Travel Health Service Year 2021

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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

Brazil: Measles [Update]

5 March 2021

During the first six weeks of 2021, Brazil has reported 54 confirmed cases of Measles with another 161 cases under investigation. No deaths were reported.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 March 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

4 March 2021

As of 2 March 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 1,280 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 4 March 2021)

 

Guinea: Ebola Virus Disease [Update]

3 March 2021

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea has leaded to eight deaths among 13 confirmed and 4 probable cases, according to the World Health Organization.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 March 2021)

 

South Africa: Rabies

3 March 2021

The South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases reported the first human Rabies case and death of 2021 in a child from KwaZulu-Natal after suffered from an injury while playing with a dog.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 March 2021)

 

Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

3 March 2021

Brazil has reported 22,332 Dengue cases with 4 deaths, so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 28 February 2021)

 

Philippine: Dengue Fever

3 March 2021

In Philippine, as of 6 February 2021, 6,614 Dengue cases with 20 deaths have been recorded.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 February 2021)

 

Vietnam: Dengue Fever

3 March 2021

In Vietnam, a total of 11,659 cases of Dengue infection without any deaths have been reported through 14 February 2020.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 27 February 2021)