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

Nepal: Rabies

12 July 2021

In Kavrepalanchok district of Nepal, 3 cases of lethal Rabies infection were recorded during the past month.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 9 July 2021)

 

USA: West Nile Virus [Update]

12 July 2021

As of 9 July, the California Department of Public Health, USA announced the first confirmed death of West Nile Virus infection in San Luis Obispo County.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 July 2021)

 

USA: Plague

12 July 2021

In Colorado, USA state health authorities confirmed a lethal Plague infection in a 10-year-old girl from La Plata County. The case is the first person in Colorado to die from Plague since 2015.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 July 2021)

 

Ireland: Syphilis

12 July 2021

In Ireland, 242 cases of Syphilis infection have been reported during 1 Jan to 30 Apr.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 July 2021)

 

India: Zika Virus

12 July 2021

As of 11 July, 18 cases of Zika Virus infection have been reported in Kerala state, India.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 11 July 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

12 July 2021

As of 9 July, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,477 cases of Dengue infection.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 12 July 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

9 July 2021

As of 3 July 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,387 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 8 July 2021)

 

Brazil: Dengue Fever [Update]

7 Jul 2021

São Paulo city of Brazil reported 6,551 cases of Dengue fever during the first six months of 2021, compared to 2,026 cases in the whole year of 2020.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 July 2021)

 

Guinea: Lassa Fever

7 Jul 2021

The World Health Organization reported the second confirmed Lassa fever case and fatality in Guinea.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 July 2021)

 

Russia: Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

7 Jul 2021

Fourteen cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever were reported in Stavropol in southwestern Russia.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 July 2021)

 

Brazil: Chikungunya Fever [Update]

6 July 2021

Health authorities in São Paulo state, Brazil reported 7,600 cases of Chikungunya Fever during the first six months of 2021, compared to only 254 cases in the whole year of 2020.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 5 July 2021)

 

Philippines: Dengue Fever [Update]

6 July 2021

Baguio City in the Philippines reported an increase in Dengue this year, 19,202 cases of are recorded till 19 of June.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 July 2021)

 

India: Rabies

6 July 2021

In Dimapur district of Nagaland state in northeastern India , officials reported two human rabies deaths.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 3 July 2021)

 

Nigeria: Measles [Update]

6 July 2021

Health officials in the Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria reported 8,894 cases and 99 deaths of measles in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 2 July 2021)