated that the epidemic may increase rapidly after the beginning of rainy season.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 November 2020)

 

Nigeria: Yellow fever

12 November 2020

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported on 6 November that 3 cases of Yellow Fever infection had been confirmed in Delta and Enugu States, more suspected cases are awaiting laboratory confirmation.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 9 November 2020)

 

Malaysia: Rabies [Update]

10 November 2020

Malaysia health officials have reported the fifth case of human Rabies infection in Sarawak this year. Patient dead after suffering from encephalitis. There was no history of animal injury, and source of infection remains unidentified.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 November 2020)

 

Chad: Chikungunya Fever [Update]

10 November 2020

As of 14 August 2020, Chad health officials reported 38,280 cases of Chikungunya Fever infection, including 1 death.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 November 2020)