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

Afghanistan: Poliomyelitis [Update]

19 June 2020

The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) reported globally so far in 2020 is now 67 as Afghanistan and Pakistan report additional cases this week. In Afghanistan, four additional WPV1 cases were reported.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 June 2020)

 

Pakistan: Poliomyelitis [Update]

19 June 2020

The number of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) reported globally so far in 2020 is now 67 as Afghanistan and Pakistan report additional cases this week. In Pakistan, one additional WPV1 case was reported.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 June 2020)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

19 June 2020

Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA) reported 1,158 dengue cases last week. This is the highest number of weekly dengue cases ever recorded in Singapore, since the 891 cases recorded in 2014. To date, the cumulative number of dengue cases for this year is 11,166.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 16 June 2020)