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

Singapore: Dengue Fever [Update]

10 February 2021

As of 9 February 2021, Singapore’s National Environment Agency reported 860 Dengue cases.

(Source: Singapore’s National Environment Agency 9 February 2021)

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Ebola Virus Disease

10 February 2021

The Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of the Congo reported a new case of Ebola has been detected in Butembo city in North Kivu Province on 7 February.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 February 2021)

 

Ethiopia: Dengue Fever

10 February 2021

The World Health Organization reported a Dengue outbreak in the Somali Region of eastern Ethiopia, with close to 160 confirmed cases in Warder Woreda of Dolo Zone and 47 suspected cases in Dolo Ado Woreda of Liban Zone.

(Source: Outbreak News Today 7 February 2021)