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

Nigeria: Lassa fever [Update]

18 May 2020

Nigeria reported 9 additional cases of Lassa fever, bring the total number of cases to 1,000.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 May 2020)


Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

18 May 2020

Till 15 May 2020, 7,502 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Singapore, doubling the case count for the same period in 2019.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 16 May 2020)


Russia: Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

15 May 2020

Russia reported the first case of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever this year. There were a total of 38 cases in 2019.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 14 May 2020)


Russia: Measles

14 May 2020

Since the beginning of the year, 46 measles cases have been reported in Russia. 30 cases were children.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 May 2020)


Thailand: Dengue Fever

13 May 2020

Through May 5 this year, Thailand reported 10,938 dengue fever cases, including nine deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 May 2020)


Thailand: Chikungunya fever

13 May 2020

Since the beginning of the year, Thailand reported 962 cases of Chikungunya fever. No fatal cases was reported.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 May 2020)


Thailand: Measles

13 May 2020

Through May 2 this year, Thailand has seen 765 measles cases in 55 provinces.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 May 2020)