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: Monkeypox [Update]

13 December 2021

A total of 24 deaths due to an outbreak of Monkeypox have been recorded in Maniema of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 12 December 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Cholera [Update]

10 December 2021

Since 4 December, more than 30 cases of Cholera including at least 10 deaths have been recorded in the South Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 December 2021)

 

Bangladesh: Dengue fever [Update]

10 December 2021

Bangladesh reported 27,839 cases of Dengue infection, so far this year. About 83.75% cases were reported in the capital Dhaka.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 8 December 2021)

 

India: Dengue Fever [Update]

8 December 2021

As of 4 December, India health officials reported 2,999 cases of Dengue Fever infection in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 December 2021)

 

India: Chikungunya Fever [Update]

8 December 2021

As of 4 December, India health officials reported 1,630 cases of Chikungunya Fever infection in the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 December 2021)

 

Nigeria: Monkeypox [Update]

8 December 2021

Nigeria has reported 79 cases of Monkeypox infection including 23 confirmed cases in the following states so far this year: Delta (7), Lagos (4), Bayelsa (4), Rivers (4), Edo (1), Federal Capital Territory (1), Niger (1), and Ogun (1).

(Source: Outbreak News Today 6 August 2021)