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

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

15 June 2021

As of 14 Jun, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 3,040 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 14 June 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Typhoid

15 June 2021

On 11 Jun, Provincial Minister of Health of Kwango, in western Democratic Republic of the Congo announced a Typhoid outbreak. More than 360 cases with 17 death were recorded since the beginning of this quarter.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 13 June 2021)

 

Malaysia: Rabies [Update]

11 June 2021

Ministry of Health Malaysia reported one additional human rabies death in Sarawak. Four rabies cases has been reported in Sarawak in 2021.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 10 June 2021)

 

Saudi Arabia: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome [Update]

11 June 2021

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health reported a new case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), bringing the country totals to 9 in 2021.

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 10 June 2021)

 

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

9 June 2021

As of 5 Jun, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 2,875 Dengue cases.

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

 

Turkey: Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever

9 June 2021

Turkey reported 243 human cases of Crimean-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever infection with 13 fatalities in the first five months of the year.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 June 2021)

 

Panama: Malaria

8 June 2021

Panama reported an increase in malaria cases this year, 1,506 cases of malaria are recorded till end of May.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 June 2021)