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

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Virus Disease

11 October 2021

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a new confirmed death case of Ebola in Beni health zone of North Kivu Province on 8 October.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 October 2021)

 

Japan: Syphilis [Update]

11 October 2021

As of 29 September, Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases has reported 5,248 Syphilis cases. Among these cases, 1,691 were reported in Tokyo and 558 in Osaka.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 9 October 2021)

 

Peru: Yellow Fever

11 October 2021

In 2021 to date, Peru reported 14 Yellow Fever cases, including 7 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 October 2021)

 

Brazil: Yellow Fever [Update]

11 October 2021

From July 2020 to April 2021(the seasonal period), Brazil reported eight confirmed yellow fever cases, including three deaths in the state of Santa Catarina. One confirmed case was reported in Afua, Para State since July 2021 (the current seasonal period).

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 October 2021)

 

Bangladesh: Dengue fever [Update]

8 October 2021

Bangladesh reported 19,544 cases of Dengue Fever including 73 deaths, so far this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 October 2021)

 

USA: West Nile Virus infection

8 October 2021

The Rhode Island Department of Health, USA, announced the state’s first human case of West Nile Virus infection in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 October 2021)

 

Norway: Hepatitis A

8 October 2021

The Norway Institute of Public Health has reported an outbreak of Hepatitis A. So far, infection has been detected in 10 people living in several counties. Source of infection remains unknown.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 October 2021)

 

Cambodia: Malaria

8 October 2021

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization, Cambodia reported 596 cases of Malaria infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 October 2021)

 

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Malaria

8 October 2021

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization, Lao People’s Democratic Republic reported 805 cases of Malaria infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 October 2021)

 

Myanmar: Malaria

8 October 2021

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization, Myanmar reported 9,763 cases of Malaria infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 October 2021)

 

Thailand: Malaria

8 October 2021

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization, Myanmar reported 1,102 cases of Malaria infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 October 2021)

 

Vietnam: Malaria

8 October 2021

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization, Vietnam reported 141 cases of Malaria infection.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 October 2021)

 

Mainland China: Malaria

8 October 2021

According to 2nd Quarter 2021 data from the World Health Organization, 47 imported Malaria cases were reported in Yunnan province. Mainland China received malaria-free certification from WHO in June this year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 October 2021)

 

USA: Syphilis

8 October 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, USA, reported 104 cases of Syphilis in Delaware County during the first half of 2021. This exceeds the total reported number in last year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 October 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

5 October 2021

As of 4 October, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 4,298 cases of Dengue Fever infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 5 October 2021)

 

Nigeria: Lassa Fever [Update]

5 October 2021

Since the beginning of this year, Nigeria reported 379 cases of Lassa Fever with 77 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 October 2021)

 

Nigeria: Cholera [Update]

5 October 2021

Since the beginning of this year, Nigeria reported 88,563 cases of Cholera infection include 3,057 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 October 2021)

 

Brazil: Measles [Update]

5 October 2021

As of 25 September, Brazil has reported 552 confirmed cases of Measles infection, including 2 deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 4 October 2021)

 

Venezuela: Yellow Fever

5 October 2021

To date, 7 cases of Yellow Fever infection have been reported in the Maturín de Monagas municipality, Venezuela.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 October 2021)

 

Kyrgyzstan: Anthrax

5 October 2021

Since the beginning of the year, 16 cases of Anthrax has been confirmed in the Jalal-Abad region, Kyrgyzstan.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 October 2021)

 

South Africa: Rabies [Update]

5 October 2021

Since the beginning of the year, 8 cases of Rabies infection have been confirmed in South Africa.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 1 October 2021)