Travel Health Service Year 2021

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Current Travel Health News

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

9 August 2021

Ceara state of northeastern Brazil confirmed the first measles case in 16 months.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 August 2021)

 

Brazil: Yellow Fever [Update]

9 August 2021

Rio Grande do Sul state of Brazil reported 4 howler monkey deaths due to yellow fever.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 August 2021)

 

Guinea: Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever

9 August 2021

Guinea reported a Marburg Haemorrhagic Fever case in the Guéckédou prefecture in the Nzérékoré Region of south-western Guinea.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 August 2021)

 

Nigeria: Monkeypox [Update]

9 August 2021

Nigeria reported 483 suspected cases of Monkeypox since September 2017. 69 cases were recorded during the first seven months of 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 August 2021)

 

Philippines: Filariasis

5 August 2021

Philippines reported 33 cases of Filariasis in two villages of Tboli town in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 August 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

5 August 2021

As of 31 July, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,727 cases of Dengue infection.

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

 

Nigeria: Cholera [Update]

4 August 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported a total of 27,186 suspected Cholera cases with 653 deaths in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 August 2021)

 

Saudi Arabia: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [Update]

4 August 2021

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the country totals to 11 in 2021. This is the second case in a week.

For more information on MERS, please visit the Centre for Health Protection’s thematic webpage: https://www.chp.gov.hk/en/features/26511.html

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 August 2021)