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

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

23 December 2020

As of 19 December, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 34,925 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 23 December 2020)

 

Ukraine: Tetanus

20 December 2020

As of 21 November, Ukraine reported 12 cases of Tetanus infection. The last case was infected via an injury to his right forearm and required treatment in the intensive care unit.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 20 December 2020)

 

Reunion: Dengue Fever

21 December 2020

As of 15 December, Reunion reported 16,055 Dengue infection including 22 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 19 December 2020)

 

Nigeria: Lassa fever [Update]

20 December 2020

As of 12 December,Nigeria reported 1,163 cases of Lassa fever including 241 fatal cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 18 December 2020)