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

Kenya: Leishmaniasis

8 November 2021

Over the last few months, 33 cases and 5 deaths of visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-zar) have been reported in Tharaka Nithi County in Central Kenya.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 November 2021)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

8 November 2021

As of 31 October, Nigeria reported 403 cases of Lassa Fever with 79 deaths this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 November 2021)

 

Japan: Syphilis [Update]

5 November 2021

As of 23 October, Japan health officials reported 6,031 cases of Syphilis infection. Among these cases, 1,891 were reported in Tokyo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

Ukraine: Poliomyelitis [Update]

5 November 2021

Ukraine health officials reported one case of Poliovirus type 1 infection in a 12 years old child from Transcarpathia. Upon investigation, the case is not related to the previous case in September and has not been vaccinated against Poliomyelitis.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

Bangladesh: Dengue fever [Update]

5 November 2021

Bangladesh reported 24,277 cases of Dengue infection including 95 deaths, so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

Pakistan: Dengue fever [Update]

5 November 2021

As of 3 November, health officials in Pakistan reported 14,510 cases of Dengue infection in Punjab province and 7,480 cases elsewhere in the country.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

Pakistan: Measles

5 November 2021

Health officials in Shangla District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, Pakistan reported a Measles outbreak with more than 400 cases so far.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

India: Zika Virus [Update]

5 November 2021

As of 3 November, 25 cases of Zika Virus infection have been reported in Kampur, India.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

India: Dengue Fever [Update]

5 November 2021

As of 3 November, 1,100 cases of Dengue infection have been reported in Locknow, India.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

Mozambique: Cholera

5 November 2021

According to World Health Organization, as of 19 October, 191 cases of Cholera were notified in some communities of Caia District, Mozambique.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 November 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

2 November 2021

As of 2 November, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 4,726 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 2 November 2021)

 

India: Dengue Fever

2 November 2021

Health officials in Delhi, India reported 1,537 cases of Dengue Fever infection so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 November 2021)

 

Belize: Chikungunya Fever

2 November 2021

Belize reported 737 cases of Chikungunya Fever infection so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 October 2021)

 

Guatemala: Chikungunya Fever

2 November 2021

Guatemala reported 1,091 cases of Chikungunya Fever infection so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 October 2021)

 

Brazil: Chikungunya Fever [Update]

2 November 2021

Brazil reported 119,019 cases of Chikungunya Fever including 57,221 confirmed cases so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 October 2021)

 

USA: Hepatitis A

2 November 2021

Health officials in Roanoke, Virginia, USA reported 49 cases of confirmed Hepatitis A infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 October 2021)

 

USA: Hantavirus

2 November 2021

Health authorities in Riverside County, California, USA reported the first human case of Hantavirus infection in the county.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 October 2021)

 

Sierra Leone: Measles

2 November 2021

On 30 October, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation reported 3 cases of Measles infection in Kambia District.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 October 2021)

 

Ghana: Yellow Fever

2 November 2021

The Ghana Health Services reported on 29 October that 8 suspected lethal Yellow Fever infection have been recorded in the Savannah Region.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 30 October 2021)

 

South Africa: Rabies [Update]

2 November 2021

Since the beginning of the year, 11 cases of Rabies infection have been reported in KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape province, South Africa.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 29 October 2021)