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

31 July 2020

In Taiwan, there have been 9 locally acquired dengue fever cases in 2020 to date, all living in Taoyuan City, and a total of 56 travel associated cases.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 July 2020)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Measles [Update]

31 July 2020

The Democratic Republic of the Congo measles outbreak continues as health officials report an additional 850 measles cases including 6 deaths across the country during the week ending July 12. The total suspected and confirmed measles cases reported since January is 67,438, including 950 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 July 2020)