Travel Health Service Year 2021

Travel Health News

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

Burundi: Malaria

7 May 2021

Since January 1, 2019, the Ministry of Health of Burundi has reported nearly 6 million cases of malaria with more than 1,800 deaths. Total population of Burundi was around 12 million.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 May 2021)

 

Taiwan: Dengue Fever [Update]

7 May 2021

As of 5 May 2021, Taiwan reported 5 imported cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Taiwan Centers for Disease Control 6 May 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

5 May 2021

As of 1 May, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 2,299 Dengue cases.

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