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

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

26 November 2020

As of 21 November, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 33,956 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 26 November 2020)


Japan: Syphilis [Update]

26 November 2020

As of 18 November,Japan ’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Tokyo has reported 5,023 Syphilis cases. Among these cases, 1,318 cases was reported in Tokyo and 792 cases in Osaka.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 25 November 2020)


Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

25 November 2020

To date, Brazil has reported a total of 1, 378,592 cases of Dengue Fever , including 500 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 22 November 2020)


Costa Rica: Dengue fever [Update]

24 November 2020

As of 31 October, 9,438 Dengue Fever cases have been reported in Costa Rica. This surpassing the total number of cases registered last year. The most affected regions are the Huetar Caribe with 4,353 cases and La Brunca with 2,228 cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 21 November 2020)