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

Taiwan: Dengue fever [Update]

29 October 2020

As of 27 October, Taiwan reported 128 Dengue infection including 60 imported cases.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 29 October 2020)


Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

29 October 2020

As of 24 October Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 32,494 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 29 October 2020)


Russian Republic of Dagestan: Anthrax

29 October 2020

Health officials in the Russian Republic of Dagestan reported 5 cases of suspected Anthrax infection. Health officials believed that patients were been infected while they slaughtering and butchering livestock.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 26 October 2020)


French Guiana: Mayaro Fever

28 October 2020

French health authorities reported 13 confirmed cases of Mayaro Fever in French Guiana earlier this month. Among these cases, 11 occurred in the urban coastal areas, the remaining occurred in rural areas.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 25 October 2020)