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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]

20 November 2020

As of 19 November, Taiwan reported 133 Dengue infection including 62 imported cases.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 19 November 2020)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

20 November 2020

As of 14 November, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 33,697 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 19 November 2020)

 

Nigeria: Lassa fever [Update]

20 November 2020

Nigeria health officials reported additional five confirmed cases of Lassa fever last week, bringing to a total of 1,136 in 2020, including 234 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 November 2020)

 

Brazil: Measles [Update]

20 November 2020

As of 9 October, Brazil has reported 8,202 confirmed measles cases, including 7 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 17 November 2020)

 

Mauritania: Rift Valley Fever [Update]

20 November 2020

Mauritania reported from September 4 to November 7, a total of 75 laboratory confirmed cases and 25 deaths of Rift Valley Fever.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 16 November 2020)