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

Taiwan: Dengue fever [Update]

22 October 2020

As of 21 October, Taiwan reported 126 Dengue infection including 60 imported cases.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 22 October 2020)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

22 October 2020

As of 17 October Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 31,929 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 22 October 2020)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Plague [Update]

22 October 2020

Ituri Province in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has reported a total of 124 plague cases with 17 deaths so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 October 2020)